Metin Muradoglu

Professor of Mechanical Engineering



Education (CV, Ozgecmis)

   Ph.D. 2000, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University.

   M.S. 1997, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University.

   B.S. 1992, Aeronautical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University(ITU).

Awards and Honors

         Encouragement Award, Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)  (2010) (See from the ceremony at Cankaya Kosku).

         Distinguished Young Scientist Award, Middle East Technical University (METU) Mustafa Parlar Science Foundation, (2009).

         Distinguished Young Scientist Award, Fevzi Akkaya Research Fund for Scientifc Activities(FABED) (2009).

         Distinguished Young Scientist Award, Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA) (2009).

         Travel Award by NNIN, Harvard University (2006).

         Travel Award by American Physical Society (2005).

         Harvard University-Koc University Exchange Scholar Fellowship (2004).

         Travel Award by IUTAM (2004).

         Jayesh Prize for Outstanding Fall Semester Student Talk: The Stability, Transition and Turbulence Seminar (STTS), Cornell University (1998).

         Clemson Internship Award, DOE/AGTSR (1998).

         Full Scholarship by Turkish Ministry of National Education for Graduate Study in the US (1994).

        Research Interests

  • Multiphase Flows in Bio/Micro Fluid Systems

Time-accurate (unsteady) computations of multiphase flows with applications in bio/microfluid flows. Computational Modeling of the processes involved in the concept of Lab-On-A-Chip. Biological flows and fluid-biomembrane interactions in incompressible flow fields.

  • Turbulence Modeling

Probability density function (PDF) modeling of turbulent flows, turbulent combustion and turbulence-combustion interactions.

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

Modeling and computation of inviscid and viscous flows

about complex geometries including very low Mach number (incompressible) flows and transonic and hypersonic flows 

with shock waves. Fluid-structure interactions in bio/micro fluid systems.

  • Numerical Methods

Finite-Volume (FV) method, Langrangian particle method, Monte Carlo method, Hybrid FV/particle method, In-situ adaptive tabulation method for efficient solutions of complex chemical mechanisms, Pseudo-time stepping FV/Front tracking method for computations of multiphase flows, convergence acceleration methods such as mutigrid method and preconditioning  method.  


Selected Publications [ Google Scholar Citations ]

45) F. Romano, H. Fujioka,  M. Muradoglu and J.B. Grotberg 

"Liquid plug formation in an airway closure model", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, (submitted) (2018).

44) M. Muradoglu, F. Romano, H. Fujioka and J.B. Grotberg 

"E ects of surfactant on propagation and rupture of a liquid plug in a tube", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, (submitted) (2018).

43) H. Nooranidoost, M. Hagshenas, M. Muradoglu and R. Kumar

"Cell encapsulation modes in a flow focusing microchannel: Effects of shell fluid viscosity",  Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, (submitted) (2018).

42) Z. Rashid, A. Erten, B. Morova, M. Muradoglu, A. Jonas and A. Kiraz 

"Passive sorting of emulsion droplets with different interfacial properties using laser-patterned
surfaces",  Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, (submitted) (2018).

41) E. Lepowsky M. Muradoglu and S. Tasoglu

"Towards preserving post-printing cell viability and improving the resolution: past, present, and future of 3D bioprinting theory",  Bioprinting, 11:e00034 (2018).  (pdf)

40)  H. Turkeri, X. Zhao, S.B. Pope and M. Muradoglu

" Large eddy simulation/probability density function simulations of the Cambridge turbulent stratified flame series",  Combustion and Flame, 199:24-45 (2019). (pdf)

39) M. Irfan and M. Muradoglu 

"A front-tracking method for particle-resolved simulation of evaporation and combustion of a fuel droplet", Computers&Fluids, 174, pp.283-299 (2018). (pdf)

38)  H. Turkeri, S.B. Pope and M. Muradoglu

"A LES/PDF simulator on block structured meshes",  Combustion Theory and Modelling, (accepted) (2018).  (pdf)

37)  H. Zolfaghari, D. Izbassarov and M. Muradoglu

"Simulations of viscoelastic two-phase flows in complex geometries", Computers & Fluids, 156, pp.548-561 (2017).  (pdf)

36)  J. Lu, M. Muradoglu and G. Tryggvason

"Effect of insoluble surfactant on turbulent bubbly flows in vertical channels", International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 95, pp.135-143 (2017).  (pdf)

