Mechanical Engineering

Devesh Ranjan
Assistant Professor
Office: 311 Mechanical Engineering Office Building
Phone: 979-458-3580 Fax: 979-845-3081
Email: dranjan@tamu.edu


Curriculum Vita

INTEREST AREAS

Experimental fluid mechanics (hydrodynamic instabilities), turbulent mixing and supersonic combustion, impulsive unsteady phenomena, shock tube applications, experimental thermal hydraulics and laser diagnostics, design of thermal systems, shock wave lithotripsy.

EDUCATION
  • Ph.D. in Mech. Eng., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
  • M.S. in Mech. Eng., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005
  • B.E. in Mech. Eng., National Institute of Technology-Trichy, 2003
EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, Dept. Of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, Jan. 2009-Present.

Director’s Research Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, October-December 2008

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Lab, January-September 2008

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, June 2003-December 2007

Instructor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, June-August 2007

Summer Intern, Engineering Mechanics Unit, JNCASR-Bangalore, INDIA, June –Aug. 2002 and Jan.-April 2003

HONORS AND AWARDS
  • Director’s Research Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2008
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research, August 2007
  • Best Student Contribution (co-authored by John Niederhaus), 16th American Nuclear Society Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy, September, 2004.
  • Best Poster (co-authored by Dr. Om Prakash Singh), International Conference on Advances in Fluid Mechanics, Bangalore, India, July 2003
  • Rajiv Gandhi Science Talent Research Scholar, 2002
  • Summer Research Fellowship, JNCASR-Bangalore, 2002 & 2003
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Ranjan, D., Niederhaus, J. H. J., Oakley, J., Anderson, M., Greenough, J. A, and Bonazza, R., ``Experimental and numerical investigation of shock-induced distortion of a spherical gas inhomogeneity,” Physica Scripta, T132 (2008).
  • Ranjan, D., Niederhaus, J., Oakley, J., Anderson, M., Bonazza, R., and Greenough, J., “Shock-bubble interactions: features of divergent refraction geometry observed in experiments and simulations,” Physics of Fluids, 20, 036101 (2008).
  • Niederhaus, J. H. J., Greenough, J. A, Oakley, J., Ranjan, D., Anderson, M., and Bonazza, R., “A computational parameter study for the three-dimensional shock-bubble interaction,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 594, 85 (2008).
  • Ranjan, D., Niederhaus, J., Motl, B., Anderson, M., Oakley, J., and Bonazza, R., “Experimental investigation of primary and secondary features in high Mach number shock-bubble interaction,” Physical Review Letters, 98, 024502 (2007).
  • Motl, B., Niederhaus, J., Ranjan, D., Oakley, J., Anderson, M., and Bonazza, R., “Experimental Study for ICF-Related Richtmyer-Meshkov Instabilities,” Fusion Science and Technology, 52, 4 (2007).
  • Ranjan, D., Anderson, M., Oakley, J., and Bonazza, R., “Experimental Investigation of a Strongly Shocked Gas bubble,” Physical Review Letters, 94, 184507 (2005).
  • Niederhaus, J., Ranjan, D., Oakley, J., Anderson, M., and Bonazza, R., “Inertial-Fusion-Related Hydrodynamic Instabilities in a Spherical Gas Bubble Accelerated by a Planar Shock Wave,” Fusion Science and Technology, 47, 4 (2005), pp. 1160-1164