Current Members

Owoyele, Ope LSU8906

Principal Investigator - Ope Owoyele

I’ve been an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana State University since August 2021. Before joining LSU, I was a Postdoctoral Appointee in the Computational Multi-Physics Research Section at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). Prior to this, I was a recipient of the ORISE postgraduate fellowship to perform research at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). I obtained my Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University.


At ANL, I received an Impact Argonne Award in the category of Innovation and a Postdoctoral Performance Award in the Engineering Research category. My work on developing a machine learning-genetic algorithm for rapid product design optimization received the R&D 100 Award.


My research interests lie at the intersection of numerical methods, data science, machine learning, and high-performance computing for design optimization and data-driven reduced-order modeling.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Khosro Lari

June 2023 - Present

I am passionate about data analysis, CFD and computational simulation, energy modeling, programming, and mixing these fields.


Having worked as a simulation expert, energy modeler, data analyst, project manager, and team leader in several collaborative projects in both industry and academia, my ability to develop computational simulation of real-world problems, energy-focused data-driven models, explore professional analysis, and manage research groups has been significantly improved.

Ph.D. Students

Haresh Chandrasekhar

January 2023 - Present

Experienced in experimental and computational combustion techniques. Current Research is focused on implementing advanced machine learning techniques and flamelet models for turbulent reacting flows.

Okezzi Ukorigho

January 2022 - Present

Scientific Machine Learning (SciML), Reduced-order Modelling, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Turbulent Combustion Modeling. 

Eloghosa Ikponmwoba

January 2022 - Present

Automated discovery of swarm optimization policies using reinforcement learning; computational/data-based models for additive manufacturing processes.

Sourav Saha

August 2022 - Present

Computational modeling of biomass dewatering processes; parametric studies to find optimum operating/design conditions.

John Philip Obhenimen
Philip John

August 2022 - Present

Multi-fidelity models for property-performance prediction applied to sustainable aviation fuels; machine learning and flamelet modeling for turbulent reacting flows.