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Chang Hsin Chen
Chang Hsin Chen, Ph.D.

Modeling, Simulation, and Big Data

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Research
We focus on turbulent buoyant plumes and use large-eddy simulations to analyze turbulent fluctuations in the plumes. Turbulent plumes exist in many natural and engineering systems, such as volcanic eruptions and supersonic combustion. The studies will provide a better understanding of turbulent processes in the systems.

Doctoral Students

Protik Banerjee
Protik Banerjee

UTSA
Environmental Science and Engineering
PI: Dr. Saugata Datta

Eugene Hoffman
Eugene Hoffman

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Christopher Combs

Mansi Joshi
Mansi Joshi

UTSA
Environmental Science and Engineering
PI: Stephen Ackley/Dr. Hongjie Xie

Gina Jozef
Gina Jozef

University of Colorado, Boulder
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
PI: Dr. John Cassano

Elijah LaLonde
Elijah LaLonde

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Christopher Combs

Akshay Melavenki
Akshay Melavenki

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

Karen Mendiondo
Karen Mendiondo

UTSA
Environmental Science and Engineering
PI: Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nunez

Pratik Mitra
Pratik Mitra

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

Thomas Nordstrand
Thomas Nordstrand

UTSA
Geology
PI: Stephen Ackley/Dr. Yongli Gao

Jesse Slaten
Jesse Slaten

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

Christian Sustayta
Christian Sustayta

UTSA
Environmental Science and Engineering
PI: Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nunez

Jullian Williams
Jullian Williams

UTSA
Environmental Science and Engineering
PI: Dr. Hongjie Xie

polar bear cub
Zachary Williams

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

Master's Students

Ashley Aguilar
Ashley Aguilar

UTSA
Geology
PI: Dr. Saugata Datta

Angelina Andrade
Angelina Andrade

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Christopher Combs

Ishan Bhattarai
Ishan Bhattarai

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

Daniel Brun
Daniel Brun

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

Angie De La Cruz
Angie De La Cruz

UTSA
Geology
PI: Stephen Ackley/Dr. Yongli Gao

Valeria Delgado
Valeria Delgado

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Christopher Combs

Matt Garcia
Matt Garcia

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Christopher Combs

Crystal Moreland
Crystal Moreland

UTSA
Geology
PI: Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nunez

Iyare Oseghae
Iyare Oseghae

UTSA
Geoinformatics
PI: Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nunez/Dr. Hongjie Xie

Kevin Posladek
Kevin Posladek

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Christopher Combs

polar bear cub
Lauren Schwartz

UTSA
Geology
PI: Dr. Alan Whittington

Abhishek Tiwari
Abhishek Tiwari

UTSA
Computer Science
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

Thanh Tran
Thanh Tran

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

Undergraduate Students

polar bear cub
Hayden Bilbo

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Christopher Combs

Jaydne Blomfield
Jaydne Blomfield

UTSA
Geology
PI: Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nunez

polar bear cub
Lauren Blydenburgh

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

polar bear cub
Finn Burmeister-Morton

UTSA
Computer Science
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

Ivana Chen
Ivana Chen

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Christopher Combs

polar bear cub
Rodolfo Fernandez

UTSA
Geology
PI: Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nunez

Khiem Nguyen
Khiem Nguyen

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Christopher Combs

Irene Salazar
Irene Salazar
Mars Rover Team

UTSA
Electrical Engineering
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

Student Interns

Desiree Arbizu
Desiree Arbizu

Northeast Lakeview College
Engineering
PI: Dr. Yongli Gao

Chrishall Armstrong
Chrishall Armstrong

St. Philip's College
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Daniel Pineda

Ta'lya Brooks
Ta'lya Brooks

St. Philip's College
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Christopher Combs

Juan Carrasco
Juan Carrasco

Northeast Lakeview College
Engineering
PI: Dr. David Restrepo

Vincente Flores
Vincente Flores

St. Philip's College
Biochemistry
PI: Dr. Saugata Datta

Steve Lara
Steve Lara

Palo Alto College
Engineering
PI: Christopher Combs

Emily Pressler
Emily Pressler

San Antonio College
Cyber Security
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

Bianca Reusch
Bianca Reusch

San Antonio College
Cyber Security
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

Ashton Stepter
Ashton Stepter

North Carolina A&T
Computer Science
PI: Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nunez

