Graduate Students

Xiaoling Chen

My name is Xiaoling Chen and I am a PhD candidate in Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State. Before joining Dr. O’Connor’s group, I earned my Bachelor’s Degree of Thermal Energy and Power Engineering from Southeast University in 2012 and Master’s Degree of Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong Univeristy in 2015. I am doing research in combustion dynamics especially the transient behavior of combustion instabilities and control of the attenuation of pressure oscillations in combustion systems.  I am interested in music and soccer.

Wyatt Culler

Anand Makwana

Ankit Tyagi

Ankit Tyagi has been a graduate research assistant in the Reacting Flow Dynamics Lab since Spring 2015. He is currently pursuing his PhD. in Mechanical Engineering at Penn State. He graduated in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Stony Brook University, NY. His research project involves studying interacting turbulent flames using high-speed laser diagnostics. His other research interests include, turbulence, digital image processing, discrete differential geometry, and pattern recognition. Besides these, Ankit also enjoys coffee brewing, soccer, progressive music and cooking.