Dr. Daniel Riahi

Professor Emeritus at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Dr. Daniel N. Riahi is Professor Emeritus at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

His previous faculty positions include Professorship at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), Professorship at The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) and Professorship at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Dr. Riahi’s research work & interest include studies in convection, flow instabilities & turbulence, flow during solidification & crystal growth, electromagnetic and biomechanical flow applications, and math modeling and theoretical developments with applications in engineering, mechanical, material, biomedical and physical sciences. His research accomplishments include many new theories and a number of discoveries in fundamental areas in convective and shear flows as well as in applied flow areas, some of which were already confirmed by the experimental studies. 

      Professor Riahi is member of a number of Professional Organizations & Societies including SIAM, SES (Fellow), ASME, AIAA (Associate Fellow), APS, AAM, SIGMA XI, AAAS, WIT (Fellow), FSU Alumni Society (Emeritus) & WSEAS. He was Honorary General Chair of the World Congress on Engineering and Technology (China, 2011) and Plenary and Keynote Speakers of over 8 International Conferences. He received a number of awards including Service Recognitions, Certificates, Honorific Title & Research Awards. He was awarded research grants from NSF, NCSA, UIUC-RB, UTPA-FRC & URI and supervised NASA Sponsored Research Projects. He is Editor or Editorial Board Member of over 20 technical journals and book series. He is author of over 400 publications mostly published in rigorously refereed journals, and including books, invited articles, review articles and chapters of books.   

Expertise & Research Interests

Applied Mathematics; Applied Partial Differential Equations; Asymptotic & Perturbation Methods; Fluid Mechanics; Convection & Heat/Mass Transfer; Flow instability & Turbulence; Statistical Fluid Mechanics; Hydrodynamic Stability; Solidification Process; Electrospinning Process; Nonlinear Methods; Numerical Mathematics; Stability Analysis; Wave Interactions; Biomechanics & Mechanobiology; Forcespinning

Other Expertise

Mathematical Modeling; Nonlinear Stability; Analytical Methods; Computational Methods; Multiple Scales Analysis; Magnetohydrodynamics; Electromagnetic Applications; Wave Motion; Biomedical Applications; Fourier Analysis; Protein Crystallization; Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Future Research

Aerodynamic Applications; Manufacturing New Technology; Materials Processing Applications; Nonlinear Properties of Complex Flows; Biomedical & Biomechanical Applications

Industrial Relevance

Materials Processing; Manufacturing Engineering Technology; Aerodynamics; Space Exploration Technology; Nanotechnology; Crystal Growth; Biotechnology