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Godfrey Mungal

 

Title: Dean, School of Engineering
Sobrato Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Mungal, Godfrey
Office: EC 201
Phone: 408-554-2375
Fax: 408-554-5474
Email: mgmungal@scu.edu
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Education: Ph.D., California Institute of Technology - Aeronautics, 1983
M.S., California Institute of Technology - Aeronautics, 1977
B.S., University of Toronto - Engineering Science, 1975 

Biography

Professor Godfrey Mungal was born and raised in Trinidad, West Indies and received his undergraduate education in Engineering Science at the University of Toronto (B.A.Sc. 1975, Hons.) and his graduate education in Aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology (M.S. 1977, Ph.D. 1983). He also served on the faculty of the University of the West Indies from 1975-76 as a lecturer in Mathematics, and as a post-doctoral research fellow from 1983-85 at the California Institute of Technology, before joining Stanford University. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1986. He has served as director of the High Temperature Gasdynamics Laboratory from 1993-97, the Associate Chair for Student Services in Mechanical Engineering from 1997-2001, the Associate Dean for Graduate Policy from 2002-2005 and a Stanford Resident Fellow from 2001-2007. He became Professor Emeritus at Stanford University in 2007, and continues his research at Stanford. Since September 2007 he serves as the Sobrato Professor and Dean of Engineering at Santa Clara University.

In 1982 he was awarded Cal Tech's E.E. Sechler Memorial Award for teaching and research efforts in Aeronautics. In 1989 he was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award from Stanford's Society of Black Scientists and Engineers. In 1991 he was awarded Stanford's Tau Beta Pi award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, and the School of Engineering Distinguished Advisor Award. In 1992 he was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Stanford Society of Women Engineers, and the Faculty Education Award from the Stanford Society of Chicano/Latino Engineers and Scientists. Professor Mungal's research efforts have covered supersonic and subsonic mixing and combustion, turbulent reacting jets in coflow and crossflow, image processing (volume rendering) of turbulent flow structure, drag reduction of bluff bodies, flame stability – liftoff and blowout, flow in microchannels, studies of drag reduction in boundary layers with injected polymers, and most recently, the use of pulsed plasmas to control flame stability. He is the author or co-author of over 175 refereed and conference papers in these areas; fourteen examples of his research photographs and results have appeared in magazines, books or textbooks. He is a member of the APS (Fellow), AIAA (Associate Fellow), ASME (Fellow), ASEE, and the Combustion Institute. He has served on several review panels for NIST, NSF, NASA, AFOSR and Sandia Livermore and has given several invited lectures and short courses over the world including Australia, Belgium, France, India, Italy, South Africa and Japan.

Current Research Interests

Dean Mungal's research efforts have covered subsonic and supersonic mixing and combustion, turbulent reacting jets in coflow and crossflow, image processing (volume rendering) of turbulent flows, drag reduction of bluff bodies, flame stability – liftoff and blowout, flow in microchannels, studies of drag reducing polymers in turbulent boundary layer flows, and most recently, the use of pulsed plasmas to control flame stability. He is the author or co-author of over 150 refereed and conference papers in these areas; nine examples of his research photographs and results have appeared in magazines, books or textbooks. He has won several teaching and advising awards including Stanford's Tau Beta Pi award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, and Stanford’s School of Engineering Distinguished Advisor Award. At Stanford, Mungal served as director of the High Temperature Gasdynamics Laboratory, the Associate Chair for Student Services where he directed ABET accreditation efforts, and the Associate Dean for Graduate Policy where he implemented Stanford’s first Ph.D. exit survey. He also served as the Resident Fellow at Rinconada House, a Stanford freshman dorm.

He is a member of the APS (Fellow), AIAA (Associate Fellow), ASME (Fellow), ASEE, and the Combustion Institute. He has served on several review panels for NIST, NSF, NASA and Sandia Livermore, and has given several invited lectures and short courses over the world including Australia, Belgium, France, India, Italy and Japan.

Recent Publications

  • J. S. Paschkewitz, C. D. Dimitropoulos, Y. X. Hou, V. S .R. Somandepalli, M. G. Mungal, E. S. G. Shaqfeh, P. Moin and S. K. Lele (2005) “An experimental and numerical investigation of drag reduction in a turbulent boundary layer using a rigid rodlike polymer,” Phys. Fluids 17 (8),17 pages, p. 085101.
  • L. K. Su, O. S. Sun and M. G. Mungal (2006) “Experimental Investigation of Stabilization Mechanisms in Turbulent, Lifted Jet Diffusion Flames,” Comb. Flame 144, 494–512.
  • A. Ben-Yakar, M. G. Mungal and R. K. Hanson (2006) “Time evolution and mixing characteristics of hydrogen and ethylene transverse jets in supersonic crossflows,” Phys. Fluids 18 (2), 16 pages, p. 026101.
  • Yongxi Hou, V. S. R. Somandepalli & M. G. Mungal (2006) “A Technique to Determine Total Shear Stress and Polymer Stress Profiles in Drag Reduced Boundary Layer Flows,” Expts. Fluids 40, 589-600.
  • Y. Sung, W. Kim, M. G. Mungal and M. A. Cappelli (2006) “Aerodynamic Modification of Flow over Bluff Objects by Plasma Actuation,” Expts. Fluids 41, 479–486.
  • Wookyung Kim, Hyungrok Do, M. G. Mungal and M. A. Cappelli (2006) “Plasma-Discharge Stabilization of Jet Diffusion Flames,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 34 (6), December 2006, 2545-2551.
  • Wookyung Kim, Hyungrok Do, M. G. Mungal and M. A. Cappelli (2007) “Investigation of NO Production and Flame Structure in Plasma Enhanced Premixed Combustion,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 31, 3319–3326.

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Projects

  • AFOSR/MURI – Experimental/Computational Studies of Combined-Cycle Propulsion: Physics and Transient Phenomena in Inlets and Scramjet Combustors
  • STTR - Stability Models for Augmentor Design Tools and Technology Assessment
  • STTR - Viscous Drag Reduction Using Hydrophobic Surface