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Oran, Elaine S.

Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering
Affiliate Professor, Dept. of Fire Protection Engineering
3232 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building

Research Interests 

Reactive flows; Fluid dynamics; Turbulence in reacting and nonreacting flows; Computational fluid dynamics; Chemically reactive flows; Dynamics of flames, deflagrations, and detonations in gases; Physics and chemistry of energetic materials; Shocks and shock interactions in gases and condensed phases; incompressible, and nonequilibrium flows; Astrophysical phenomena, particularly supernovae and jets; Computations of rarefied gas flow, such as reentry flows; microdynamical flows; Biological flows in complex networks; Micro fluidics for design of biosensors; Computational sciences and numerical analysis; High-performance computing and parallel architectures; Molecular dynamics of multiphase surfaces.


  • Ph.D., Yale University, Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences (1972)
  • M.Ph., Yale University, Department of Physics Yale University (1968)
  • A.B., Bryn Mawr College, Physics and Chemistry (1966)