Postdoctoral scholar Jayachandran K Narayanan elected secretary of American Society of Mechanical Engineers Cleveland Section

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Jayachandran K Narayanan, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was elected the secretary of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Cleveland Section. Narayanan’s term began July 1, and will continue through June 30, 2024.

As secretary of the ASME Cleveland Section, he aims to boost industry-academic relations in the local Cleveland region by organizing and coordinating section activities. He hopes to bring together students, academicians and industry professionals in the region to encourage professional networking and collaboration. 

Narayanan’s research at Case Western Reserve University focuses on the development and testing of a two-phase flow chilldown test section for future integration with the flow boiling and condensation (FBCE) module onboard the International Space Station. The research is funded by NASA and is a joint collaboration among Case Western Reserve University, NASA Glenn Research Centre and HX5 LLC to help in future refueling of spacecraft while in space. In addition, he is developing and validating numerical methodologies to predict transfer line chilldown processes under terrestrial and microgravity conditions. He presented his research works at conferences and meetings organized by professional societies such as ASGSR and ASME.