Assad Oberai, Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering has received the Early Career Principal Investigator (ECPI) award from the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) of the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The purpose of this program is “to support research in applied mathematics, collaboratory research, computer science, and networks performed by exceptionally talented scientists and engineers early in their careers”
(see http://www.sc.doe.gov/grants/Fr04-05.html for details).
This highly competitive award is normally given to about 20 young researchers each year and provides support at the level of $100,000 per year for three years. Prof. Oberai’s research is aimed at developing effective mathematics and algorithms to model highly nonlinear, complex phenomena that exhibit multiple spatial and temporal scales. This work has direct applications in the design and analysis of components in aerospace industry (flow over airfoils and bluff bodies, flows in jet engines, etc.), chemical industry (flows in ducts and pipes, in combustors and mixers etc.), environmental sciences (dispersion of pollutants and contaminants, generation aerodynamic noise), automobile industry (flow over cars, flows in IC engines, etc.) and biomedical sciences (flow in large blood vessels).