On Seminar with Professor Said Elghobashi

It is more rare to be inspired as time goes on. On occasion, it is a great priveledge to hear a seminar by a world expert in turbulence. In this case at University of Florida, we had Professor Said Elghobashi from University of California Irvine join us for department seminar. He can be credited with creating the first k-$\epsilon$ model for particle laiden flow-fields. I believe the model was calibrated with experiments performed for jet flows using various particle mass fractions. The work is beautiful. When I heard his seminar I felt inspired – in that I was in the presence of a true scholar. I’m thankful for Professor Bala of my department for hosting the speaker, and letting meet with him one-on-one in my office.