Dr. Jesse Capecelatro


Jesse Capecelatro, Assistant Professor at University of Michigan, focuses on developing large-scale simulation capabilities for prediction and design of the complex multi-physics and multiphase flows relevant to energy and the environment. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Dr. Capecelatro was a research scientist at the Center for Exascale Simulation of Plasma-coupled Combustion (XPACC) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. During that time he developed adjoint-based tools for measuring sensitivity and optimizing ignition in turbulent combustion. He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York Binghamton in 2009, and two years later completed a M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder, where he performed research in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on numerical modeling of fluidized bed reactors. In 2014 he received a Ph.D. from Cornell University, where his thesis focused on high performance computing of turbulent multiphase flows. He spent the summer following his Ph.D. as a visiting postdoc at the Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse and École Centrale Paris focusing on fundamental and numerical studies of particle-induced turbulence.