Principal Investigator

Ehsan Madadi

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 2017
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Tabriz, 2011

Professional Experience:

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Petroleum and Geosystem Engineering, the University of Texas at Austin
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate at National Center for Infrastructure Modeling and Management, the University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests:

  • Multiphase fluid dynamics
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Turbulent mixing and reacting flows
  • Numerical methods
  • Complex fluids
  • Development of open-source tools for CFD


Ehsan Madadi is an assistant professor of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at California State University, Long Beach. His research focuses on the development, implementation, and validation of accurate and tractable computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools for multiphase and turbulent flows, and environmental fluid modeling. He has generated new computational algorithms that improve our ability to model complex physical processes of fluid flow and transport for computational modeling of multiphase, turbulent mixing, and reacting flows.

Before joining CSULB, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-2020) at the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (2020), and the Center for Water and the Environment (2017-2020) at the University of Texas at Austin, where he contributed to several nationally funded projects in collaboration with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and United States Department of Energy. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University in 2017, with a focus on quadrature-based models for multiphase and turbulent reacting flows.

Graduate Students

Andrew Gonzalez*


  • M.Sc Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at CSULB (May 2022)
  • B.Sc Aerospace Engineering at SJSU(May 2020)

Research Focus: Analysis of the effects of elevated air inlet temperature on flame stability and extinction characteristics via a numerical simulation of fluid dynamics and air/fuel reaction of a solid fuel ramjet combustion chamber.

*Co-Advised with Dr. Kalman

Undergraduate Students

Phillip Ho

Education: B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering at CSULB (May 2022) HSI-STEM Scholar

Research Focus: CAD Design for CFD simulations

Rory G. Mellis

Education: B.Sc., Aerospace Engineering at CSULB (May 2022)

Research Focus: RANS predictions for turbulent flow in a Confined Impinging Jets Reactor

Thomas Nguyen

Education: B.Sc., Aerospace Engineering at CSULB (May 2022)

Research Focus: The effectiveness of different Reynolds-Stress turbulent closures at simulating the flow inside multi-inlet vortex reactor.

Jessica Rogado

Education: B.S., Mechanical Engineering and B.A. in Physics at CSULB (May 2022)

Research Focus: Jet mixing flows in zero gravity.



To be eligible to join our lab, students must first be admitted into the program at the California State University, Long Beach, typically in the graduate fields of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (though other fields will also be considered). Information on the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering program can be found here.

While interested candidates not yet admitted to the CSULB graduate program are welcome to contact Prof. Madadi by email, note that an answer is unlikely due to the large number of solicitations.