Paul E. Sojka

Paul Sojka

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088


  • B.S. Michigan State, '76
  • M.S. Michigan State, '78
  • Ph.D. Michigan State, '83

Research Interests

  • Spray and spray measurements
  • Fluid mechanic instability

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2008 SEW Professor at Technical University of Karlsruhe
  • 1999 Purdue Faculty Program of Study in a Second Discipline
  • 1991 American Western Universities Faculty Fellow.
  • 1991 Harry L. Solberg Teaching Award recipient.

Selected Publications

"Flow and contaminant transport in an airline cabin induced by a moving body: Model experiments and CFD predictions," Atmospheric Environment 44(24), 2830-2839 (2010).

"Drop Impact and Agglomeration Under Static Bed Conditions," with A.C.S. Lee, in press AIChE J (2010).

"A Review of Pharmaceutical Tablet Coating," with A.R. Muliadi, in press Atomization and Sprays (2010).

"An Experimental Study of Swirling Supercritical Hydro-Carbon Fuel Jets," with R.R. Rachedi and L.C. Crook, ASME Journal of Gas Turbines and Power 132(8), 081502 (2010).

"Non-Newtonian Drops Impacting Pharmaceutical Tablet Surfaces: Theoretical Analysis with Experimental Verification," with A. Dechelette and C.R. Wassgren,??? ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering 132(10), 101302 (2010).

"Refractive Index Measurements using a Dual-mode Phase Doppler Analyzer," with S. Kontin, R. Koch, H.-J. Bauer, and P. Loke, submitted to Journal of Fluids Engineering (2010).

"Secondary Breakup of Electrostatically Charged Drops," with D.R. Guildenbecher, submitted to Experiments in Fluids (2010).

"A Comparison of Particle Dynamics Analyzer (dual-PDA) and Optical Patternator Data for Twin-fluid and Pressure-swirl Atomizer Sprays," with A.R. Muliadi, Y.R. Sivathanu and J. Lim, ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering 132(6) 061402-1 (2010).

"Modeling of Coaxial Powder Flow for the Laser Direct Deposition Process," with S. Wen, J.Y. Shin, and J.Y. Murthy, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 52(25-26), 5867-5877 (2009).

"A multi-axis optical patternator for the analysis of sprays," with Y.R. Sivathanu, and J. Lim, in revision for Reviews of Scientific Instruments (2009).