Flame-Fluids-Energy Lab

Saha research group

Welcome to the Flame-Fluids-Energy Lab in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California San Diego.

Our research focuses on the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and combustion physics in solving energy related issues. We use carefully designed experiments to study the multi-scale, multi-physics, multi-phase problems, relevant for advanced propulsion, clean energy, fire safety and future-generation printing technology. We also use computational tools and mathematical analysis in understanding the experimental observations and to propose models that can be useful for large scale simulations or for exploratory techniques used in industries.

For details, please see Research and Publications pages.

Recent News

  • A recent paper (Pavithran et al. (2020), Universality in spectral condensation. Sci Rep 10, 17405) from our collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras (India), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Germany), and Humboldt University (Germany) has been covered in a news article. This paper explores the universal features of transitions from random patterns to well-ordered periodic patterns in various fundamentally different complex systems. Such transitions are critical for the aerospace and propulsion industries. (Dec 2020)

  • Congratulations to Aditya Potnis for successfully completing his PhD Qualifying exam! (Dec 2020)

  • Congratulations to Stacho for receiving the 2020-2021 Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship from UC San Diego’s Center for Networked Systems (CNS).

  • Congratulations to Yue Weng for finishing his MS degree and successfully defending PhD Qualifying Exam! (Sept 2020)

  • All the best to Dr. Vishnu Unni, who is leaving UCSD and joining Prof Law's group at Princeton! Dr. Unni will continue closely collaborating with us. (Aug 2020)

  • Congratulations to Xian Wu for successfully defending his MS thesis. Xian will be starting his PhD from Fall 2020 at Virginia Tech! (Aug 2020)

  • Welcome to Eustaquio (Stacho) Aguilar Ruiz for joining our group as an undergraduate researcher! Stacho is majoring in physics with a specialization in computational physics. (Nov 2019)