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Rui Ni is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering. He is interested in developing advanced flow diagnostic systems, i.e. Lagrangian particle tracking system, and use this system to study a variety of problems. These problems encompass many interdisciplinary areas, from turbulent multiphase flow to heat transfer, from biological collective behaviors to flows in human airways, from single component to system-level uncertainty quantifications.
Ashik Masuk is a second-year PhD student in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State. He joined the Fluid Transport Lab in May 2015. His research focus includes fluid mixing inside human lung, and violent respiration generated droplet transport in confined environment. He did his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering in 2012 from Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh. Ashik loves to enjoy music.
Ashwanth Salibindla joined the fluid transport lab in May, 2015 and has been working as a Research Assistant since June 2015. He is currently a Masters student in the department of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State and is going to pursue his PhD in the field of carbon sequestration and storage. He completed his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering in 2013 from Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar and worked for 1 year at a construction company in India. His research interests include both experimental and simulation of multi-phase fluid flow in porous media. He likes playing cricket, Table Tennis and does graphite sketching
Rabin Subedi joined fluid transport lab in August 2015 and is working as an undergraduate research assistant. He is currently an undergraduate student in the department of mechanical engineering at the Pennsylvania State University and is interested in pursuing his Masters, and PhD in the energy and power engineering. He is extremely interested in fluid mechanics in general. He plan to visit his birthplace Nepal and work on project to provide clean and safe energy to everyone living in Nepal. He likes playing cricket, soccer, and spend his time designing in SolidWork.
Victoria Zhao joined the Fluid Transport Lab in August 2015. She is a junior studying mechanical engineering at Penn State University. She spent seven months with Volvo Group Trucks in the Advanced Technology Research department before she joined the group. She is interested in distribution of particles or droplets generated by respiration and sneezing. Outside engineering Victoria enjoys swimming, ice skating and cooking.
Jikang Shen (Master), now at Xi'an Thermal Power Research Institute in China.