Ran is an Associate Professor (Reader) in Coventry University
and the leader of the Engineering Applications of Fluid Mechanics
group, within the Fluid and Complex Systems Research Center
Our group combines experiments, theory and numerical simulations, to model complex systems in which fluid dynamics is key, including mass and heat transfer, reactive transport, flow in porous media, turbulent flows, aerodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, combustion, and biomechanics. We are involved in a wide range of industrial and natural processes across scales, from microfabrication and CFD simulations, 3-D printing, microfluidics and filters, to water resources, geohazards, enhanced hydrocarbon recovery, carbon geosequestration and renewable energy systems.
Ran recieved his PhD from UC Berkeley, working with Tad Patzek
on mircomehcanics of granular materials. He was a postdoctoral associate at MIT with Ruben Juanes
, studying multiphase flow in deformable porous media. Prior to joining Coventry, he was a faculty in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and a visiting scholar in the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC
) in Barcelona, Spain.