• “Collaborative Research: Supercritical Fluids and Heat Transfer - Delineation of Anomalous Region, Ultra-long Distance Gas Transport without Recompression, and Thermal Management”, Co-PI, National Science Foundation, 9/2023-08/2026, $370,657
  • "Development of Physics-Informed Mathematical Models for Ship Extreme Responses in Ocean Waves", PI, Office of Naval Research, 10/2022 - 9/2025, $449,353.00
  • "The Influence of Aortic Valve Hemodynamics and LVAD on bio-transport processes in Calcific Aortic Valve Disease," PI, National Institute of Health, 09/ 2021 – 08/2024, $355,073.00
  • "Added Powering and Heavy Weather Simulations in Support AVT-280, SIMMAN2019, and W2020". PI, Office of Naval Research (through University of Iowa), 09/2017-08/2019, $50,000.00
  • “Use of CFD for Improving System-Based Methods for Maneuvering and Stability in Regular and Irregular Arbitrary Heading Waves, Including CFD-Based System Identification” (co-PI) Office of Naval Research, 04/2014 - 05/2017, $360,000
  • “Verification &Validation and Analysis LCS1 and LCS3 Water-Jet Propelled Model and Full-Scale Performance, Including Detailed Analysis of the Waterjet/Hull Interaction” (co-PI) Department of Justice, 09/2014-08/2015, $200,000
  • “NEEC Program: Effects of Variable Heading/Dynamic Maneuvers on Added Resistance/Off-Design Performance” (co-PI) Office of Naval Research (through University of Michigan), 09/2014 - 09/2015, $150,000
  • “Integrated High-Fidelity CFD/FE FSI Code Development and Benchmark Full-Scale validation EFD for Slamming Analysis” (co-PI) Office of Naval Research, 07/2013 - 06/2016, $360,000
  • “Naval Surface Combatant Maneuvering Wave Breaking and Patterns: CFDShip-Iowa and Wave Basin Tests” (co-PI) Office of Naval Research, 07/2013 - 06/2014, $150,000
  • “NEEC Program: Local-Flow Measurements for Free- Running/Captive Model Maneuvers in IIHR Wave Basin/Towing Tank with Integrated CFD”  (co-PI) Office of Naval Research (through University of Michigan), 09/2012 - 09/2014, $300,000
  • “CFD-Based System Identification for Maneuvering in Waves” (co-PI) Office of Naval Research, 03/12-02/14, $240,000

Research Areas

  • High-Fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling and Simulation
  • Dynamic fluid body interaction
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Multi-Phase Flows
  • BioFluids
  • Particulate Flows
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Bio-inspired Propulsion/Control Systems
  • Hydro and Aero-acoustics
  • Naval Hydrodynamics
  • Multi-Disciplinary Physics-Based Computational Methods
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Verification and Validation
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Deterministic and Stochastic Simulation-based Design