Dr. Venkat Raman, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, has been selected to receive the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, which recognizes promising young faculty members.

Dr. Raman's research focuses on modeling and simulation of turbulent reactive flows. The objective of this work is to develop a new generation of combustion models specifically for LES with the goal of predicting all spatial statistics of the flow configuration accurately. The new framework, termed conditionally-filtered probability density function (FPDF) approach, will provide a statistically consistent approach for understanding modeling and numerical errors in combustion modeling.

Dr. Raman graduated, in 2003, from Iowa State University with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. He was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at the NASA/Stanford University Center for Turbulence Research. He joined our department in 2005 as an Assistant Professor.