Farzaneh Hajabdollahi, PhD receives University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Graduate School Outstanding Dissertation AwardGraduate School May 31, 2019
Denver, Colorado – Dr. Farzaneh Hajabdollahi, a recent graduate of Engineering and Applied Science Doctor of Philosophy program with a primary concentration of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver), received the prestigious honor of the Outstanding Dissertation Award.
The Graduate School honors the recent graduate who produced the best dissertation and dissertation defense out of all graduates from the preceding three semesters. Nominations were submitted by faculty mentors and/or any members of a student's thesis committee and highlighted elements of the dissertation and defense that were truly outstanding. Only one doctoral student at CU Denver receives this honor and the $500 certificate. A separate dissertation award is presented at the Anschutz Medical Campus.
Dr. Hajabdollahi’s dissertation, entitled “Cascaded Lattice Boltzmann (LB) Methods based on Central Moments for Thermal Convection, Multiphase Flows and Complex Fluids”, proposes key innovations in the field of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), which are expected to have a lasting impact on the field. Specifically, Dr. Hajabdollahi proposes a new approach to accelerate flow simulations and a novel algorithm based on operator splitting to include body forces for multiphysics applications.
Dr. Hajabdollahi was nominated by Kannan Premnath, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at CU Denver.
“[Hajabdollahi’s] brilliant research contributions at CU Denver is evidenced by 9 papers in high-impact journals that have already been published (6 of them as the lead author), 3 additional papers to be submitted, and 11 refereed conference abstracts (national/international). She even received travel grants from NSF to support two of her conference visits.” Dr. Premnath shared in summary, “All these achievements are even more remarkable given the fact that Farzaneh represents part of an underrepresented group pursuing doctoral research in engineering programs.”--
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