ME3275 Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (Fall 2015, 2016, 2017,2018)

ME 3275 is an undergraduate-level introduction to CFD courses. Topics of fundamental concepts in CFD, such as the numerical schemes, finite-volume methods in diffusion and convection-diffusion problem, and verification and validation etc., are discussed. Basic concepts of high-performance computing are also briefly discussed.

ME5311 Computational methods for viscous flows (Spring 2016, 2017)

An advanced course on the application of finite-difference methods in solving the parabolic and elliptic equations of viscous fluid flow. Turbulence modeling (RANS) is discussed. Applications to boundary layer, heat transfer, and combustion problems are used as examples. A background of FORTRAN programming and numerical analysis is necessary.

ME3242 Heat transfer (Spring 2017, 2018)

An introduction course to the fundamental of heat transfer, covering topics such as heat equations, conduction, forced and natural convection, heat exchanger, and radiation.

ME6134 (Fall 2015 & Spring 2016)

The ME seminar series are coordinated by Dr. Zhao for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters. The purpose of the seminar series is to broaden graduate student’s vision on cutting-edge research trend, to enhance interdiciplinary communications and collaborations. Past seminar information can be found on the ME website.

Outreach activities:

The outreach activities related to CTF@UCONN are logged in the “Life on Fire” blog. 

Tutorials for the 2016 Joule Fellows Workshop


Opportunities for undergraduate students and graduate students who are interested in computational thermal fluids science:


There is a rich resource online where excellent lectures can be found on the topics of computational thermal fluids.