National Research Council Selects Miad Karimi for 2019 Fellowship

National Research Council Selects Miad Karimi for 2019 Fellowship
Miad Karimi
Dr. Miad Karimi

Dr. Miad Karimi has been selected to receive the 2019 National Research Council (NRC) postdoctoral fellowship to begin research under the auspices of the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio.

The NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) annually selects promising early-career PhDs to work on a variety of funded projects. Advised by AE professor Dr. Wenting Sun and ME professor Dr. Devesh Ranjan, Karimi defended his doctoral research, "​Investigation of High-Pressure Methane and Syngas Autoignition Delay Times" in August; he will formally receive his doctoral degree from the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering in December. In the meantime, Karimi begins his post doc assignment with the Air Force Research Lab early next week.

"I cannot say enough about the support I received from my Georgia Tech advisors, Professor Wenting Sun and Professor Devesh Ranjan," said Karimi, who earned his undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees at Tech. "They supported me in the lab, in the classroom, everywhere. I could not have seen this success without them."

His AE advisor returned that praise in the form of professional respect.

"Miad has always been a very solid, a very diligent researcher and student," said Sun, who heads up the  Reacting Flows and Diagnostics Group within AE's Ben T. Zinn Combustion Lab.

"Not only did he help us to build the lab's shock tube from scratch - working with the overseas manufacturer to make sure it all came together and training new graduate students to use it -- but he also figured out how to collect useful data and to analyze the results. When he presented his work outside of Tech, he actually attracted new collaborators to our lab. We could not have been more pleased with him."

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