Point of Contact: Kunihiko Taira
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Florida A&M University/Florida State University
2003 Levy Avenue, AME Research Center, Tallahassee, Florida 32310
email: ktaira[at]fsu.edu, tel: +1-850-645-0140
office: AME 216, lab: AME 107

Welcome
Our group studies a variety of fluid mechanics problems with CFD (computational fluid dynamics). We are located in the AME Research Building on the Engineering Campus at the Florida State University.

Graduate Student Opening
Students with strong background in fluid mechanics and mathematics are encouraged to apply (see: link). Those who are interested should email Prof. Taira.

Research interests
Computational fluid dynamics
Active flow control
Unsteady aerodynamics
Vortex dynamics
Hydrodynamic stability
Fluid-structure interaction

Group members
Kunihiko Taira (Assistant professor, [CV], ktaira[at]fsu.edu)
Phillip Munday (Graduate research assistant-Ph.D., 2011-)
Ryan Jantzen (Graduate research assistant-M.S., 2012-)
Yiyang Sun (Graduate research assistant-Ph.D., 2012-)
Aditya Nair (Graduate research assistant-Ph.D., 2013-)
Chi-An Yeh (Graduate research assistant-Ph.D., 2013-)
Paul Miles (Graduate research assistant-Ph.D., 2013-, co-advised with Prof. Oates)
Daniel Canuto (Undergraduate research assistant/NSF-REU student, 2013-)

Past members
Colby Borchetta (Undergraduate research assistant/NSF-REU student, 2012-2013)
Bereket Abraham (Summer NSF-REU student, 2012)
Casey Brown (Undergraduate research assistant, 2012)

Collaborators
Farrukh Alvi (Florida A&M/Florida State University)
Keisuke Asai (Tohoku University, Japan)
Guillaume Bres (Cascade Technologies)
Bryan Glaz (Army Research Laboratory)
Louis Cattafesta (Florida A&M/Florida State University)
Kenneth Granlund (Air Force Research Laboratory)
Rajan Kumar (Florida A&M/Florida State University)
Matthew Munson (Army Research Laboratory)
William Oates (Florida A&M/Florida State University)
Michael Ol (Air Force Research Laboratory)
Lawrence Ukeiley (University of Florida)

Sponsors
US Air Force Office of Scientific Research
US Army Research Office
US Air Force Research Laboratory (ASEE summer research)
Florida State University, Creative Research Council

Courses
2014 (Fall): EML5930, Computational Fluid Dynamics (graduate)
2014 (Spring): EML4930, Numerical methods for engineers (undergraduate)
2013 (Fall): EML5709, Fluid mechanics (graduate)
2013 (Spring): EML5930, CFD for incompressible flows (graduate)
2012 (Fall): EML5709, Fluid mechanics (graduate)
2012 (Spring): EML5930, CFD for incompressible flows (graduate)
2011 (Fall): EML5709, Fluid mechanics (graduate)

Publications