Sean Clees is a senior studying Nuclear Engineering in the Schreyer Honors College. He joined the unsteady flows project in the Reacting Flow Dynamics Lab in Fall 2016. Sean’s research focuses on vortex breakdown, a flow bifurcation in which a region of recirculation forms along the center of a swirling jet. His research interests include vortex dynamics, hydrodynamic instability, and reduced-order modeling. Outside of the RFDL, Sean enjoys soccer and playing, listening to, and writing about music.
Mark Frederick is an undergraduate in the Schreyer Honors College pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He has been with the Reacting Flow Dynamics Lab since Fall 2015 and will be graduating in May 2018. His research is on the unsteady swirling flows project where he looks at the creation of a global instability, known as a precessing vortex core, and its utility in the suppression of combustion instability. Outside of the RFDL he is involved in student government, the Pride of the Lion Pep Band, and service project events at the PSU arboretum.