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NPRE 596 Graduate Seminar Series - Venkattraman Ayyaswamy

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Topics
academic, engineering, graduate
Sponsor
NPRE 596 Graduate Seminar Series
Location
1320 Digital Computer Laboratory, 1304 W. Springfield Avenue, Urbana, IL
Date
Oct 11, 2022   4:00 - 4:50 pm  
Speaker
Venkattraman Ayyaswamy, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California Merced
Cost
Free and Open to the Public
E-Mail
nuclear@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-2295
Views
11
Originating Calendar
NPRE seminars

Bio: Venkattraman Ayyaswamy is currently an Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Merced. He leads a group with interests in the broad area of non-continuum fluid mechanics and plasma science and engineering. His group has developed SOMAFOAM, which is a free and open source software (FOSS) for fluid modeling of low-temperature plasmas. An aerospace engineer by training, he received his PhD in Aero & Astro from Purdue University in 2012 after receiving his Master’s (also from Purdue) in 2009. Prior to coming to the US for graduate education, he got his Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in 2007. Before his current position, he held visiting faculty appointments at Purdue as well as IIT Madras. He also spent a summer at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab during his graduate school. Venkatt is a recipient of the Hellman Foundation Fellowship, Ramanujan Fellowship (by the Department of Science and Technology (India)), Purdue’s finalist for the Chorafas Foundation Awards, Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching as well as a Young Engineer Fellowship from the Indian Institute of Science.

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