35)  M. Irfan and M. Muradoglu

"A front-tracking method for direct numerical simulation of evaporation process in a multiphase system", Journal of Computational Physics, 337, pp.132153 (2017). (pdf)

34)  M.N. Farooqi, D. Izbassarov, M. Muradoglu and D. Unat 

"Communication analysis and optimization of  3D front tracking method for multiphase flow simulations",  International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, 1-14,  (2017) (pdf)

33)  M. Nooranidoost, D. Izbassarov and M. Muradoglu

"Droplet formation in a flow focusing configuration: Effects of viscoelasticity", Physics of Fluids, v.28, 123102 (2016). (pdf)

32)  J. Feng, M. Muradoglu, H. Kim, J.T. Ault and H.A. Stone 

"Dynamics of a bubble bouncing at a liquid-liquid-gas interface", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, v.807, pp.324-352 (2016) (pdf)

31)  A. Mustafa, A. Erten, R.A. Ayaz, O. Kayillioglu, A. Eser, M. Irfan, M. Muradoglu, M. Tanyeri, A. Kiraz

"Enhanced dissolution of liquid microdroplets in the extensional creeping flow of a hydrodynamic trap", Langmuir, v.32, pp.9460-946  (2016)  (pdf)

30) D. Izbassarov and M. Muradoglu  

"Effects of viscoelasticity on drop impact and spreading on a solid surface", Physical Review Fluids,  v.1, Article Number: 023302  (2016) (pdf)

29)  D. Izbassarov and M. Muradoglu

"A computational study of two-phase viscoelastic systems in a capillary tube with a sudden contraction/expansion", Physics of Fluids, v.28, Article Number:012110 (2016) (pdf)

28)  D. Izbassarov and M. Muradoglu

"A front-tracking method for computational modeling of viscoelastic two-phase systems", The Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, v.223, pp.122-140 (2015) (pdf)

27)  R. Mokhtarpoor, H. Turkeri and M. Muradoglu

"A new robust consistent hybrid finite-volume/particle method for solving the PDF model equations of turbulent reactive flows", Computers&Fluids, v.105, pp.39-57 (2014) (pdf)

26)  M. Muradoglu and G. Tryggvason

"Simulations of soluble surfactants in 3D multiphase flow", Journal of Computational Physics,  v.274, pp.737-757 (2014) (pdf)

25)  U. Olgac and M. Muradoglu

"Computational modeling of unsteady surfactant-laden liquid plug propagation in neonatal airways", Physics of Fluids,  v.25(7), Article Number: 071901, (2013)  (pdf)

24)  U. Olgac, D. Izbassarov and M. Muradoglu

"Direct numerical simulation of an oscillating droplet in partial contact with a substrate", Computers & Fluids, v.77, pp.152-158, (2013)  (pdf)

23)  U. Olgac and M. Muradoglu

"Effects of surfactant on liquid film thickness in the Bretherton problem", Int. Journal Multiphase Flow, v.48, pp.58-70, (2013)  (pdf)

22)  M. Muradoglu

"Axial dispersion in segmented gas-liquid flow: Effects of alternating channel curvature", Physics of Fluids, v.22, 122106, (2010) (pdf)

21)  S. Tasoglu, G. Kaynak, A.J. Szeri, U. Demirci and M. Muradoglu

"Impact of a compound droplet on a flat surface: A model for single cell epitaxy", Physics of Fluids, v.22, 082103, (2010) (pdf)

20) M. Muradoglu and S. Tasoglu

"A Front-Tracking Method for Computational Modeling of Impact and Spreading of Viscous

Droplets on Solid Walls", Computers & Fluids, v.39(4), pp.615-625, (2010) (pdf)

19) H. Dogan, S. Nas and M. Muradoglu

"Mixing of Miscible Liquids in Gas-Segmented Serpentine Channels", Int. Journal Multiphase Flow, v.35 pp.11491158, (2009) (pdf)

18) S.C. Yorulmaz, M. Mestre, M. Muradoglu, B.E. Alaca and A. Kiraz

"Controlled Observation of Nondegenerate Cavity Modes in a Microdroplet on a Superhydrophobic Surface", Optics Communications,  v.282(14),  pp.3024-3027, (2009) (pdf)

