Siva Thangam

Dean of Academic Administration

School: School of Engineering and Science

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Building: Wesley J. Howe Center

Room: 1202

Phone: (201) 216-5558

Fax: (201) 216-8315

Email: sthangam@stevens.edu

Education
  • PhD (1980) Rutgers University (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Master of Technology (1973) Indian Institute of Technology (Mechanical Engineering)
  • BE (1971) University of Madras (Mechanical Engineering)
Research

Computational modeling and simulation of high speed flows, turbulence modeling for heat and mass transfer applications, LES and DNS of complex flows, experimental investigation of bluff body flows, modeling and analysis of flows in turbomachinery, biomedical devices, thermal analysis for manufacturing and materials processing systems.

Experience

Dean of Academic Administration: March 2007 - present

Associate Dean of Engineering: July 1996 - October 2001

Director (Mechanical Engineering Department): July 1996 - October 2001

Dates of advancement:
Professor, September 1990
Associate Professor, September 1984

Date of original appointment:
Assistant Professor, September 1980
Years on faculty - 30

Consulting Service

Consultant, ICASE, NASA Langley Research Center, August 1991 – August 1998; active participant in the Fluid Mechanics Group (ICASE) research and development activities in turbulence modeling and simulation.
Recent consulting activities (3 months or longer in duration) include: Foster-Wheeler Corporation, NJ (super-crtical water oxidation system design); IBM Research corporation, NY (thermal conductivity measurement systems); TACOM-ARDEC and local entrepreneurs (development of a novel rotary engine); and Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems, CT (micro-gravity liquid level sensor development).

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Member, Academic EntrepreneurshipTask Force (since 2008)

Honors and Awards

Master of Engineering (Honorary), Stevens Institute of Technology, 1994

The NASA Group Achievement Award for Research in Fluid Mechanics (ICASE Fluid Mechanics Group), 1994

The 17th Annual Stevens Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award, 1994

The Alexander-Crombie Humphreys Distinguished Teaching Award, 1987

ASHRAE Citation for contributions to educational excellence 1985-86, 1988-89

The Ninth Annual Stevens Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award, 1986

ASME Scholastic Award, Doctoral Program, Rutgers University,1980

NGM Gold Medal (Mechanical Engineering), University of Madras, 1971

Selected Publications
Conference Proceeding
  1. Bushnell, D. M.; Thangam, S. (2003). Current status and future needs in turbulence modeling: An aeronautical perspective. Proceedings of the ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference (vol. 1 C, pp. 2071-2073).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/0346273697.
  2. Wang, X.; Thangam, S. (2003). Development and application of an anisotropic two-equation model for flows with swirl and curvature. Proceedings of the ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference (vol. 1 C, pp. 1919-1928).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/0348164533.
  3. Hussaini, M. Y.; Thangam, S.; Woodruff, S. L.; Zhou, Y. (2003). Development and validation of continuous models for simulation of turbulent flows. Proceedings of the ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference (vol. 1 C, pp. 1827-1835).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/0346904115.
  4. Thangam, S.; Saldivar, J.; Cole, R.; Mehmedagic, I. (2001). Design and implementation of a computer-aided instrumentation system for a CFR engine test facility. ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings (pp. 3287-3293).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/8744236895.
Journal Article
  1. Zhu, Z.; Wang, X.; Thangam, S. (2004). Simulation and analysis of rigid/foil electrolytic in-process dressing (ELID) systems for grinding. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME (3 ed., vol. 126, pp. 565-570).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/12344293570.
  2. Zhu, Z.; Liu, X.; Thangam, S. (2003). Development and analysis of foil electrodes for high speed electrolytic in-process wheel dressing. Machining Science and Technology (1 ed., vol. 7, pp. 65-81).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/0037253035.
  3. Thangam, S.; Saldivar, J.; Cole, R.; Mehmedagic, I. (2002). Design and implementation of a computer-aided instrumentation system for a CFR engine test facility. Computers in Education Journal (2 ed., vol. 12, pp. 46-50).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/77950075816.
  4. Thangam, S.; Wang, X. H.; Zhou, Y. (1999). Development of a turbulence model based on the energy spectrum for flows involving rotation. Physics of Fluids (8 ed., vol. 11, pp. 2225-2234).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/0032621879.
Courses

• ME 423 Engineering Design VII
• ME 424 Engineering Design VIII
• ME 675 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
• ME 615 Thermal Systems Design
• ME 545 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering