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Georges Akiki

CNLS Postdoctoral Research Associate
CLNS/T-3

Multiphase Flow

Georges Akiki

Office: TA-3, Bldg 1690, Room 130
Mail Stop: B216
Phone: (505)665-6251
Fax: (505) 665-2659

gakiki@lanl.gov
home page

Research highlight
  • 2017: Best Dissertation award of the department of Mechanical engineering, University of Florida.
  • Developing the first next generation point-particle model, the Pairwise Interaction Extended Point-Particle (PIEP) model.
  • 2010: First place paper, AIAA southeastern student conference.
  • 2009: J.B. Dick's Scholarship, University of Tennessee Space Institute.
 Educational Background/Employment:
  • Ph.D. (2016) Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, USA
  • M.S. (2011) Aerospace Engineering, University of Tennessee, USA
  • B.E. (2009) Mechanical Engineering (Summa cum Laude), Notre Dame University, Lebanon
  • Employment:
    • 2017-present Postdoctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Lab
    • 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Florida
    • 2011-2016 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Florida
    • 2009-2011 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Tennessee Space Institute

Research Interests:

  • Solid Fluid Interaction Modeling
  • Multiphase Flows Simulations
  • Direct Numerical Simulations
  • Immersed Boundary Methods

Selected Recent Publications:

    Google Scholar: homepage
  1. G. Akiki, W.C. Moore, and S. Balachandar. "Pairwise-interaction extended point-particle model for particle-laden flows." Journal of Computational Physics 351 (2017): 329-357.
  2. G. Akiki, T. L. Jackson, and S. Balachandar. "Pairwise interaction extended point-particle model for a random array of monodisperse spheres." Journal of Fluid Mechanics 813 (2017): 882-928.
  3. G. Akiki, T. L. Jackson, and S. Balachandar. "Force variation within arrays of monodisperse spherical particles." Physical Review Fluids 1.4 (2016): 044202.
  4. G. Akiki, and S. Balachandar. "Immersed boundary method with non-uniform distribution of Lagrangian markers for a non-uniform Eulerian mesh." Journal of Computational Physics 307 (2016): 34-59.
  5. G. Akiki, and J. Majdalani. "On the viscous bidirectional vortex with arbitrary endwall injection." 47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit. (2011).
  6. G. Akiki, and J. Majdalani. "On the bidirectional vortex with arbitrary endwall velocity." 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit. (2010).
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