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Research Interests

Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer, Magnetohydrodynamics and magnetoconvection, Liquid metal technologies in energy applications, Turbulence. Current project: Turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection in strong vertical magnetic fields (US NSF – CBET 1803730).





Faculty Advisor: Oleg Zikanov

Expected Date of Graduation: Winter 2022

Career Interests: academia, industry

Email: rusakhm@umich.edu

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