Dana Dabiri

Dana Dabiri

Associate Professor
Adjunct in Mechanical Engineering
Office: 316D Guggenheim
Phone: (206) 543-6067

PhD, Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego
MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Dr. Dabiri joined the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics during the winter of 2002. Previously, Dr. Dabiri completed his undergraduate work at the University of California at San Diego in Mechanical Engineering in 1985. He obtained his master's degree at University of California, Berkeley, and his doctorate degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at San Diego in 1992, where he developed the Digital Particle Image Thermometry and Velocimetry method for studying thermally-varying and temporally evolving flows. He was then a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Research Scientist at Caltech at the Graduate Aeronautics Laboratories, researching free-surface interaction with the near-surface turbulence, and developing novel diagnostic methods.

Dr. Dabiri's interests as an experimentalist is to study fundamental fluid flows through new and advanced quantitative flow imaging techniques. He has contributed to the highly successful DPIV (Digital Particle Image Velocimetry) technique and played a pivotal role in the team that pioneered the 3-component version of the DPIV technique (DDPIV), which allowed for full 3-D time-evolving interrogation of fluid flow fields. He has also pioneered the DPITV (Digital Particle Image Thermometry and Velocimetry) technique that allows for simultaneous temperature and velocity measurements. At present, he is developing novel methods in Particle Image Velocimetry, Particle Tracking Velocimetry, 3D Particle Image Velocimetry, and simultaneous global pressure, temperature and velocimetry measurements, for applications in studies of bioflows, aero-acoustics, heat transfer, combustion, and Computational Fluid Dynamics modeling.