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Oklahoma State University

San, Omer

Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Oklahoma State University
201 General Academic Building
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-5016 USA
Phone: (405) 744-2457
Fax: (405) 744-7873


Areas of Interest

  • Fluid dynamics
  • Turbulence modeling and large eddy simulations
  • Geophysical flows
  • Multiphase and multimaterial flows 
  • High performance computing
  • Model reduction and optimization
  • Computational mathematics and numerical methods

Academic Background

Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech, 2012

M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Old Dominion University, 2007

B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, 2005

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 2015-present
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials, University of Notre Dame, 2014-2015 
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics, Virginia Tech, 2012-2014

Select Publications

San, O. and Borggaard, J. (2015). Principal interval decomposition framework for POD reduced-order modeling of convective Boussinesq flows. International Journal For Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol. 78, 37-62.

San, O. and Kara, K. (2015). Evaluation of Riemann flux solvers for WENO reconstruction schemes: Kelvin-Helmholtz instability. Computers & Fluids, Vol. 117, 24-41.

San, O. and Iliescu, T. (2014). Proper orthogonal decomposition closure models for fluid flows: Burgers equation. International Journal of Numerical Analysis & Modeling, Series B, Vol. 5, 217-237. 

San, O., Staples, A. E. and Iliescu, T. (2013). Approximate deconvolution large eddy simulation of a stratified two-layer quasigeostrophic ocean model. Ocean Modelling, Vol. 63, 1-20. 

San, O. and Staples, A. E. (2013). A coarse-grid projection method for accelerating incompressible flow computations. Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 233, 480-508.