Lab Members

Lab Director

Seongkyu Lee

Dr. Seongkyu Lee
Associate Professor
Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, 2009
M.S.   Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 2004
B. S.   Pusan National University (High Honors), 2002

Doctoral Students

Jessica Shum

Jessica Shum
Ph.D. Student, 2018 – Present
B.S. UC Davis, in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, 2018
Research topic: dynamic stall

Sicheng (Kevin) Li

Sicheng (Kevin) Li
Ph.D. Student, 2018 – Present
B.S. UC Davis, in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 2018
Research topic: rotorcraft aerodynamics and acoustics (broadband noise)

Jared Sagaga
Ph.D. Student, 2019 – Present
M.S. San Jose State University in Aerospace Engineering,  2017
B.S. San Jose State University in Aerospace Engineering, 2016
Research topic: rotorcraft CFD and acoustics (UAM aircraft)

Donghun Kang

Donghun Kang
Ph.D. Student, 2020 – Present
M.S. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), in Aerospace Engineering, 2018
B.S. Korea Aerospace University, in Aerospace Engineering, 2016
Research topic: large eddy simulation and trailing edge noise  

Nikos Trembois

Nikos Trembois
Ph.D. Student, 2020 – Present
M.S. UC Davis, in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 2020
B.S. UC Davis, in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 2018
Research topic: rotorcraft CFD and acoustics (UAM and drone)

Hyunjune Gill
Ph.D. Student, 2020 – Present
B.S. UC Davis, in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 2019
Research topic: propeller noise and trailing edge noise

Master’s Students

Jagdeep Batther

Jagdeep Batther
M.S. Student, 2019 – Present
B.S. UC Irvine, in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 2019
Research topic: dynamic stall

Undergraduate Students

Jordon Won
B.S. Student (Senior), in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, 2021 – Present
Research topic: rotorcraft CFD

Ethan Brown
B.S. Student (Junior), in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, 2021 – Present
Research topic: rotorcraft CFD

Huy Tran
B.S. Student (Sophomore), in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 2021 – Present
Research topic: rotorcraft CFD

Alumni

PhD Students

  1. Zhongqi (Henry) Jia (2021), Aeroacoustic predictions for a lift-offset coaxial rotor and urban air mobility aircraft, Now works at US Army at Ames


MS Students

  1. Jagdeep Batther (2021), Numerical investigation of dynamic stall using delayed detached eddy simulations 
  2. Jessica Shum (2020), Computational fluid dynamics best practices for 2-D dynamic stall predictions
  3. Nikos Trembois (2020), Automatic mesh generation of structured overset rotor blades
  4. Sicheng (Kevin) Li (2020), Development of rotorcraft forward flight analysis code using the finite-state dynamic inflow model
  5. Yuejun (Peter) Shi (2019), Airfoil trailing edge noise prediction using RANS CFD
  6. Danny Nguyen (2018), Validation and improvement of the TNO model for trailing edge noise prediction


Post-Doctoral Scholar

  1. Gustavo Navarro (2016), Fast computational algorithm for sound propagation


Visiting Students

  1. Chen Liu (2018-2020), Airfoil trailing-edge noise reduction and shape optimization, Harbin Engineering University
  2. Yiyang Ma (2019), Rotorcraft dynamic stall, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  3. Denghui Qin (2017-2018), Ducted propeller noise reduction and jet surface interaction noise, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), in School of Marine Science and Technology


Visiting Scholars

  1. Dr. Jongbong Yim (2021-2022), Agency for Defense Development, Korea
  2. Dr. Sangjoon Shin (2021-2022), Seoul National University, Korea
  3. Dr. Jongkwang Lee (2020-2021), Hanbat National University, Korea
  4. Dr. Seungkyung Park (2020-2021), Korea University of Technology and Education, Korea
  5. Dr. Ki-Wahn Ryu (2017-2018), Chonbuk National University, Korea


Undergraduate Students

  1. Inbal Shlesinger (2020), Coaxial rotor acoustics and iced airfoil
  2. Louis Cashatt (2019), OVERFLOW 2-D airfoil CFD
  3. Ryan (Jiawei) Liang (2019), OVERGRID mesh generation
  4. Hyunjune Gill (2019), Fluent and OpenFoam CFD
  5. Maxime Dasonvilee (2019), Coaxial rotor BEMT
  6. Abhay Negi (2019), OVERGRID mesh generation
  7. Dahlia Pham (2018), Fluent CFD analysis for an airfoil
  8. Robert Moore (2018), Turbulent flows on a flat plate
  9. Jessica Shum (2018), Turbulent wall pressure spectrum modeling
  10. Kevin (Sicheng) Li (2018), Wind turbine aerodynamics
  11. Michi (Pnithan) Jantarakolica (2018), Iced airfoil CFD
  12. Savannah Buchner (2018), Rotor trailing edge noise
  13. Dorian Crutcher (2017), CFD mesh generation using OVERGRID
  14. Andrew Chen (Summer Intern, 2016, 2017), Aircraft noise measurement and analysis
  15. Augusto Villaescusa (Summer Intern, 2016), Comparison and assessment of empirical wall pressure spectrum models
  16. Ryan Mcconnell (Summer Intern, 2016), ANSYS Workbench and Fluent simulations for flows around a NACA0012 airfoil
  17. Prabhjot Kaur Dhawan (Visiting undergraduate student, 2016), Validation and numerical sensitivity study for a semi-empirical BPM trailing edge noise model