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Dr. Prakash Bhoi, Assistant Professor, earned his Ph.D. in Biosystems Engineering at Oklahoma State University in 2014.  Previously, he earned a Master of Technology degree and a Bachelor of Engineering degree, both in Mechanical Engineering. He has conducted research in the areas of combustion of renewable fuels, biofuels, biomass gasification, and emissions from syngas combustion.

Dr. David Calamas, Assistant Professor, earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama in 2013.  He has conducted research in the areas of biologically-inspired thermal and fluid transport phenomena, microscale flows, passive and active thermal management techniques, solar irradiance measurement and forecasting, and engineering education. For more information on Dr. Calamas’ activities, please see his website.

Dr. Sevki Cesmeci, Assistant Professor, earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2017. He has conducted research in the areas of magnetorheological fluids and magnetorheological damping devices, smart shock absorbers, proportional flow valves, and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis of turbomachinery.

Dr. Marcel Ilie, Assistant Professor, earned his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University in 2008. Subsequently, he served as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Aerospace Engineering at The University of California, San Diego.  Before joining Georgia Southern, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He has conducted research in the areas aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, combustion modeling, turbulence modeling, and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

Dr. Mosfequr Rahman, Associate Professor, completed his Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics at The University of Alabama in 2005.  He has conducted research in the areas of experimental fluid mechanics, aerodynamic performance analysis of vertical axis wind turbine, and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations of incompressible fluids and nanofluids.

Dr.Valentin Soloiu, Professor, completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest in 1997.  He has conducted research in the areas of Energy Systems, Sustainable and Renewable Bio-fuels, Combustion and Emissions, Fuel Sprays, Unsteady Fluid Dynamics, Design and Development of IC Engines, Dynamics and Vibrations, and Tribology. For more information on Dr. Soloiu’s work, please see the Renewable Energy and Engines Laboratory.

Last updated: 7/15/2019

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