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Dr. Ahmad Vasel, PhD
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
E: avaselbehagh@tntech.edu
Phone: (931) 372-6468
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Madison Dittner 
M.SC. Student (Summer 2018)
E: medittner42@students.tntech.edu  Madison’s research is focused on wind power forecasting, as well as designing and testing a blade-less wind turbine using CFD and laboratory experiments..


Cody Long
M.Sc. Student (Fall 2018)
E: cslong42@students.tntech.edu  Cody’s research includes designing and studying a storage-integrated hydro-kinetic power generator.
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Ryan Nash
M.Sc. Student (Fall 2018)
E: rrnash42@students.tntech.edu 
Ryan develops technologies to steer wake of wind turbines in order to improve performance of utility-scale wind farms as a whole.
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Douglas Clark
PhD Student (Summer 2018)
E: kuchemegrad@me.com
Doug is pursuing his Ph.D. degree while holding a full-time position as an R&D staff member at ORNL. Doug’s research is concerned with characterization of Uranium aerosols..


Reza Nouri
PhD Student (Spring 2019)
E: rnouri42@students.tntech.edu
Reza studies aerodynamics of wind farms using Large Eddy Simulations.
Logan Unsere 
Undergraduate Researcher (Spring 2019)
E: ljunser42@students.tntech.edu
Logan is investigating potential options for enhancing power production of vertical axis wind turbines. 
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Trenton Preston 
Undergraduate Researcher (Summer 2018)
E: tcpreston42@students.tntech.edu
Trenton received CISE (Creative Inquiry Summer Experience) grant to research the potential impact of buoyant vortex rings on floating objects.