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Som Dutta

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: ENGR 419R
DialPhone: 435-797-0583

Educational Background

PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
Bulle-Effect and its Implications for Morphodynamics of River Diversions
MS, Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
Effect of Self-Stratification on Channel Flows and Boundary Layers: A Study using Direct Numerical Simulations
BS, Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, 2008
Prediction of Dispersion Coefficient in Natural Streams using Genetic Algorithm and Artificial Neural Netwroks


Som is originally from India, and after completing his graduate studies at University of Illinois (UIUC) in Civil Engineering; he did his post-doctoral training in Scientific Computing and Mathematics at UIUC and City University of New York (CUNY), respectively. Som is interested in studying complex flow and morphodynamics phenomena in the natural and the built environment, using high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The range of phenomena he is interested in varies from exploring the mechanism underlying drag reduction by shark denticles (skin), to dispersal of oil and contaminant in oceans and rivers.

Teaching Interests

Fluid Mechanics, Multiphase Flows, Computational Fluid Mechanics

Research Interests

Turbulent Multiphase Flows, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, River and Coastal Mechanics

Scheduled Teaching

MAE 3420 - Fluid Mechanics, Fall 2019

Graduate Students Mentored

Aditya Parik, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2019