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2024 TFSA Conference

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TFSA Conference 2024

Tuesday, February 27 & Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Mackenzie Room, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Building

For registration or questions, email Cat Hunter (

DAY 1: Tuesday, February 27 
10:30 - 11:00Check-In
11:00 - 12:00Lab tours (optional)
12:00 - 13:00Light lunch
13:00 - 13:15Welcome and Introduction
Prof. Beverley McKeon
13:15 - 14:15Session 1: Multi-Phase Modeling
Overview of Research in Multiphase Flows
Prof. Ali Mani

Multiphase transport in electrochemical CO2 reduction cells: a simple model for complex catalyst structures
Raj Balaji, PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering

A robust and consistent numerical model for compressible multiphase flows
Henry Collis, PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering
14:15 - 15:15Session 2: Large Eddy Simulation
Introduced by Prof. Parviz Moin

Advances in Wall Modeling for Prediction of Smooth Body Separation in LES, with emphasis on Aircraft Systems
Rahul Agrawal, PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering

LES of Aircraft Icing
Brett Bornhoft, PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering

LES vs Wind Tunnels for the Analysis of Wind Loading on Low-rise Buildings
 Themistoklis Vargiemezis, PhD Student in Civil and Environmental Engineering
15:15 - 15:30Break
15:30 - 16:30Networking and Poster Session
16:30 - 17:30Seminar Session: The Fluid Mechanics of a new VAT Polymerization Process for Additive Manufacturing
Prof. Eric Shaqfeh, Lester Levi Carter Professor of Chemical Engineering
18:00 - 20:00Conference Dinner at the Stanford Faculty Club
DAY 2: Wednesday, February 28 
08:00 - 08:30Light breakfast
08:30 - 09:30Session 3: Experiments and low-order modeling
Introduced by Prof. Beverley McKeon

Improved black-box variational inference for high-dimensional Bayesian inference
Dr. Dhruv Patel, Postdoctoral Scholar, Mechanical Engineering

Machine learning for inferring hidden variables in fluid dynamics
Dr. Murray Cutforth, Physical Sciences Resarch Scientist, Mechanical Engineering

Particle settling experiments
Dr. Tomek Jaroslawski, Center for Turbulence Research Postdoctoral Fellow
09:30 - 10:30Session 4: Non-equilibrium gas dynamics
Introduced by Dr. Chris Strand

Laser-Based Sensing for Understanding Extreme Environments
Dr. Christopher Strand, Senior Research Engineer, Mechanical Engineering

Modeling of triple point shock interactions
Albo Voci, PhD Student, Aeronautics and Astronautics

Numerical study of transonic laminar shock buffet on the OALT25 airfoil
Hang Song, PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering

High-speed jet noise: Screech dynamics and mixer nozzle
Olivia Martin, PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering
10:30 - 10:45Break
10:45 - 11:45Networking and Poster Session
11:45 - 12:45Lunch
12:45 - 13:45Session 5: Integrated Simulations using Exascale Multiphysics Ensembles (PSAAP Program)
Introduction by Prof. Sanjiva Lele

Laser-induced ignition in GMRC
Dr. Donatella Passiatore, Physical Sciences Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering

Toward ignition modeling in LMRC
Dr. Shahab Mirjalili, Physical Sciences Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering

ML ignition modeling
Wai Tong Chung, PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering
13:45 - 13:50Mini break
13:50 - 14:30Session 6: Affiliates Program
Program Overview
Prof. Beverley McKeon
Center for Turbulence Research (CTR)
Prof. Parviz Moin
Introduction to Stanford High Performance Computing Center
Steve Jones (HPC Director) and Caetano Melone (HPC Senior Software Engineer)
14:30 - 15:15Panel Discussion
15:15 - 15:30 Close
15:30 - 16:30Networking Reception with Mechanical Engineering PhD and Master's Students
18:00 - 20:00Affiliates Dinner (Invitation only)