17) A. Kiraz, Y. Karadag, S.C. Yorulmaz and M. Muradoglu

"Reversible Photothermal Tuning of a Salty Water Microdroplet", Physical Chem. Chemical Physics, v.11(15)  pp.2597-2600, (2009) (pdf) (See cover image)

16) A. Kiraz, Y. Karadag and M. Muradoglu

"Large Spectral Tuning of a Water/Glycerol Microdroplet by a Focused Laser: Characterization and Modeling", Physical Chem. Chemical Physics, v.10(42) pp. 6446-6454, (2008) (pdf)

15) S. Tasoglu, U. Demirci and M. Muradoglu [Cover] [Article] [Journal] 

"The Effect of Soluble Surfactant on the Transient Motion of a Buoyancy-Driven Bubble", Physics of Fluids, v.20, 040805, (2008)  (pdf)

14) M. Muradoglu and G. Tryggvason

"A Front-Tracking Method for Computation of Interfacial Flows with Soluble Surfactants", Journal of Computational Physics,  v.227 (4), pp.2238-2262 (2008)(pdf)

13) M. Muradoglu, A. Gunther and H.A. Stone

"A Computational Study of Axial Dispersion in Segmented Gas-Liquid Flow", Physics of Fluids, v.19, 072109 , (2007) (pdf)

12) M. Muradoglu and H.A. Stone

"Motion of Large Bubbles in Curved Channels",

Journal of Fluid Mechanics, v.570, pp.455-466 , (2007) (pdf)

11) U. Olgac, A. Doruk Kayaalp and M. Muradoglu

"Buoyancy-Driven Motion and Breakup of Viscous Drops in Constricted Capillaries",

Int. Journal Multiphase Flow, v. 32, Issue 9, pp.1055-1071, (2006) (pdf)

10) S. Nas, M. Muradoglu, G. Tryggvason

"Pattern Formation of Drops in Thermocapillary Migration", Int Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, v.49, Issues 13-14, pp.2265-2276 (2006) (pdf)

9) M. Muradoglu and A.D. Kayaalp

"An Auxiliary Grid Method for Computations of Multiphase Flows in Complex Geometries",   Journal of Computational Physics, v.214, pp.858-877 , (2006) (pdf)

8) M. Muradoglu and H.A. Stone

"Mixing in Drop Moving Through a Serpentine Channel: A Computational Study", Physics of Fluids, v.17, 073305 , (2005) (pdf)

7) M. Muradoglu, S. Gokaltun

"Implicit Multigrid Computations of Buoyant Light Drops Through Sinusoidal Constrictions", Journal of Applied Mechanics, Transaction of ASMEv.71, 1, (2004) (pdf)

6) M. Muradoglu, K. Liu and S.B. Pope

"PDF modeling of a Bluff-Body Stabilized Turbulent Flame", Combustion and Flame, v.132, pp.115-137, (2003) (pdf)

5) M. Muradoglu and S.B. Pope

"Local Time-Stepping Algorithm for Solving Probability Density Function Turbulence Model Equations", AIAA Journal, v.40, pp.1755-1763 (2002). (pdf)

4) M. Muradoglu , S.B. Pope and D.A. Caughey

"The Hybrid Method for the PDF Equations of Turbulent Reactive Flows: Consistency Conditions and Correction Algorithms", Journal of Computational Physics, v.172, pp.841-878 (2001) (pdf)

3) P. Jenny, M. Muradoglu , K. Liu, S.B. Pope and D.A. Caughey

"PDF Simulations of a Bluff-Body Stabilized Flow", Journal of Computational Physics, v.169, pp.1-23 (2001) (pdf)

2) P. Jenny, S.B. Pope, M. Muradoglu and D.A. Caughey

"A Hybrid Algorithm for the joint PDF Equations of Turbulent Reactive Flows", Journal of Computational Physics, v.166, pp.218-252 (2001) (pdf)

1) M. Muradoglu , P. Jenny, S.B. Pope and D.A. Caughey

"A Consistent Hybrid Finite-Volume/Particle Method for the PDF Equations of Turbulent Reactive Flows", Journal of Computational Physics, v.154, pp.342-371 (1999) (pdf)


Home I Vita I Publications I Links I Research I Courses I Mail I Addresses ITeaching I   

Koc University