• Research

    Computational Fluid Dynamics
    Direct Numerical Simulation
    High Performance Computing
    Multiphase Flows
    Phase Change

    My research uses computational fluid dynamics to study turbulent, multiphase flows with phase change. The research is under the direct numerical simulation paradigm, which means that the simulations resolve all length and time scales associated with the flow. To perform these simulations, we develop novel numerical schemes that leverage the high performance, parallel computing capabilities of facilities such as Virginia Tech’s Advanced Research Computing Center.

  • Professional History

    2018–Present, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
    2018, Postdoctoral Researcher, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University
    2012-2018, PhD Researcher, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University


Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, 2018
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, 2015
B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Alabama, 2012

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Laboratory —  Palmore Research Group

John Palmore Jr.

Assistant Professor