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Rama S.R. Gorla, Ph.D.

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Dr. Rama Gorla is Fenn Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Cleveland State University. He received the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toledo in 1972. His primary research areas are combustion, heat transfer and fluid dynamics. He has been recently involved in the testing and development of a three-dimensional Navier Stokes Computational Code for Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He worked as a turbomachinery design engineer at Teledyne Continental Motors Turbine Engines (TCM-TE) in Toledo, Ohio and as a design engineer of the aerothermodynamics of rotating machinery at Chrysler Corporation in Highland Park, Michigan. He completed a research program funded by NASA Lewis Research Center in Turbine Heat Transfer. Dr. Gorla has published over 350 technical papers in refereed journals and contributed several book chapters in Encyclopedia of Fluid Mechanics. NASA, AFOSR and local industry have sponsored his research. He co-authored a text book on Turbomachinery published by Marcel & Dekker Company in 2003. He is the recipient of two Distinguished Faculty awards from Cleveland State University, the first for research in 1999 and the second for teaching in 2004. He was given the Teaching Excellence Award from the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education in 2004. He received the Distinguished Technical Educator Award from the Cleveland Technical Societies Council in May 2006. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research and Associate Editor of five Journals: International Journal of Turbo and Jet Engines, Applied Mechanics and Engineering Journal, Journal of MHD and Plasma Research, Journal of Mechanics of Continua and Mathematical Sciences and the Journal of Pure and Applied Physics.

 

 

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