Dr. Clement KleinstreuerFaculty
Kleinstreuer is interested in computational biofluid mechanics, convection heat and mass transfer, and system optimization
Professor Kleinstreuer's long-term goal is to provide students with a high-quality education in engineering and to perform cutting-edge research that responds to national needs in science and technology.
Dr. Kleinstreuer is presently studying computationally: 1) fluid-particle dynamics in the human respiratory system, including optimal targeting of inhaled drug aerosols; 2) radioactive micro-sphere transport in the hepatic system to reduce/eliminate liver tumors; 3) fluid-structure interaction in stented aneurysms, associated with rupture prediction and novel stent-graft design; and 4) nanofluid flow in micro-channels applied to cooling devices and bio-MEMS. In MAE, Dr. Kleinstreuer works with Dr. Seelecke and Dr. Roberts.
He recently developed the graduate-level course entitled "Modern Topics in Fluid Dynamics" (MAE 589K). This course treats such modern topics as microfluidics, bio-fluids, and nanofluid flow. At the undergraduate level, he teaches Engineering Thermodynamics I (MAE 301) as well as Fluid Mechanics (MAE 308). Although these are courses that follow a classical coverage of material, he also presents energy transfer and fluid-particle flow animations to help students visualize the different phenomena being treated. Furthermore, Student White-Board Performance (SW-BP) is an integral feature of advanced learning.
As a faculty advisor, Dr. Kleinstreuer guides his students to meet industrial and academic challenges. His students have a strong knowledge base in physics, applied mathematics, and gain a strong foundation in computer modeling of complex multi-physics phenomena.
Outside of work, Dr. Kleinstreuer enjoys family activities such as tennis, chess, sailing, and the arts.
- PhD, Vanderbilt University
- MS, Stanford University
- Dipl.Ing, Technical University, Munich
Core Research Area
Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Propulsion and Space Exploration Systems
Courses Taught By Kleinstreuer
- MAE 550 -001 —Fall '13 Foundations Of Fluid Dynamics