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  • Dr. Araya has accepted a tenured academic position as associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio from January 2023. His new profile and research lab can be found here.
Summer internship at Los Alamos National Laboratory

David Paeres has been selected as sponsored MSc student in the 2022 Computational Physics Summer Workshop organized by the Los Alamos National Laboratory Advanced Scientific Computing (ASC) Program during June 13 – August 19, 2022. Congrats!

  • The HPCVLab has been awarded $210,053 by the AFOSR for the project titled “Coherent structure assessment in high-speed crossflow jets” (#FA9550-22-1-0089) in collaboration with Dr. Jansen from the University of Colorado-Boulder.
  • Program Officers: Dr. Gregg L. Abate and Dr. Daniel Montes.
  • Portfolio: Unsteady Aerodynamics and Turbulent Flows.
  • Period of performance: February 1, 2022 to January 31, 2025.
  • Our project titled “Scientific Visualization of Big Data” was funded by the CAWT-ITG3 program (NSF #1849243), $80,000, 08/12/2021 to 08/11/2022
AFOSR Portfolio Review
Invited Speaker
  • Prof. Beverley J. McKeon from the California Institute of Technology delivered a webinar titled Control of turbulent wall shear flows and the potential for “designer turbulence” on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 3:00PM – 4:00PM invited by the HPCV lab.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Student Christian Lagares was awarded the 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF). The project title is “Towards advanced turbulence modelling in reacting hypersonic flows and complex geometries via Direct Numerical Simulation and Machine Learning.” Congrats!
2021 AIAA SciTech Forum
  • Christian Lagares, David Paeres and Guillermo Araya participated in the 2021 AIAA SciTech Forum11–15 & 19–21 January 2021 (VIRTUAL EVENT) by means of oral presentations and conference proceedings.
2020 APS Division of Fluid Dynamics
  • Christian Lagares, David Paeres and Guillermo Araya participated in the 73rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics. November 22–24, 2020 (Virtual event) by means of oral presentations and video displays. 
Distinguished Professor Award
  • Dr. Araya was granted the 2018-2019 Distinguished Professor Award, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at UPRM.
AIAA Associate Fellow
  • Dr. Araya was selected AIAA Associate Fellow Class of 2021.
AFOSR Portfolio Review
  • Dr. Araya was invited to the 2020 AFOSR/ONR/HVSI Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics Portfolio Review (Virtual) for an oral presentation (“Effects of wall curvature on hypersonic turbulent spatially-developing boundary layers”) of AFOSR award #FA9550-17-1-0051.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Student German Saltar was awarded the 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF). Congrats!
NSF Bridge to the Doctorate
  • Doctoral Candidate Christian Lagares was awarded the “Bridge to the Doctorate” fellowship from the National Science Foundation through the Puerto Rico Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (PR-LSAMP). The proposed project is titled “Advanced Turbulence Modeling in Reacting Hypersonic Flows and Complex Geometries via DNS”. Congrats!
2020 AIAA SciTech Forum
  • Dr. Araya gave a presentation titled “Reynolds number dependency in supersonic spatially-developing turbulent boundary layers” at the 2020-AIAA SciTech Forum, 6 – 10 January, Orlando, FL, 2020.
  • During Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 the HPCVLab organized two interesting seminars: “Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR): The Media and Technology” by Dr. Alan Craig (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and “Towards scale resolving simulations of industrial relevant turbulent flows: what can we do and what are we missing?” by Dr. Oriol Lehmkuhl (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Barcelona, Spain)
PhD student
  • Christian Lagares joined the HPCVLab as a PhD student and Research Assistant (Fall 2019).
NASA PR Space Grant Fellowship
  • German G. Saltar received the NASA PR Space Grant Fellowship ($10,000) for the 2019-2020 academic year on July 17, 2019. Congrats!
AFOSR Portfolio Review
  • Dr. Araya was invited to the 2019 AFOSR/ONR/HVSI Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics Portfolios Review for an oral presentation of award #FA9550-17-1-0051. The event was held during July 8-12, 2019 in the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building at the University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO.
  • Dr. Araya gave two presentations titled “Direct simulation of a Mach-5 turbulent spatially-developing boundary layer” and “Visualization of turbulent events in wall-bounded flows via Virtual Reality” at the 49th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, AIAA AVIATION Forum, (AIAA 3131876) 17 – 21 June, Dallas, TX, 2019.
Invited Lecture by Dr. Todd Michal
  • Dr. Todd Michal from The Boeing Company delivered a presentation titled “Development of an Anisotropic Adaptive Meshing Capability with Application to Boeing Aircraft” via videoconference on November 27, 2018 invited by Dr. Araya and sponsored by the AIAA-Mayaguez student branch.