Koomullil, Roy P., Ph.D.

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ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
PhD, Aerospace Engineering, Mississippi State University, 1997
MS; Aerospace Engineering; Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India; 1992
BS; Mechanical Engineering; Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India; 1990

TEACHING
ME 321-Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

ME 421:521-CFD Basics

ME 411-Applied Fluid Mechanics

ME 483:583-Computer Aided Engineering

ME 611:711-Advanced Fluid Mechanics – I

ME 613:713-Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

ME 614:714-Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics

RESEARCH
High performance computing for compressible and incompressible flows, development of higher order numerical schemes for hybrid and generalized meshes, bio-medical flow modeling, unsteady flow simulations, pollutant transport modeling, rigid body simulations with Six Degrees of Freedom (6 D.O.F), generalized mesh based overset grid technology, Insect flight simulation, and hypersonic flow simulation.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS (2008-2010)
Ito, Y., Shih, A. M., Koomullil, R. P., Kasmai, N., Jankun-Kelly, M. and Thompson, D., "Solution Adaptive Mesh Generation Using Feature-Aligned Embedded Surface Meshes," AIAA Journal, Vol. 47, No. 8, pp. 1879-1888, August 2009.

Kim, J.-E., Rao, V. N., Koomullil, R. P., Ross, D. H., Soni, B. K., and Shih A. M., “Development of an Efficient Aerodynamic Shape Optimization Framework”, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, Vol. 79, Issue 8, pp. 2373–2384, April. 2009.

Koomullil, R. P., Cheng, G. C., Soni, B. K., Noack, R. W., and Prewitt, N. C., “Moving-body Simulations using Overset Framework with Rigid Body Dynamics”, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, Vol. 78, Issues 5-6, pp. 618–626, Sept. 2008.

Koomullil, R. P., Soni, B.K., and Singh, R.K., “A Comprehensive Generalized Mesh System for CFD Applications”, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, Vol. 78, Issues 5-6, pp. 605–617, Sept. 2008.

Soni, B.K., Koomullil, R. P., Cheng, G.C., Shih, A.M., and Kim, J. E., “Enabling Technology Tools for Design of Aerospace Vehicles”, Computational Fluid Dynamics Journal, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp 336-345, 2008.

RESEARCH FUNDING (2008-2010)
“Transition of UAB FSI Capability”, Principal Investigator, High Performance Computing Technologies. Inc (HPTi), DoD/High Performance Computing Modernization Program, 03/10-09/10.

“Integration of Fluid Structure Interaction Tools with CFD and CSM Codes”, Principal Investigator, DoD/High Performance Computing Modernization Program, 6/08-5/09.

“Error Estimation in Heat Transfer Predictions using Overset Grids for External Aerothermodynamics”; Principal Investigator; NASA University Research Engineering and Technology Institutes (URETIs), University of Maryland, 10/07-09/08.

“Implementation and Validation of Reacting Multi-Species Capability in USM3D Code”; Co- Principal Investigator; NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA. 10/07-09/09.

“Error Analysis on Unstructured Grids”; Co- Principal Investigator; The Wright Patterson Air Force Base, University of Michigan. 10/07-01/09.

“Evaluation of Non-linear Convergence and Numerical Dissipation of AVUS”; Principal Investigator; The Wright Patterson Air Force Base;,Dayton, OH and CFD Research Corporation (CFDRC). 08/07-03/08.

“Development of Modules/Components for Fluid-Structure Interaction”, Principal Investigator, DoD/High Performance Computing Modernization Program. 06/07-05/08.

“Evaluation of Obstructive Sleep Apnea syndrome by Computational Fluid Dynamics”, Period of Performance, Investigator, NIH. 08-10.

“Uncertainty Analysis of Surface Ablation Model and its Integration with CFD Solver for Reentry Aerothermodynamics”; Investigator; NASA URETI, University of Maryland. 10/07-09/08

“National Center for the Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response (PACER)”, Investigator; Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Johns Hopkins University. 07/06-07/09.

SERVICE (current)

Professional Service
Graduate Program Director for the Masters Program in Mechanical Engineering (2009-Present)

Member of the Dupuis Scholarship Committee (2002-present)

Chair of the ABET Subcommittee to evaluate outcomes 12 and 13

Member of the Thermal-Fluid Systems Committee

Community Service

Co-Chair for the 8th MSU-UAB Conference on Differential Equations & Computational Simulations held on May 7-9, 2009, Starkville, MS

One of the Editors of the Proceedings of the 8th MSU-UAB Conference on Differential Equations & Computational Simulations held on May 7-9, 2009, Starkville, MS

Reviewer of Computers and Fluids, AIAA Journal, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Applied Numerical Mathematics, World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS)

Reviewer of proposal for the Army Research Office (ARO)

Senior Member of The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Member of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)