Teaching & Advising


ME 7433 Advanced Heat Transfer I (3)

Fall 2016

Steady and transient heat conduction; fundamentals of radiation heat transfer.

ME 4621 Thermal Science Laboratory (1)

Spring 2017, Spring 2018

Laboratory demonstrations and experimentation in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer concepts.

ME 2543 Simulation Methods for Mechanical Engineers (3)

Fall 2017, Spring 2021, Fall 2022

Computer-based problem solving techniques for mechanical engineering; numeric linear algebra and solution of ordinary differential equations; use of computers in simulations of mechanical engineering systems.

ME 4933 Aircraft Propulsion (3)

Spring 2018, Spring 2019

The theories and principles of jet propulsion. Aerothermochemistry. Gas turbine engine performance characteristics. Component and cycle analysis of jet engines.

ME 4943 Rocket Propulsion (3)

Fall 2018, Fall 2019

This class deals with chemical rocket propulsion for launch, orbital and interplanetary flight. This course will focus on solid, liquid, and hybrid rocket engines. Thermochemistry, turbomachinery, nozzle flows, flight performance, thrust chamber analysis including real gas and kinetic effects will be discussed.

ME 2334 Thermodynamics (4)

Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Fall 2021

Fundamental concepts and applications of thermodynamics in engineering.

ME 4433 Heat Transfer (3)

Spring 2022

Principles of heat transfer by conduction, radiation and convection.

ME 4943 Rotorcraft Aerodynamics (3)

Fall 2020, Fall 2021

This class discusses aerodynamics associated with rotating blade helicopters. It primarily involves development of theoretical approaches to predict rotor performance characteristics for various regimes of flight.

ME 4943 Flight Mechanics (3)

Fall 2022

The focus of this course is on the aerodynamics, performance, propulsion, stability and control, and flight controls of atmospheric flight vehicles. The class assumes a basic understanding of fluid dynamics, and will cover the development of the equations of motion, aircraft
static and dynamic stability, aircraft response to atmospheric disturbances, flight simulation, and the fundamentals of classical feedback control theory.

ME 4843 Gas Dynamics (3)

Spring 2023

The focus of this course will be on compressible fluid flows, focused on applications in high-speed flight and propulsion. Topics covered include: Classical thermodynamics of gases in equilibrium, general equations governing compressible flows, one-dimensional flows including basic concepts, isentropic flow, flows with heat and friction (Rayleigh/Fanno flows), normal and oblique shock waves, expansion waves, flows in nozzles/diffusers/wind tunnels, multidimensional flows including general concepts, small perturbation theory for linearized flows, and method of characteristics for nonlinear flows, unsteady flows including shock-tubes and introduction to detonation theory. The course will incorporate numerical methods and their use for solutions to gas dynamics problems as relevant.

Capstone senior design team advising:

  • 2016-2017: Shell Eco-marathon
  • 2017-2018: Shell Eco-marathon; SAE Advanced Aero Design (Regular class)
  • 2018-2019: SAE Advanced Aero Design, Project Andromeda
  • 2020-21: Aerial drone competition
  • 2021-22: SAE Aero Design (Regular Class)