Capabilities and Research Inputs/Outputs

Unique CoMFRE Capabilities


  • Advanced goniometry
  • Boiling and solidification
  • Experimental rheometry and tribology
  • Fabrication and combustion of energetic/nanoenergetic materials
  • High-speed flow visualization
  • Icing wind tunnel
  • Laser-based diagnostics (FLEET, PLIF, PIV, pyrometry, spectroscopy, etc.)
  • Biomaterials and Lab-on-a Chip
  • Radiation transport diagnostics in algal photobioreactors
  • X-ray flow visualization, X-ray particle tracking, and Computed Tomography Imaging (XCT)


  • Big data analysis
  • DNS, DEM, RANS, LES, Eulerian-Eulerian, Eulerian-Lagrangian capabilities
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • GPU-accelerated computer-aided design
  • Machine learning
  • Opensource (OpenFoam) and commercial software
  • Particle-resolved Direct Numerical Simulation (PUReIBM)
  • Quadrature-based moment methods (OpenQBMM)
  • Uncertainty quantification

Publicly Funded Research

2021 Publicly Funded Awards (PDF)
2020 Publicly Funded Awards (PDF)
2019 Publicly Funded Awards (PDF)


2021 Publications (PDF)
2020 Publications (PDF)
2019 Publications (PDF)