Founder and Director
Dr. Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn
The DynaaTECC Research Lab is under the directorship of Dr. Sarigul-Klijn. She directs M.S. thesis and Ph.D. dissertation research of 4-6 students each year. Her research areas are in minimum weight design with aeroelastic and acoustic constraints; landing recovery system studies: winged, rotor, or parachute recovery system trades and scaled flight testing; development of advanced finite element methods to solve steep gradient problems of high temperature due to aerodynamic heating or shock loading; environmental noise control; flow induced vibrations; innovative power generation systems; and long duration space flight effects on the human spine.
Dr. Sarigul-Klijn’s complete biography can be found here.
Phone: (530) 752-0682
Peter Lee, Ph.D. Student
Peter obtained his B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC Davis in 2012. Peter received his MS degree in 2019. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D., researching automatic flight control for aerospace systems. His research interests are focused around aerospace systems and computational methods.
Email: pcmlee (at) ucdavis.edu
Gregory Mellos, M.S. Student
Gregory Mellos is a Target Fabrication Engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where he currently works on developing and characterizing high precision complex mechanical designs. These designs must maintain high levels of accuracy and must remain in spec when subjected to extreme cryogenic conditions. Greg has joined the DynaaTECC lab as a MS student in order to grow his skills in computational modeling. Currently his research is looking into applying new finite element formulations techniques on unsteady and compressible Navier–Stokes problems, focusing on cavity flows.
Email: gmellos (at) ucdavis.edu
Parakh Vyas, M.S. Student
Parakh Vyas joined DynaaTECC research lab in 2021 after receiving his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. His master degree research is in design and testing of in-flight deployable acoustic noise control devices.
Email: pmvyas (at) ucdavis.edu