LAB Announcements


Loren Atwood

Loren Atwood

Hometown: Emmett, Idaho

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University, Provo

Program: MS Student

Joined EFD Lab: January 2018

Research Interests: Interested in the physics behind anything that involves modeling transport phenomena for environmental studies using CFD. Examples include smoke transport, emergency chemical release, particle growth, water droplet formation, atmospheric chemistry, and combustion. Currently learning about multiphase transport through porous media for use in a fuel moisture model for wildfires.


Undergraduate Opportunities in the EFD Laboratory

Our research group regularly hires undergraduate students to participate in research and make meaninful contributions. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Pardyjak directly. Below is a list of the many student who have contributed to research in the EFD lab over the years.

Present Undergraduate Researchers

Student Project
Anup KhadkaLow-cost sensor development
Ryan CandlishLow-cost sensor testing/development
Scott CarlsonDevelopment of a Python-based GUI for QUIC

Former Undergraduate Student research projects

Jeppesen Feliciano QUIC-URB improvements
Vignesh SivaramakrishnanImproving local energy-budget measurement stations (LEMS)
Elliott BarthRepair of a remote sensing SODAR wind measurement device
Aaron BurtonDevelopment of a Microcontroller-based Atmospheric Sounding System (M.A.S.S.)
Scott SchoenBuilding heat transfer modeling
Nipun Gunawardena*Development local energy balance measurement stations
Christian HolbertCold air pool study in the Salt Lake Valley using remote sensing
Bryon Edmunds*Wind-tunnel deposition study
Price LeflerTPAWT dispersion
Daniel AlexanderPIV measurements of flow around sports stadiums
Sydney StokerFlow visualization sports stadium (Grinnell College)
Timothy BarberPIV/PLIF measurements
Hamid SaniVirtual Wind Tunnel (TPAWT)
Sam Dickman*PIV measurements of urban street canyons
Seamus ConnorQUIC-URB GUI development
Louis MonacoEnvironmental Measurements
Jenny GillQUIC-URB GUI development
Holly OldroydQUIC-URB GUI development
Dustin WallisVirtual Wind Tunnel (TPAWT)
Jason HunterUrban Wind Measurements
Tony FavalaroQUIC-URB GUI development
Zachery WilsonFlux Richardson Probe development
Nick ShingletonQUIC-URB GUI development
Morgan Farley-CrustTPAWT Virtual Wind Tunnel
Bret VerhoefUrban Wind measurements
Aaron BarclayPIV measurements of flow around buildings
Andy ParkerQWIC-URB GUI development
Tom BoothQWIC-URB GUI development
Austin Van OttenDrag measurements in urban environments
Jana PricePIV measurements of flow around buildings
James AllisonDesign of sonic anemometer mounting devices
Jeff Waterhouse CFD of Hill Air Force Base Weber Canyon Study
Brad HansenPIV measurements of flow around buildings
Lester SherrowStratified wind tunnel improvements
* indicates a UROP award