Dr. Abhilash Chandy’s Webpage 
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

 

Academic Background

Dr. Abhilash Chandy received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology (N.I.T.), Trichy, India in May 2000.  He pursued his Masters in Aerospace Engineering at University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, until August 2002, where he worked on shock-tube experiments studying various properties such as ignition delays and shock-impact characteristics of high-energy density fuel mixtures.  He received his Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, in May 2007.  During this period, he worked on developing numerical methods to investigate several combustion phenomena such as turbulent flame extinction/reignition, radiation and soot, using large eddy simulation (LES) and probability density function (PDF) methodologies.  He also worked as an intern at ANSYS-FLUENT, for three summers from 2004-2006.  After completing his PhD program, he continued to work as a post-doctoral researcher at Purdue for over a year, during which he worked on modeling plasma reactors for waste incineration and developed high fidelity fast-Fourier transform (FFT)-based spectral methods to solve the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations in a homogenous turbulence environment.  In August of 2008, he joined the Mechanical Engineering department of University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, as a tenure-track Assistant Professor.http://www.nitt.edu/http://www.ufl.edu/http://www.purdue.edu/http://www.fluent.com/http://www.fftw.org/http://www.uakron.edu/shapeimage_4_link_0shapeimage_4_link_1shapeimage_4_link_2shapeimage_4_link_3shapeimage_4_link_4shapeimage_4_link_5

Advising hours for Spring 2015: T/W/Th - 9 - 11 AM