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Peyman Givi

University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1984

Peyman Givi received his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Youngstown State University, then his M.E. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University. Before joining the University of Pittsburgh, he held the rank of University Distinguished Professor in Aerospace Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is amongst the first 15 engineering faculty nationwide who received the White House Presidential Faculty Fellowship from President George Bush. He also received the Young Investigator Award of the Office of Naval Research and the Presidential Young Investigator Award of the National Science Foundation among others.


Dr. Givi’s areas of research interest are: turbulence, combustion, thermal-fluids, computational methods and stochastic processes.  He is currently the Deputy Editor of AIAA Journal and a member of the editorial boards of Computers & Fluids, Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics, and Open Aerospace Engineering Journal.  He is also the Book Review Editor of AIAA Journal, an Associate Editor of Journal of Combustion, and a past advisory board member of Progress in Energy and Combustion Science. Professor Givi is Fellow of AIAA, APS and ASME. 


Title Position Email
Aidyn Aitzhan Postdoctoral Fellow
Ling Miao Graduate Student
Krisda Tapracharoen Graduate Student
Most Cited Publications

"Filtered density function for large eddy simulation of turbulent reacting flows" P. J. Colucci, F. A. Jaberi, and P. Givi, Physics of Fluids 10, 499 (1998)
"Filtered mass density function for large-eddy simulation of turbulent reacting flows," F. A. Jaberi, P. J. Colucci, S. James, P. Givi and S. B. Pope, Journal of Fluid Mechanics  401, 85 (1999)
"Model-free simulations of turbulent reactive flows," P. Givi, Progress in energy and combustion science 15, 1 (1989)
"Large eddy simulation of a turbulent nonpremixed piloted methane jet flame (Sandia Flame D)," M R H Sheikhi, T G Drozda, P Givi, F A Jaberi, S B Pope, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 30, 549 (2005)
"Velocity filtered density function for large eddy simulation of turbulent flows," L. Y. M. Gicquel and P. Givi, Physics of Fluids 14, 1196 (2002)

Recent Publications

"Quantum algorithm for the computation of the reactant conversion rate in homogeneous turbulence,"  G Xu, AJ Daley, P Givi, and RD Somma.  Combustion Theory and Modelling (2019)
"Modeling and simulation of turbulent nuclear flames in Type Ia supernovae,"  AG Nouri, P Givi, and D Livescu.  Progress in Aerospace Sciences (2019)
"Deep Learning of PDF Turbulence Closure,"  M Raissi, H Babaee, and P Givi.  Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2018)
"Sensitivity analysis of large eddy simulation data." Sammak, Shervin, Ling Miao, Peyman Givi, and Cyrus Madnia. Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2018).
"Deep Learning of PDF Turbulence Closure." Raissi, Maziar, Hessam Babaee, and Peyman Givi. Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2018).