State University dual mechanical engineering and business graduate student Arun
Yadav has been selected as a 2019 Divisional Graduate Student Scholar by the American
Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
who also received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from McNeese,
received this award based on his research paper titled, "Hydraulic
Simulation for Calcasieu Lake Area with Small Rivers using an Immersed Boundary
Conducted under professor of
mechanical engineering Dr. Ning Zhang, Yadav’s research focused on using
computer modeling methods to make accurate predictions for water levels and water
velocity during expected flooding events in Southwest Louisiana. The Louisiana Board of Regents ITRS grant and a grant from the National
Science Foundation funded his research.
chosen from a group of students that included doctoral candidates from leading
research institutions all over the world, Yadav
will receive a $1,500 scholarship to attend the 2019 AJKFluids conference in
San Francisco from July 28 – Aug 1, where he will present his paper. AJKFluids
is a joint conference between ASME, the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
and the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers.
very honored to be selected,” says Yadav. "I never thought to submit my
research, so I’m grateful for Dr. Zhang’s encouragement. I’m very excited to present to an international audience of
As part of this award, Yadav has also been appointed to the Fluids
Engineering Division (FED) Computational Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee for
one year. In this role, he will help inform the FED of future trends and emerging
areas in the field of fluids engineering, develop materials for FED conferences
and events and participate in a graduate mentoring program. Those students who are
particularly engaged and active in committee activities can apply to be
returning scholars and receive another $1,500 grant to attend a conference the following year.
"I am planning to focus on some
other aspects of the project over the next year,” says Yadav. "For example, how
water salinity changes and moves as flooding increases. So hopefully next year
I’ll be presenting again on the results from my continued research.”