Eslam Panah, Azar

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Office Phone
Office Location
Gaige, 233
    Biography

    Dr. Azar Eslam-Panah teaches core mechanical engineering courses and her specialty is in experimental 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, thermal and wind comfort around buildings, flow visualization, engineering education.

    Research Interests

    NSF Award #1903312
    Unsteady Aerodynamics of Flapping Wings in Gusty Environments: Gust-mitigation Performance, Flow Physics, and Optimization
    https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1903312&HistoricalAwar…

    NSF Award #1726713
    MRI: Acquisition of Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry (Tomo PIV) System for Multi-Disciplinary Research
    https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1726713&HistoricalAwar…

    Publications
    •     Kurt, M., Eslam Panah, A., & Moored, K. (2020). Flow Interactions Between Low Aspect Ratio Hydrofoils in In-line and Staggered Arrangements. Journal of Biomimetics, 5(13), 18.
    •     Eslam Panah, A., & Reuter, H. (2018). The Splash of Milk Streams Impacting a Solid Surface. Physical Review Fluids, 3, 100511.
    •     Hatefnia, N., Barakati, A., Ghobad, M., & Eslam Panah, A. (2017). Unified Evaluation of Total Radiation in Urban Environments. Architectural Science Review, 60(4), 9.
    •     Eslam Panah, A., Akkala, J. M., & Buchholz, J. H. J. (2015). Vorticity transport and the leading-edge vortex of a plunging airfoil. Experiments in Fluids, 56(8), 15.
    •     Eslam Panah, A., & Buchholz, J. J. H. (2014). Parameter dependence of vortex interactions on a two-dimensional plunging plate. Experiments in Fluids, 55(3), 19.

     

    Education

    PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa

    MSc, Aerospace Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

    BSc, Aerospace Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic)