Lab Members

Jennifer Franck

Assistant Professor of Engineering Physics
Affiliate Appointment in Mechanical Engineering

jafranck@wisc.edu

Education:
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia
M.S. Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

Graduate Students


Riley Bridges

M.S. Student in Engineering Mechanics 
B.S. Engineering Mechanics (2020), University of Wisconsin – Madison

Research Focus: Cross-flow turbine blade dynamics; hydrokinetic energy


Mukul Dave

Ph.D. Student in Mechanical Engineering 
M.S. Mechanical Engineering (2016), Arizona State University
B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering (2014), Nirma University

Research Focus: Cross-flow turbine dynamics; large-eddy simulations; hydrokinetic energy


Trevor Dunt

M.S. Student in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics 
B.S. Physics (2019) University of Northern Iowa

Research Focus: Bio-inspired flows; fluid-structure interactions; machine learning tools in hydrodynamics


Kate Lyons

Ph.D. Student in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics 
B.S. Mechanical Engineering (2011), Bradley University

Research Focus: Bio-inspired flow around seal whiskers and undulated cylinders; fluid-structure interactions; wake dynamics


Bernardo Luiz Rocha Ribeiro

Ph.D. Student in Engineering Mechanics 
B.S. Mechanical Engineering (2017), Federal Fluminense University

Research Focus: Hydrokinetic energy with oscillating foils; wake and vortex dynamics; multi-body cooperation via machine learning

Undergraduate Researchers


Riya Agrawal

Visiting Undergraduate Researcher
B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering (2023)
United College of Engineering and Research

Research Focus: Fluid-structure interactions among multiple oscillating foils


Vineet Pasumarti

Undergraduate Researcher
B.S. Mechanical Engineering (2023)

Research Focus: Complex meshing techniques; hydrokinetic energy; cross-flow turbines

Lab Alumni

degree awarded; first position after CFPM lab

Graduate Students

Alejandro Gonzalez Calvet: Visiting Scholar UW-Madison; M.S. Aeronautical Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de València (2019);

Divya Jaganathan: ScM Engineering, Brown University (2018); PhD student, International Center for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru, India

Xiaoyue Zhao: ScM Engineering, Brown University (2017); Applications Engineer, COMSOL, Shanghai City, China

Ka Ling Wu: ScM Engineering, Brown University (2015); PhD Student École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne ‐ EPFL

Alex Czulak: ScM Engineering, Brown University (2015); Mechanical Engineer, Robert Bosch LLC, Waltham, MA

Koketso Makhafola: ScM Engineering, Brown University (2014); Senior Engineer, Willdan Energy Solutions, Dallas, TX

Justin Morse: ScM Biomedical Eng, Brown University (2014); Electrical Engineer, Ximedica, Providence, RI

 

Undergraduate Researchers

Mikihisa Yuasa:  B.S. Engineering Mechanics, UW-Madison (2021);   PhD Student UIUC

Kirby Heck:  B.S. Engineering Mechanics, UW-Madison (2021);   PhD Student MIT

David Burkhart:  B.S. Applied Math and Engineering Physics, UW-Madison (2020); Engineer, Oshkosh Corporation, Madison, WI

Aneesh Heintz: ScB Mech Eng, Brown University (2018); PhD Student, Cornell University

Arianne Spaulding: ScB Mech Eng, Brown University (2018); Mechanical Engineer, Amazon Robotics, Boston, MA

Noemaikealohaiku`ulei (Noe) Lum: ScB Mech Eng, Brown University (2018); Grad Student, UC-Berkeley

Matthew Shorter: ScB Mechanical Engineering Brown University (2017); PhD Student, MIT

Isabel Scherl: ScB Mech Eng, Brown University (2017); PhD Student, University of Washington

Filip Simeski: ScB Mech Eng, Brown University (2017); PhD Student, Stanford University

Aryssa Medina: ScB Mech Eng, Brown University (2015); Lead Assembly Operations Engineer, Pratt & Whitney, Hartford CT

Evan Roelke: ScB Mech Eng, Brown University (2015); PhD Student, Georgia Institute of Technology

Sarah Frank: ScB Mech Eng, Brown University (2014); PhD Student, University of California-Berkeley

Joo Yeon Jung: ScB Biomedical Eng, Brown University (2014)