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About myself

My name is Rodolfo Ostilla Mónico, and I am currently an assistant professor at the University of Houston in the department of Mechanical Engineering since Fall 2017. My research is mainly in the field of computational fluid mechanics. I am interested in numerical simulations of convective flows, vortex ring colissions and more generally, of turbulent systems. A longer explanation of my research can be found on the research page. Current members of my research group are found here.

Before this, I was a post doctoral researcher with Michael Brenner at Harvard University. My doctoral degree was obtained in the Physics of Fluids group at the University of Twente under the supervision of Roberto Verzicco and Detlef Lohse. This research focused on large scale direct numerical simulations of incompressible turbulence in Taylor-Couette flow and Rayleigh-Bénard convection. Previously, I obtained a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Sevilla (Spain) and an MSc in Aerospace Dynamics from Cranfield University (UK).

During my free time I play bass guitar, juggle and travel the world.