Research Area / Fields

  1. Computational fluid dynamics.
  2. Turbulence.
  3. Combustion.
  4. Aeroacoustics.
  5. Multiphase flows.
  6. Biological flows.
  7. High performance parallel computing.
  8. Quantum computing and algorithms.

Short Bio

Prof. Steven (Chaim) Frankel received his BS in Aerospace Engineering from the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1988. He spent a memorable summer as an intern at the von Karman institute of Fluid Dynamics working in the area of turbulence modeling in CFD. He joined the MAE Department at North Carolina State University in August 1988 as part of the hypersonic aerodynamics program. He did his MS thesis work in supersonic combustion modeling under the direction of Dr. Hassan Hassan attending NASA Langley Research Center for two exciting summers during his studies. He returned to SUNY at Buffalo in August 1990 as a Research Lecturer carrying out his Ph.D. research under Dr. Peyman Givi in the area of direct numerical and large eddy simulation of turbulent reacting flows while teaching one class per semester in the areas of scientific computing, numerical methods, and CFD. He graduated in May 1993, joining Purdue Universities School of Mechanical Engineering as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in August 1993 where he continued his research in subgrid-scale modeling for LES of turbulent combustion. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1999 and began to expand his research interests into multiphase and biological flows. He was promoted to Full Professor in 2004 where he remained until August 2013 at which point he took a leave of absence and is now working full-time in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technion. During the 2020/2021 academic year, Prof. Frankel is spending his sabbatical working as a quantum researcher at the start-up company Quantum Machines in Tel Aviv.

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