Ram S. Mohan

Ram Mohan

ProfessorStephenson Hall 2095
918-631-2075
ram-mohan@utulsa.eduResearch Website

Dr. Mohan teaches and conducts research in the areas of control system design, compact separators, multiphase transport phenomena, dispersion characterization, system optimization, instrumentation and measurements, computer-aided design, and manufacturing processes. He is currently serving as the Co-Director of The Tulsa University Separation Technology Projects (TUSTP) and is the Site Director of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on Multiphase Transport Phenomena at the University of Tulsa and directs several projects supported by Chevron TU Center of Research Excellence (TU-CoRE). Dr. Mohan has more than 150 conference and journal publications in the areas of compact separators, control systems, manufacturing processes, multiphase flow with industrial applications and has received several best paper awards. He has advised/co-advised more than 50 graduate students.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (1996)
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (1992)
  • B.Sc. (Engg), Mechanical Engineering, University of Kerala, India (1984)
     

Areas of Research Focus

  • Control Systems
  • Multiphase Flow Separation and Transport
  • Instrumentation and Signal Processing
  • Manufacturing Processes and Systems
  • High Pressure Fluid Applications, dispersion characterization, and computer-aided design
  • System Optimization

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Assistant Manager, Indian Telephone Industries Ltd., Bangalore, India (1989 - 1990)
  • Assistant Executive Engineer, Indian Telephone Industries Ltd., Bangalore, India (1985 - 1988)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Courses Taught at TU

  • Advanced Control Systems
  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • Instrumentation and Measurements (ME 3053)
  • Manufacturing Processes (ME 3063)
  • Mechanical Control Design (ME 4053)
  • Statics (ES 2013)
  • System Optimization

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Paper Award, Energy Area Poster Session, Engineering School Research Conference and Academic Industrial Meeting 2006, Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, for co-authoring the paper “Study of an Aqueous Foam Flow in Horizontal Pipes” (October 30-November 3, 2006)
  • Best Paper Award, Oral Presentation Category - The Deepwater Challenge Session, 5th International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition, Petrotech 2003, New Delhi, India, for co-authoring the paper “Application of Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone (GLCC©) in Hydrocarbon Industry with Specific Reference to Deepwater Technology” (January 9-12, 2003)
  • Frank Walk Service Award, 2002 and 2001, for serving as Symposium Chairman, Manufacturing and Services Symposium, Engineering Technology Conference on Energy (ETCE 2002), Houston, TX - February 2002, and ETCE 2001 Conference, Houston, TX - February 2001
  • Honorary Life Member, PHI KAPPA PHI, National Honor Society, since 1998
  • Member, Technology Management Team (TMT), Chevron-TU-CoRE (Tulsa University Center of Research Excellence) – since 2002.
  • TAU BETA PI “Professor of the Month" award, TAU BETA PI, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma (April 1997)
  • Samuel L. Collier Service Award, ASME Petroleum Division, for Chairing two consecutive years (2001-2002) Manufacturing and Services Committee (February 5, 2002)
  • Symposium Chairman – XXVII AIAA-ASME Oklahoma Symposium, Tulsa, OK, conducted by TU Mechanical Engineering Department and participated by all Oklahoma Universities (March 31, 2007)
  • “The Jacobson Best Paper Award”, ASME Engineering Technology Conference on Energy (ETCE-2002), Houston, TX, for co-authoring the paper “Performance and Control of Liquid-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Separators” (February 4-5, 2002)
  • “The Jacobson Best Paper Award” by the ASME Energy Sources Technology Conference and Exhibition (ETCE’98), Houston, TX, for co-authoring the paper “Performance Improvement of Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Separators Using Passive Control System” (February 2-4, 1998)

Publications

  • A Matter of Separation: Adaptive control technique clears the way for GLCC separators
    Sampath, V., Wang, S., Mohan, R.S. and Shoham, O.: DELTA TECH magazine, a supplement to INTECH magazine of the Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society-ISA, page 5-10 (April 2004)
  • Comments on: A Turbulent Diffusion Model for Particle Dispersion and Deposition in Horizontal Tube Flow
    Torres, C.F., Mohan, R.S. and Shoham, O.: Int. J. Multiphase Flow, 32, pp. 385-388 (2006)
  • Compact Multiphase Inline Water Separation (IWS) System – A New Approach for Produced Water Management and Production Enhancement
    Wang, S., Gomez, L.E., Mohan, R.S., Shoham, O., Fang, Z., Xiao, J.J., Al-Muraikhi, A. and Al-Dawas, S.: SPE-104252-PP; Proceedings of the 2006 SPE International Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition in China held in Beijing, China (5-7 December 2006)
  • Design and Performance of Slug Damper
    Reinoso, A., Gomez, L.E., Wang, S., Mohan, R., Shoham, O. and Kouba, G.E.: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (Paper: OMAE2007-29387), San Diego, CA, June 10-15, 2007, ASME Transactions, Journal of Energy Resources Technology (JERT), vol. 130/043002-1 (December 2008)
  • Dynamic Simulation and Control System Design for Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Separators
    Wang, S., Mohan, R.S., Shoham, O. and Kouba, G.E.: SPE Journal, Vol. 6, No.2, pp. 236-247 (June 2001)
  • Energy Dissipation Control in Hydro-Abrasive Machining Using Quantitative Acoustic Emission
    R. S. Mohan, A. W. Momber, and R. Kovacevic, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 20, pp. 397-406 (2002)
  • Fracture Range Detection in Hydro-Abrasive Erosion of Concrete
    A. W. Momber, R. S. Mohan and R. Kovacevic, Wear, Vol. 9230, pp. 1-9 (2002)
  • Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Compact Separators for Wet Gas Applications
    Wang, S., Gomez, L.E., Mohan, R.S., Shoham, O., Marrelli, J. D. and Kouba, G.E.: ASME Transactions, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, v. 125, p. 43-50 (March 2003)
  • Oil-Water Separation in Liquid-Liquid Hydrocyclones (LLHC) – Part 1: Experimental Investigation
    Gomez, C., Caldentey, J., Wang, S., Gomez, L., Mohan, R. and Shoham, O.: previously SPE 71538, presented at the SPE ATCE, New Orleans, LA, (September 30 – October 3, 2001), SPE Journal 7 (2), pp. 362-372 (December 2002)
  • Oil-Water Separation in Liquid-Liquid Hydrocyclones (LLHC) – Part 2: Mechanistic Modeling
    Caldentey, J., Gomez, C., Wang, S., Gomez, L., Mohan, R. and Shoham, O.: previously SPE 71538, presented at the SPE ATCE, New Orleans, LA, (September 30 – October 3, 2001), SPE Journal, 7 (2), pp. 353-361 (December 2002)