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Aaron B. Morris

Aaron B. Morris

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Morris received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Aerospace Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin.

Prior to coming to Purdue he was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). At NETL, he used simulations to aid design of a fluidized-bed steam reformer and was an active developer of Multiphase Flow with Interphase exchanges (MFIX), an open-source modeling tool used to simulate multiphase flows. Prior to joining the National Energy Technology Laboratory, Dr. Morris worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado. While working at the University of Colorado, he used simulation to understand the performance of a novel solar receiver.

His research interests include fluid dynamics, multiphase flows, Monte Carlo methods, kinetic theory of granular flows, heat transfer in granular media and rarefied gas dynamics.