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Ammar Mohammed Abdilghanie
Tel: 6072626104 Fax:
340 W. Hill Cir. APT 4
Ithaca,NY, 14850

Seeking a full-time research position in the general area of thermo-fluids with emphasis on CFD for fluid flow, heat transfer, combustion and fuel cells. Major area of specialty is the dynamics of stratified fluids where there is strong turbulence-internal wave interaction and energy cascade to small scales.
Salary Requirements
Not specified
Employment History
TA and RA 1/2006, 8/2010
Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University
Teaching assistant 1/2006, 8/2010  ENGRD 221 Thermodynamics.  MAE 3240 Heat Transfer. Research Assistant to Prof. Peter J. Diamessis  Numerical simulation of internal gravity wave interaction with steady and time-dependent shear flows using spectral multidomain CFD code.  Parallel numerical simulations of the wake of a towed sphere in a stratified medium and analysis of the internal wave field.  Minor in computational science and engineering under the supervision of Prof. David Caughey and Lance Collins on comparison of turbulence modeling strategies for indoor flows using Fluent.
RA 09/2004/12/2005
Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Research assistant to Prof. Gerard Faeth  Numerical simulation of premixed and opposed jet diffusion flames using Chemkin.
08/2010 Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Eng. Cornell University (GPA 4.1),

12/2005 ME, Aerospace Eng. University of Michigan at AA.
Description Proficiency Experience
FORTRAN programming Advanced 2-3 Years
CFD analysis Advanced 3-5 Years
Parallelization Intermediate 1-2 Years
Turbulence model development Advanced 2-3 Years
Combustion design Intermediate 1-2 Years
Additional Skill Info
Proficient in using commercial and proprietary CFD codes, including: Fluent , Gambit Chemkin (Premix, OPPDIFF, Chem. Eqm.) Windows, Linux Ms. Office, Latex Fortran , Bash, Python, Matlab, Tecplot Proficient in HPC for large-scale parallel scientific computing. Strong background in experimental techniques for fluids (ADV, LIF, PIV).
Prof. Peter J. Diamessis
105 Hollister Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853 Phone: (607)-255-1719 Fax: (607)-255-9004 EML:
Prof. David A. Caughey
248 Upson Hall ,Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853 Phone: (607) 255-3372 Fax: (607) 255-1222 EML:
Prof. Lance R. Collins
105 Upson Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853 Phone: (607) 255-0379 Fax: (607) 255-1222 EML:
Prof. Stephen B. Pope
245 Upson Hall ,Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853 Phone: (607) 255-4314 Fax: (607) 255-1222 EML:
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