Rui Ni is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering and the Institute for Natural Gas Research at Penn State. He received his PhD from the Physics Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011, where he worked with Ke-Qing Xia studying turbulent thermal convection. Before joining Penn State, he was a postdoc at Yale University with Nicholas T. Ouellette and at Wesleyan University with Greg A. Voth.
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.
Feiyan Yu is a first-year PhD student in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department at Penn State. She joined the Fluid Transport Lab in August 2015. She graduated from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2012 for Bachelor’s degree in Energy and Power Engineering, and received master’s degree of Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2014. Her research interests include multi-phase flow and heat transfer experiment and simulation in porous medium. After work, she likes traveling and swimming.
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
Jikang Shen joined the Fluid Transport Lab in May, 2015. He is currently pursuing a master degree in Mechanical Engineering at Penn State. He graduated from Xi’an Jiaotong University in July 2014 with a B.S. in Energy &Power Engineering. His research project will be focusing on Lagrangian particle tracking in porous medium, especially on the clogging phenomena. Jikang’s research interests include Lagrangian particle tracking, flow in porous media. In his free time, he plays basketball and enjoys hanging out with friends.
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.