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Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
PhD, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2000
ME, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1996
BE, Mechanical Engineering, COEP, University of Pune, 1994
At Oregon State since 2005.
Adjunct Faculty, OSU Water Resources Engineering and Water Resources Science Graduate Programs.
ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow, Wright Patterson Airforce Base, 2010, 2011.
ORISE Faculty Researcher, NETL Albany, 2006–10.
Engineering Research Associate, Center for Integrated Turbulence Research, Stanford University, 2000–05.
Dr. Apte’s research interests are in numerical simulations and modeling of multiphase turbulent flows. The Apte Research Group is currently working on development of advanced numerical algorithms and models for simulations of multiphysics turbulent flows using predictive numerical techniques such as direct and large-eddy simulations. Applications of current interest include bubble-laden cavitating flows, clean coal technology and oxy-coal reactors, solar fuels and biofuel reforming, and particle-laden turbulent flows such as those occur in fluidized beds, sprays, and two-phase microchannel heat sinks. Dr. Apte's research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Office of Naval Research, US Army, and Oregon BEST solar initiative.