Principal Investigator

Matthias Ihme

Associate Professor
Center for Turbulence Research

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Stanford University

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford, 2008

M.Sc. Computational Engineering, University of Erlangen, Germany, 2002

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Mechanical Engineering, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany, 2000

Email: mihme@stanford.edu


Current Ph.D. Students

Name Information Research Interest
Eric ChingEric Jishuan Ching Education: BS, Cornell University, 2015.


Email:  eching@stanford.edu

  • Discontinuous Galerkin methods
  • Hypersonic flow simulations
DanyalDanyal Mohaddes Khorassani Education: B.A.Sc. University of Toronto, 2016.


Email:  danmohad@stanford.edu


  • Porous media combustion
  • Reacting flow diagnostics
  • Spray combustion
Emeric Boigné Education: BS, Ecole Centrale Paris, 2014 – 2016.


Email:  eboigne@stanford.edu

  • X-ray computed tomography
  • Wildfires and smoldering
  • Porous media combustion
  • Reacting flow diagnostics
Filip Simeski Education: ScB, Engineering, Brown University, 2017.


Email:  filip.simeski@stanford.edu

  • Molecular Simulations
  • Phase Behavior and Transport in Nanoporous Media
  • Supercritical Fluids
  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Energy Storage Systems
Priyanka Muhunthan Education: BS, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, June 2018.


Email: pmuhun@stanford.edu

  • Combustion in Porous Media
  Steven Brill Education: BS, University of Notre Dame, 2016.


Email: srbrill@stanford.edu

  • Discontinuous Galerkin Methods
  • Reacting Flow Simulations
Jack Guo Education: BS, University of California, Berkeley, 2017.


Email: jguo96@stanford.edu

  • Li/Air Battery Multi-scale Modelling
  • Transcritical Flow Numerical Modelling
Wai Tong Education: MEng, Imperial College London, 2017.


Email: wtchung@stanford.edu

  • Supercritical flows
  • LES simulations of turbulent combustion
Nguyen Ly Education:  BS, Aeronautical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Email: nguyenly@stanford.edu

  • Supercritical flows
  • Flow instabilities
Matthew Bonanni Education:  BS, Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University, 2019.


Email: mbonanni@stanford.edu

  • Scientific computing with TPUs
  • Wildfire modeling
Brett Bornhoft Education:  M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University 2016.B.Sc., Middle Tennessee State University, 2014.


Email: bornhoft@stanford.edu

  • High-speed reacting flows
  • Multiphase flows
  • Discontinuous Galerkin methods
Rebeca Toro Garza Education:  BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, 2019.


Email: etorogar@stanford.edu

  • X-ray Computed Tomography

Current Postdoctoral Fellows

Name Information Research Interest
Narendra Singh Education: Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 2020.

M.S., Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 2016.

B.Tech with Honors, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, 2014.


Email: narsingh@stanford.edu

  • Particle-laden high-speed flows
  •  Strong-field ionization of condensed phases
  • Nonequilibrium modeling for gas transport in nano-pores
  • Nonequilibrium high-temperature chemistry
Changxiao Shao Education: Ph.D. Zhejiang University, 2017.

B.E. Wuhan University, 2012


Email: shaocx@stanford.edu

  • Level set method
  • Gas-liquid flows
  • Combustion noise
Alexander Späh Education: Ph.D., Chemical Physics, Stockholm University, 2020.

M.Sc., Physics, Technical University of Munich, 2015.

B.Sc., Physics, Technical University of Munich, 2012.


Email: spaeh@stanford.edu

  • Supercritical fluids
  • X-ray scattering
  • X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy
Davy Brouzet Education: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne, 2020.

M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), 2014.

B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), 2012.


Email: dbrouzet@stanford.edu

  • Turbulent combustion
  • Aero-acoustics and combustion noise
  • Direct numerical simulations and large-eddy simulations of reacting flows.

Rotation, Visiting and Undergraduate Students

Name Information Research Interest
Ali Lasemi Education: BS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020.


Email: alasemi@stanford.edu

  • Discontinuous Galerkin methods
  • Adaptive numerical methods
  • Hypersonic entry vehicle simulations
Ethan Li Education: Pursuing B.S. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Class of 2023.


Email: ethansli@stanford.edu

  • Wildfire detection systems
  • Wildfire percolation models and simulations

Alumni

The first position after graduation is indicated.

  • Quentin Douasbin, Post-Doc 2020, Postdoctoral Fellow at CERFACS.
  • Alireza Ostadhossein, Post-Doc 2019, Battery Cell Engineer at Rivian.
  • Sadaf Sobhani, PhD 2019, Post-Doc at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
  • Dong Li, Post-Doc 2019.
  • Michael Dodd, Post-Doc 2019, Physics Software Engineer at Private Division.
  • Qing Wang, PhD 2018, Software Engineer at Google.
  • Pavan Govindaraju, M. Sc. 2018.
  • Jeff Labahn, Post-Doc 2018, Simulation Development Engineer at Avametric.
  • Thomas Jaravel, Post-Doc 2018, Researcher at CERFACS.
  • Hao Wu, PhD 2018, Senior Software Engineering at Cruise Automation.
  • Peter Ma, PhD 2018, Software Engineer at Google.
  • Kevin Grogan, PhD 2017, Project Engineer at ATA Engineering.
  • Muralikrishna Raju, Post-Doc 2017.
  • Daniel Thomas Banuti, Post-Doc 2017, Senior Research Scientist at Cascade Technologies Inc.
  • Jared Dunnmon, PhD 2017, Post-Doc in Computer Science at Stanford University.
  • Jeffrey O’Brien, PhD 2017, Research Scientist at Cascade Technologies Inc.
  • Jeonglae Kim, Post-Doc 2017, Assistant Professor at Arizona State University School of Engineering of Matters Transport and Energy.
  • Luca Magri, Post-Doc 2016, Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow at University of Cambridge.
  • Lucas Esclapez, Post-Doc 2016, Researcher at CERFACS.
  • Benedetta Giulia Franzelli, Post-Doc 2015, CNRS researcher at Laboratoire EM2C, École Centrale Paris.
  • Aymeric Vié, Post-Doc 2015, Assistant Professor at École Centrale Paris.
  • Mehdi B. Nik, Post-Doc 2015, Data Scientist at Omniscience.
  • Jean-Pierre Hickey, Post-Doc 2014, Assistant Professor at University of Waterloo.
  • Yu Lv, PhD 2016, Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University.
  • Yuntao Chen, PhD 2015, Combustion Technology Engineer at Siemens Power and Gas.
  • Yee Chee See, PhD 2014, Research Engineer at Convergent Science Inc.
  • Sean Torrez, co-advised PhD 2012, Principal Engineer at Physical Sciences Inc.
  • Emre Sozer, co-advised PhD 2009, Principal Engineer at Siemens.

Past visitors

  • Haiyue Li, Peking University, (2019)
  • Jili Wei, Tsinghua University (2019)
  • Nikolas Perakis, Technical University of Munich (2019)
  • Wenwen Xie, Tsinghua University (2019)
  • Zhilong Cheng, Xi’an Jiaotong University (2018)
  • Jackie Chan, Stanford University (2017)
  • Xinyi Huang, Tsinghua University (2017)
  • Alessandro Stagni, Politecnico di Milano (2015)
  • Michael Evans, University of Adelaide (2015)
  • Milan Pelletier, Ecole Centrale Paris (2014)
  • Franziska Hunger, TU Freiberg (2013)
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