Alex Rattner (email) – is the principal investigator of the Multiscale Thermal Fluids and Energy Lab. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State. He received his Ph.D. in Summer 2015 from the Georgia Institute of Technology as a US Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow. His research expertise includes waste heat recovery, absorption refrigeration, membrane distillation, air-cooled condensers for power plants, and experimental and computational multiphase flow heat and mass transfer. His full CV is available here.
Mahdi Nabil (Ph.D. student, Fall 2015 – , email) – Mahdi received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) and Auburn University, respectively. His research interests include boiling heat transfer, PIV Measurements in turbulent flows, thermal conductivity enhancement of phase change materials, and CFD studies on hyperthermia (cancer thermal therapy).
Sanjay Adhikari (Ph.D. student, Fall 2015 – , email) – Sanjay received his in B.S. degree in Mechanical engineering from National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India and his M.S. degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He worked at an aerospace company for two years focusing on high speed flows. His research interests include fluid and particle dynamics, multiphase flow, simulation of deep drilling, oil jet breakup, and heat transfer in engine cooling galleries.