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Sanjiva K. Lele

Sanjiva K. Lele

Center for Turbulence Research
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University
Durand Building, Room 253
Mail Code 4035
Stanford, CA 94305

Phone:  650-723-7721


Professor Lele's research combines numerical simulations with analytical modeling to study fundamental unsteady flow phenomena, turbulence, flow instabilities, and flow-generated sound. Recent projects include simulation and modeling of high-speed jets and shock-cell noise, exploitation of flow instabilities for enhanced mixing and for reducing the vortex-wake hazard from an airplane, new approaches for active/passive noise control, and the development of high-fidelity prediction methods for engineering applications including transition and flow-generated noise. Professor Lele has a joint appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has been an Associate Editor of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics since 1994.


Academic Honors and Awards

Selected Journal Publications

Current Ph.D. Students

Name Research Area
Scott Davidson
David Dawson
Jin-Wook Lee
Zach Vane

Ph.D. Graduates

Name Year Current Employment
Ken Franco 2012

Stanford Nanocharacterization Lab

Brandon Morgan 2012

Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL)

Britton Olson 2012

Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL)

Arjun Sharma 2012 PostDoctoral Fellow
Center for Aeromechanics Research, Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
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