Michael J. Kuron, Ph.D.


Dr. Mike Kuron is a Principal at Veryst Engineering.  Dr. Kuron’s primary area of expertise is computational mechanics, with a concentration in the simulation of fluid flow behavior using computational fluid dynamics.  He has extensive experience in CFD modeling of fluid flows with turbulence, heat transfer, chemical reactions, multiple phases, and fluid-structure interaction.  Dr. Kuron works with clients in the aerospace and defense, power and energy, nuclear, turbomachinery, electronics, and healthcare industries to provide simulation-driven product engineering solutions. He has applied his simulation expertise to a wide range of product design challenges, including gas turbine components, squeeze film dampers, vacuum furnaces, an innovative vertical take-off and landing jet design, slurry pumps subject to component erosion, steam jet ejectors, thermal and structural performance of electronics enclosures, medical device sterilization chambers, and razor blade cartridges.

Prior to joining Veryst Engineering, Dr. Kuron was a technical manager and lead consulting engineer at Ansys.  His work at Ansys included technical account management and business development, consulting, customer support, and training.  Dr. Kuron was also previously awarded a Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program grant to conduct research on micro-mixing in turbulent premixed flames at the Combustion Research Facility at Sandia National Labs during his doctoral studies.


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut, 2016

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2008

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University, 2007

Selected Publications

"Stress-Blended Eddy Simulation/Flamelet Generated Manifold Simulation of Film-Cooled Surface Heat Transfer and Near-Wall Reaction," Journal of Turbomachinery, 143(1): 011008, 2021 (with Y. Xia, P. Sharkey, S. Orsino, F. Menter, I. Verma, R. Malecki, and B. Sen).

"Investigation of Reactive Scalar Mixing in Transported PDF Simulations of Turbulent Premixed Methane-Air Bunsen Flames," Applied Scientific Research, 103, 667-697, 2019 (with H. Zhou, Z. Ren, T. Lu, and J.H. Chen).

"Micromixing Models for PDF Simulations of Turbulent Premixed Flames," Combustion Science and Technology, 191, 1430-1455, 2018 (with Z. Ren, X. Zhao, T. Lu, E.R. Hawkes, H. Kolla, and J.H. Chen).

"A mixing timescale model for TPDF simulations of turbulent premixed flames," Combustion and Flame, 177, 171-183, 2017 (with Z. Ren, E.R. Hawkes, H. Zhou, H. Kolla, J.H. Chen, and T. Lu).

"Performance of transported PDF mixing models in a turbulent premixed flame," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 36, 1987-1995, 2016 (with E.R. Hawkes, Z. Ren, J.C.K. Tang, H. Zhou, J.H. Chen, and T. Lu).

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