Nicholas Tkatchuk
Nicholas Tkatchuk

Northeast Lakeview College
Engineering
PI: Stephen Ackley and Dr. Hongjie Xie

Jaylin Wilson
Jaylin Wilson

St. Philip's College
IT-Cyber Security
PI: Dr. Sushil Prasad and Dr. Wei Wang


Alumni

Postdoc/Student Alumni

Postdoc/Student

Academic Level

Discipline

PI

Program Dates

Adetunji Adeleye

MS student

Geoinformatics

Dr. Hongjie Xie

2019-2020

Ashley Aguilar

UG student

Geology

Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nunez

2019-2020

Leah Andino

UG student (UCLA)

Geography-Environmental Studies

Dr. Marilyn Raphael

2020-2021

Ian Bashor

PhD student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Christopher Combs

2019-2020

Diego Bass

MS student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Christopher Combs

2021

Ethan Beeman

MS student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2019-2020

Ambica Behara

Postdoc

Ocean Modelling/Atmospheric Science

-

2020

Sudheer Bhimireddy

PhD student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2019-2020

Shamar Bradley

MS student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Christopher Combs

2019

Daniel Brun

UG student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2019

Giselle Contreras-Velarde

UG student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Christopher Combs

2020

Prince Dukuze

MS student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Christopher Combs

2020

Syed Hasib Akhter Faruqui

PhD student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2020

Sean Foote

UG student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2019-2020

Desiree Garcia

UG student

Computer Science

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2020

Matt Garcia

UG student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Christopher Combs

2019-2020

Samuel Guevara

MS student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2019-2020

Dean Kaialau

MS student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Christopher Combs

2020-2021

Jens Knudsen

UG student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Christopher Combs

2019-2020

YoungHyun Koo

PhD student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Dr. Hongjie Xie

2019-2021

Eric Kouba

PhD student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Dr. Hongjie Xie

2020-2021

Grant Macdonald

Postdoc

Geophysical Sciences/Polar Studies

-

2020-2022

Hazem Mahmoud

PhD student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Dr. Hongjie Xie

2021

Michael McMahan

MS student

Geology

Dr. Yongli Gao/Dr. Hongjie Xie

2020-2021

Rajitha Meka

PhD student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2019-2020

Karen Mendiondo

MS student

Geology

Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nunez

2019-2020

Nilusha Navodiya

MS student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Christopher Combs

2019

Raj Patel

MS student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Christopher Combs

2020-2021

Samantha Pickell

UG student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2021

Zach Riddle

UG student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2021

Adalberto Rodriguez

UG student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Christopher Combs

2019-2020

Jose Rodriguez

PhD student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Christopher Combs

2020-2021

Douglas Schoenenberger

MS student

Geology

Dr. Hongjie Xie

2019

Priscila Sol

UG student

visiting student

Stephen Ackley

2019

Sergio Teran

MS student

Geology

Stephen Ackley/Dr. Blake Weissling

2019-2021

Lijun Tian

PhD student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Stephen Ackley

2019

Liuxi Tian

PhD student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Dr. Hongjie Xie

2019-2020

Jahsiah Toby

UG student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2019-2020

Elina Valkonen

PhD student (UC Boulder)

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Dr. John Cassano

2020-2021

Student Intern Alumni

Intern

Institution

Major

PI

Program Dates

Nii nmashie Adjei

Northwest Vista College

Information Assurance and Cyber Security

Dr. Sushil Prasad

2020

Raul Flores

Palo Alto College

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Yongli Gao

2020

Marcelina Garcia

St. Philip's College

IT-Cyber Security

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2020

Alyssa Guzman

San Antonio College

Mathematics

Stephen Ackley; Dr. Hongjie Xie

2020

Elizabeth Hebel

University of Colorado-Boulder

Geography

Dr. Hongjie Xie

2020-2021

Alexandra Lee

UTSA

Physics

Dr. Hongjie Xie

2021

Jacob Lyda

Palo Alto College

Mathematics

Dr. Adel Adaeddini

2020

Andre Michon

San Antonio College

Physics

Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nunez

2020

David Perez

Palo Alto College

Engineering

Dr. Wei Gao

2020

Haylie Schulmeier

Northeast Lakeview College

Biology

Dr. Wei Wang

2020

Lyann Serrano

Northeast Lakeview College

Mathematics

Dr. David Restrepo

2020

Alejandro Zarate

St. Philip's College

Engineering

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2020

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