Eslam Panah, Azar

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Gaige, 233, 610-396-6181

Dr. Azar Eslam-Panah teaches core mechanical engineering courses and her specialty is in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. For her PhD dissertation, she investigated the flow structure and vorticity transport on plunging wings using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), time-resolved high-speed imaging system, and dye flow visualization. Her research interests are focused on unsteady aerodynamics of biologically-inspired air and underwater vehicles, wind turbine aerodynamics, vortex structure interactions, and fluid dynamics in human bodies (e.g. cardiovascular, respiratory, etc.).

Education: 
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa
MSc, Aerospace Engineering, Sharif University of Technology
BSc, Aerospace Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic)
Publications: 
A. Eslam Panah, J. Buchholz, "Parameter dependence of vortex interactions on a two-dimensional plunging plate", Experiments in Fluids, 55 (3), 1-19, 2014.
A. Eslam Panah, J. Akkala, J. Buchholz, "Vorticity transport and the leading-edge vortex of a plunging airfoil", Experiments in Fluids, 56 (8), 1-15, 2015.