Dr. Suresh G. Advani

George W. Laird Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware
205 Spencer Lab
Newark, DE 19716

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Executive Summary

Suresh G. Advani is a George W. Laird Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware. He received his Bachelor of Technology Degree in Mechanical Engineering from I.I. T. Bombay in 1982 and his Ph. D in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987. His research interests are in materials and processing, rheology; fluid mechanics and heat transfer as applied to composite processing and alternate energy sources such as fuel cells and hydrogen storage.

He has co-authored over 200 journal articles and has contributed chapters to over twenty books. He has also co-authored a recent text on "Process Modeling in Composites Manufacturing". Advani is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers and is the North American Editor for the journal Composites A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. He has graduated over 70 masters and Ph.D. students and was awarded the Outstanding Doctoral Graduate Student Advising and Mentoring award in 2008.

Key Publications

Wook Ryol Hwang and Advani, S.G, 'Numerical simulations of Stokes-Brinkman equations for permeability prediction of dual scale fibrous porous media,' Physics of Fluids, v 22, n 11, p 113101 (14 pp.), (2010)

Bhat, P , Merotte, J , Simacek, P and Advani, SG, "Process analysis of compression resin transfer molding," Composites Part A-Applied Science And Manufacturing, 40 (4): 431-441 (2009).

Dusan Spernjak, Ajay K. Prasad and Suresh G. Advani, "Experimental investigation of liquid water formation and transport in a transparent single-serpentine PEM fuel cell", Journal of Power Sources, 170 334-344 (2007).

Fan ZH and Suresh G. Advani, "Rheology of multiwall carbon nanotube suspensions", J. of Rheology, 51 (4): 585-604 ( 2007).

Pavel Simacek and S. G. Advani, "Desirable Features in Mold Filling Simulations for Liquid Molding Processes", Polymer Composites, 25, Pages 355-367 ( 2004).

Research Areas

Clean Energy
Characterization and Transport Phenomena for Fuel Cells, Hydrogen Production and Storage and Hybrid Transit Vehicles

Composite Materials
Rheology, Process Modeling and Manufacturing Science in Composites Manufacturing

Fluid Mechanics
Flow of Viscous Resins, Suspensions and Non-Newtonian Fluids

Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics
Heat transfer in material processing and transport in fuel cells

Materials Engineering
Characterization of Composite Materials and Fuel Cell Membrane, Gas Diffusion Media and Flow Fields

Light Weight Materials, Solar Thermal Cycles for Hydrogen Production, Wind Blade Manufacturing

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Storage

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