Four students from the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department won cash prizes in MIE’s fifth annual Graduate Gallery Competition, moderated by the MIE Graduate Program. The prize winners were Peter DiMeo, Umang Patel, Kashyap Sundara Rajan, and Gina Georgadarellis. Each will receive a $100 cash card from MIE Department Head Sundar Krishnamurty.
Every year for the Graduate Gallery Competition, all graduate students in the MIE department are invited to submit images or videos that highlight their current research.
As the competition website summarizes, “This is a great opportunity for the students to showcase their ongoing research and an occasion to learn about other ongoing research activities in the department. The winners will receive cash prizes from the department head during a graduate student ceremony.”
Each year, several images and videos are submitted to the Graduate Gallery Competition, and they are shared with the general public through the MIE Graduate Program’s Instagram page.
This year’s contributions covered a wide range of ongoing research in the MIE department. A video by DiMeo (advisor: Xian Du) depicts “the spectral effects of rapidly evaporating ethanol.”
In another video, shot at 40,000 frames per second, Sundara Rajan (advisor: Jonathan Rothstein) reveals the details of “drop formation during jet breakup of an inkjet printing fluid.”
In an image, Patel (advisor: Yahya Modarres-Sadeghi) shows the streamlines and instantaneous flow patterns around the tail of a scaled-down Shortfin Mako Shark, as the shark swims.
And in another image, Georgadarellis (advisors: Juan Jimenez and Craig Albertson) gives the lateral view of a zebrafish skull when the fish was participating in forced swim tests. (October 2021)