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Jayanta Kapat

Professor, CATER Director

Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Phone: 407-823-2179
Office: Engineering I Room 407E
Website: Center for Advanced Turbomachinery and Energy Research
Resume: N/A

Jayanta Kapat is a Pegasus Professor and the director of the Center for Advanced Turbomachinery and Energy Research. The most significant impact of Kapat’s work stems from his vision for CATER. He brought 10 core faculty members with multidisciplinary capabilities together to solve some of the most complex research problems in turbomachinery for power generation, aviation and space propulsion. Through CATER, Kapat has facilitated graduate-level research and degrees and has established excellent success rates for internship and job placement of students at all levels. Because of the international reputation of CATER, high-caliber students from Brazil, France, Germany and India now come to UCF.

Research Interests: Energy Systems: turbomachinery - aerodynamics, cooling, manufacturing, cycle optimization, alternative energy solutions; miniature engineering systems

  • Sc.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S. Arizona State University Mechanical Engineering
  • B.S. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Mechanical Engineering
  • Professor, CATER Director
  • Director, Center for Advanced Turbomachinery and Energy Research (CATER)
  • Arias Quintero S, Schmitt J, Blair R, Jayanta Kapat J. 2013. Alternative Microturbine Fuels Feasibility Study Through Thermal Stability, Material Compatibility, and Engine Testing. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. 135(11), 111401. doi:10.1115/1.4025128

  • Mahadevan S, Ricklick M, Kapat J. 2014. Internal Cooling Using Porous Turbulators: Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop Measurements. J. of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer. Accepted.

  • Tran L, Kapat J. 2014. A Coupled 0D-1D Model for Hybrid Heat Transfer Measurements. J. of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer. Accepted.

  • Johnson P, Kapat J. 2013. Large-Eddy Simulations of a Cylindrical Film Cooling Hole. J. Thermophysics and Heat Transfer. 27(2):255-273

  • Slabaugh C, Tran L, Kapat J, Warren B. 2012. Heat Transfer and Friction Augmentation in High Aspect Ratio, Ribbed Channels with Dissimilar Inlet Conditions. ASME J. Turbomachinery, 134(06):061013-1:11. doi: 10.1115/1.4006283