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Orlando M. Ayala H.

  • Orlando M. Ayala H.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Engineering Technology
  • 214 Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3775
  • oayala@odu.edu
  • Dr. Ayala received his BS in Mechanical Engineering with honors (Cum Laude) from Universidad de Oriente (Venezuela) in 1995, MS in Mechanical Engineering in 2001 and PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2005, both from University of Delaware (USA). Dr. Ayala is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology Department, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.
  • Education

    University of Delaware, 2005
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of Delaware, 2001
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Degree: M.Sc.
    Universidad de Oriente, 1995
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Multiphase flows, turbulent flows, transport of particles in fluid flows, compressible flows, heat transfer, numerical modeling, and high performance parallel computing and scientific computation
  • Expertise

    Mechanical Engineering
    Multiphase flows, turbulent flows, transport of particles in fluid flows, compressible flows, heat transfer, numerical modeling, and high performance parallel computing and scientific computation.
    Computational Mechanics
    Multiphase flows, turbulent flows, transport of particles in fluid flows, compressible flows, heat transfer, numerical modeling, and high performance parallel computing and scientific computation
    Engineering
    I have been directly involved in 20 different engineering projects, most of them related to the petroleum and natural gas industry.
  • 2014: Travel Award, The Eleventh International Conference for Mesoscopic Methods in Engineering and Science
  • 2013: Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering
  • 2008: Fellowship. Level II Category, Venezuelan Foundation for Promotion of Researchers (PPI)
  • 2006: Fellowship. Level I Category, Venezuelan Foundation for Promotion of Researchers (PPI)
  • 2006: Stimulus to the Researcher Award (PEI), Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela
  • 2005: Nominated to the Teaching Excellence Award , University of Delaware
  • 2003: Fellowship. Begineer Category, Venezuelan Foundation for Promotion of Researchers (PPI)
  • 2000: Academic Merit Award , CONABA, Venezuela
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    ODU-TCC Virginia Beach Photovoltaic Facility
    Sponsoring Organization: The Oak Hill Fund
    Date: August 1, 2014 - July 31, 2016
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Seek, M.; Ayala, O.; Marsillac, S.
    Bridging Particle-Resolved and Point-Particle Based Simulation for Turbulent Particle-Laden Flow Using New Heterogeneous High-Performance Computer
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, CBET-1235974
    Date: September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2015
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Wang, L.; Ayala, O.; Li, X.
    Advanced Single Axis Solar Tracking System for Enhanced Energy Generation
    Sponsoring Organization: Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) from the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) of Virginia
    Date: August 1, 2014 - July 31, 2015
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Seek, M.; Ayala, O.; Marsillac, S.; Jovanovic, V.; Marsillac, E.
    Critical Thinking: Beyond Theoretical Knowledge
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU Faculty Innovator Grants Award
    Date: August 1, 2014 - July 31, 2015
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Chezan, L.; Ayala, O.; Popescu, O.; Nikolic, M.
    Computing Resources Request for “Turbulent Collision Statistics of Hydrodynamically Interacting Droplets Simulated by a Multiscale Approach”
    Sponsoring Organization: XSEDE ATM130019
    Date: April 1, 2013 - March 21, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Ayala, O.; Wang, L.