Principal Investigator

Omer San
Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Oklahoma State University
326 General Academic Building
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 USA
Phone: (405) 744-2457
E-mail: osan@okstate.edu | cfdlab.osu@gmail.com
Website: MAE | cfdlab.org

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Dr. San has been an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at OSU since 2015.  He received his bachelors in aeronautical engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 2005, his masters in aerospace engineering from Old Dominion University in 2007, and his Ph.D. in engineering mechanics from Virginia Tech in 2012. He worked as a postdoc at Virginia Tech from 2012-'14, and then from 2014-'15 at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. He is a recipient of U.S. Department of Energy 2018 Early Career Research Program Award in Applied Mathematics. His field of study is centered upon the development, analysis and application of advanced computational methods in science and engineering with a particular emphasis on fluid dynamics across a variety of spatial and temporal scales. His Erdős number is 4.



Current Members


Harsha Vaddireddy
PhD Student 
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078
Email: hvaddir@okstate.edu

Harsha completed his Masters in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, India. He joined CFDlab as a PhD student at OSU in Fall 2018. His research interests include turbulence modelingmachine learning/statistical inference and high performance computing. His current research is directed towards developing physics-constrained data driven tools for LES closure modeling.




Shady Ahmed
PhD Student 
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078
Email: shady.ahmed@okstate.edu

Shady obtained his BS and MS in Mechanical Power Engineering from Mansoura University, Egypt. He joined the CFDLab as a PhD student at OSU in Fall 2018. His current research is focused on establishing data-assisted methodologies for numerical weather prediction, with emphasis on extreme events. His research efforts have three main thrusts; hybrid-analytics, data assimilation, and reduced order modeling.




Suraj Pawar
PhD Student 
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078
Email: supawar@okstate.edu

Suraj completed his MS in Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech and his BS at the University of Mumbai, India. Suraj joined the CFDLab in January 2019, and his PhD research is focused on developing robust asynchronous computing algorithms for solving partial differential equations which can be scaled to Exascale. He is interested in solving problems related to the nonlinear dynamics of geophysical fluid flows.




Sk. Mashfiqur Rahman
MS Student 
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078
Email: skmashfiqur.rahman@okstate.edu

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Mashfiq completed his BS in Mechanical Engineering at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). He joined the CFDLab in Fall, 2017. He is currently pursuing his MS degree at OSU. His research interests are in applied and computational mathematics, turbulence modeling, and high performance computing. His MS research involves the development of robust and improved physics-based and data-driven models for atmospheric and geophysical turbulent flows.




Mansoor Ahmed
MS Student 
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078
Email: mansoor.ahmed@okstate.edu

Mansoor is a graduate student with research interests in CFD analysis for high Reynolds number flows. He has accomplished his MS in engineering mechanics from Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden in 2011. He has completed his BS in mechanical engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore Pakistan. Mansoor joined CFDLab in August 2016. His research involves the improvement of unitary equipment using CFD studies, inlet duct design guidelines for ASHRAE standards, air-mixers and air-samplers guidelines for ASHRAE standards.



 Alumni Members


Romit Maulik
PhD, 2019

Time Period: January 2016 - January 2019
Dissertation: Data-driven sub-grid model development for large eddy simulations of turbulence
Position Upon Graduation: Postdoctoral researcher at Argonne National Laboratory 

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Nick Nelsen
BS, 2018
Project: A reduced order framework for optimal control of nonlinear partial differential equations



Wesley Glenn
MS (non-thesis), 2017
Project: Reduced order modeling of cardiovascular flows: fluid-structure interactions and constitutive modeling