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Faculty Profiles

Reza Jahanbakhshi

Assistant Professor, Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences

Professional Experiences

  • Assistant Professor, Florida Institute of Technology, 2020 - Present
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, 2016 - 2020

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2016
  • M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2010
  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2008

Current Research

  • Prediction and control of the laminar-to-turbulent transition in high-speed boundary layers
  • High-fidelaty simulations of reacting mixing layers

Current Courses

  • AEE 2201, Aerospace Fundamentals

Selected Publications

  • R. Jahanbakhshi and C.K. Madnia, "Scalar transport near a turbulent/non-turbulent interface in reacting compressible mixing layers", Modeling and Simulation of Turbulent Mixing and Reaction, Springer Singapore (2020), 25-46.
  • R. Jahanbakhshi and T.A. Zaki, "Nonlinearly most dangerous disturbance for high-speed boundary-layer transition", Journal of Fluid Mechanics 876 (2019), 87-121.
  • W. Han, A. Scholtissek, F. Dietzsch, R. Jahanbakhshi, and C. Hasse, "Influence of flow topology and scalar structure on flame-tangential diffusion in turbulent non-premixed combustion", Combustion and Flame 206 (2019), 21-36.
  • R. Jahanbakhshi and C.K. Madnia, "Viscous Superlayer in a Reacting Turbulent Mixing Layer", Journal of Fluid Mechanics 848 (2018), 743-755.
  • R. Jahanbakhshi and C.K. Madnia, "The Effect of Heat Release on the Entrainment in a Turbulent Mixing Layer", Journal of Fluid Mechanics 844 (2018), 92-126.
  • R. Jahanbakhshi and C.K. Madnia, "Entrainment in a Compressible Turbulent Shear Layer", Journal of Fluid Mechanics 797 (2016), 564-603.
  • R. Jahanbakhshi, N.S. Vaghefi, and C.K. Madnia, "Baroclinic vorticity generation near the turbulent/non-turbulent interface in a compressible shear layer", Physics of Fluids 27.10 (2015), 105105.
  • R. Jahanbakhshi, M.H. Saidi, and A.R. Ghahremani, "Numerical modeling of pulse tube refrigerator and sensitivity analysis of simulation", HVAC&R Research 19.3 (2013), 242-256.
  • A.R. Ghahremani, M.H. Saidi, R. Jahanbakhshi, and F. Roshanghalb, "Performance Analysis and Optimization of High Capacity Pulse Tube Refrigerator", Cryogenics 51.4 (2011), 173-179.