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Subramanyam R. Gollahalli - Professor Emeritus

Lesch Centennial Chair


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering - 1973 The University of Waterloo - Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • M.A. Sc., Mechanical Engineering - 1970 The University of Waterloo - Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • M. E., Propulsion Engineering - 1965 The Indian Institute of Science - Bangalore, India
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering - 1963 The University of Mysore - Mysore, India

Research Interests

Professor Gollahalli's research interests encompass fundamental as well as applied topics in the energy and combustion fields. The projects under his direction include combustion of liquid drops and sprays, flame characteristics of pulverized coal and synthetic fuels, combustion of biofuels, hybrid fuels such as emulsions and slurries, internal combustion engine and gas turbine combustors, turbulent diffusion flames in cross-flow streams, and microgravity combustion.

For more on Dr. Gollahalli's research, visit the Combustion and Flame Dynamics Lab.

Honors and Awards (selected)

  • Who's Who in the World®, 2016
  • International Biographical Centre Top 100 Educators, 2015
  • School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Service Award
  • Regent's Award for Superior Professional and University Service, University of Oklahoma, 2006
  • 2006 AIAA Sustained Service Award (to recognize sustained, significant service and contributions to the AIAA by members of the Institute)
  • 2005 George Westinghouse Gold Medal, ASME (for outstanding and exemplary contributions as an educator, researcher and consultant)
  • 2001 Energy Systems Award, AIAA (for "Distinguished Contributions to Education, Research, Professional Service and Advancement of Energy and Combustion Science")
  • Best Paper Award, CIE/Design Conference, ASME, Sept. 1999
  • Ralph James Award - Petroleum Division, ASME, 1993
  • Samuel Collier Award - Petroleum Division, ASME, 1993
  • Engineering Excellence Award, University of Oklahoma, 1992-1994
  • ETCE Service Award, ASME, 1990, 1991, 1992
  • Senior Faculty Fellowship Award, University of Oklahoma, 1989
  • University Faculty Associates Award, University of Oklahoma, 1989-1992
  • Dean's Merit Award, College of Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 1988
  • Halliburton Distinguished Lectureship, University of Oklahoma, 1984-1987
  • Regent's Award for Superior Teaching, University of Oklahoma, 1983

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Thermodynamics I
  • IC Engines
  • Aerospace Propulsion
  • Energy Conversion Systems
  • Principles of Measurements
  • Engine Laboratory

Graduate Courses Taught

  • Gas Turbine Power Plants
  • Turbomachinery
  • Fuels and Lubrication
  • Combustion
  • Experimental Methods in Thermal Sciences
  • Rocket Propulsion
  • Aircraft Jet Propulsion

Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Fellow)
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Fellow)
  • International Society of Energy, Environment and Sustainability (Fellow)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (Member)
  • The International Combustion Institute (Member)
  • American Society of Engineering Education (Member)
  • The Oklahoma Academy of Science (Member)
Dr. Gollahalli, AME Faculty

Contact Information
Engineering Lab 132