Jesse Capecelatro, CV
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical
Ph.D., Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Cornell
M.S., Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Cornell
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, 2011
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, SUNY Binghamton,
Office number: 2011 Automotive Lab
Phone: (734) 936-2137
Jesse Capecelatro is an Assistant Professor in the Department of
Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. His research
group develops numerical methods and data-driven approaches for the
prediction and optimization of "messy turbulent flows" relevant to
energy and the environment (often multiphase and reacting). His current
research projects are focused on modeling compressible two-phase
flows, adjoint-based methods applied to
turbulent combustion, heat and mass transport in turbulent gas-solid
flows, and dust deposition in gas turbine engines.
joining Michigan in 2016, Dr. Capecelatro was a research scientist
at the Center for Exascale Simulation of Plasma-coupled Combustion
) at the University of Illinois. He received a B.S. from SUNY
Binghamton in 2009, a M.S. from the University of Colorado Boulder
in 2011, and a Ph.D. from Cornell in 2014. He is a recipient of the
National Science Foundation CAREER Award
, Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award
, and the ASME Pi Tau
Sigma Gold Medal Award
PhD in Computational Mechanics and Material Science, Mines
ParisTech, France (2017)
MS in Material Science, Processing and Modeling, Mines
ParisTech, France (2014)
MS in Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing,
University Paris 13, France (2011)
Research Focus: Multiphase flows, numerical methods,
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University (2020)
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran (2010)
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Azad University of Ahvaz, Iran (2007)
Research Focus: Particle-laden flows, turbulence, mathematical models
Abhilash Reddy Malipeddi
Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The George Washington University
M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Research Focus: Complex Fluids, Biological Fluid Dynamics, Rheology, Emulsions & Suspensions
M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan (2019)
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Gujarat Technological
Research Focus: High-speed two-phase flows, liquid
bridging in gas-solid flows
M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan (2021)
B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, R.V. College of Engineering (2019)
Research Focus: High-speed particle-laden flows,
B.S. in Applied Math, Colorado School of Mines (2016)
Research Focus: PDEs, stochastic models, particle-laden flow
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University (2020)
Research Focus: Particle-laden flows, stochastic methods, model order reduction
M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University (2013)
Research Focus: Multiphase flow, machine learning
Dr. Aaron Lattanzi. Currently with Leidos.
Ali Kord. Graduation date: 01/2022. Thesis: Adjoint-Based Sensitivity and Optimization of Turbulent Reacting Flows (PDF). First
employment: Research Scientist at Corning.
Gregory Shallcross. Graduation date: 08/2021. Thesis: Modeling Particle-Laden Compressible Flows with an Application to Plume-Surface Interactions (PDF). First
employment: Contamination Control Engineer at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Sarah Beetham. Graduation date: 08/2021. Thesis: Turbulence Modeling of Strongly-Coupled Particle-Laden Flows (PDF). First
employment: Assistant Professor at Oakland University.
Yuan Yao. Graduation date: 05/2021. Thesis: Transport and Deposition of Fine Particulates in Turbulence: Numerical Modeling and Uncertainty
Quantification (PDF). First
employment: Senior Research Specialist at Dow Chemical.
Connor Boerman. Graduation date: 2022. First employment: Blue
Origin (engine CFD team).
Qingquan (Megan) Wang. Graduation date: 2019. First employment: PhD student at University of
Arun Ashok Rao. Graduation date: 2018. First employment: Convergence Science.
Lei Guo. Graduation date: 2018. First employment: PhD
student at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Kalvin Monroe. Graduation date: 05/2021. First employment:
PhD student at University of Colorado Boulder.
To be eligible to join our lab, students must first be admitted into
the Ph.D. program at the University of Michigan, typically in
the graduate fields of Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (though other
fields will also be considered). Information on the Mechanical
Engineering program can be found here.
While interested candidates not yet admitted to the UM Ph.D. program are welcome to contact Prof. Capecelatro by email, note that an answer is unlikely due to the large number of sollicitations.