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Burak A.Tuna

Full Name: 
Burak Ahmet Tuna
Research Assistant
Current Member
Graduation Year: 
M.E., Mechanical Engineering: 2013
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
B.S., Mechanical Engineering: 2010 

Journal Publications

  • Tuna, B. A., & Rockwell, D., 2013. Shallow flow past a cavity: attenuation of oscillations via a geometrical perturbation on the bed. (under review)
  • Tuna, B. A., Tinar, E., & Rockwell, D., 2013. Shallow flow past a cavity: globally coupled oscillations as a function of depth. Experiments in Fluids, 54(8), 1-20. (link)

Conference Papers

  • Tuna, B. A., & Rockwell, D., 2013. Self sustained oscillations of flow past sequential cavities: effects of gravity standing wave coupling. 66th Annual Meeting of APS DFD, Nov. 24-26, Pittsburgh, PA. (link)
  • Tuna, B. A., Tinar, E., & Rockwell, D., 2012. Resonant Oscillations of Shallow Flow Past a Cavity: Exchange Coefficients and Depthwise Variations.  65th Annual Meeting of APS DFD, Nov. 18-20, San Diego, CA. (link)
  • Tuna, B. A., Cetinbas, C. F., Akin, C., Aradag, S., Sezer Uzol, N., 2010. Comparison of Gasketed Plate Heat Exchangers with Double Pipe Heat Exchangers.  ASME 10th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, July 7-11, Istanbul, Turkey 
Research Funding: 

National Science Foundation (NSF)

    • Rossin Doctoral Fellow, Lehigh University, 2013. A highly selective fellowship given by Faculty of Engineering.
    • Honored as an attendant to the Teacher Development Series at Lehigh University, Fall 2013
    • RCEAS Fellowship, Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics, Lehigh University, 2010
    • Honored as an attendant to the 5th Symposium on New Methods in Education, Izmir, Turkey, April 2009
    • 7 Certificates of High Honor from TOBB University of Economics and Technology (GPA above 3.50/4.00)
    • Honored as Foreign Trade Expert, YORKTRADE Foreign Trade Institute, NY, July 2006 
    • Scholarship for Undergraduate Study (tuition and living stipend), TOBB University of Economics and Technology, 2005-2010
    • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
    • American Physical Society (APS)
    • Turkish Foundation for Protection of Natural Habitats (TEMA)