Edward Furlani (1952-2018)


Furlani, Edward

Edward Furlani (1952-2018)


Edward Furlani (1952-2018)


Research Topics

Computational Physics/Multidisciplinary Modeling: Nanophotonics; Plasmonics and Metamaterials; Optofluidics; MEMS/MOEMS Simulation; Microfluidics; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Inkjet Systems; Applied Magnetics; Biomagnetics

Contact Information



Classes Taught by Professor Furlani

CE 421/521LEC - Introduction to Optofluidics

CE 341 Applied Mathematics for Chemical Engineers

EE 202: Circuit Analysis 1

Graduate Students


Ph.D. Students

Viktor Sukhotskiy PhD EE anticipated graduation 2020
Rao Fu PhD EE anticipated graduation 2021
Priyanshu Vishnoi PhD CBE anticipated graduation 2021
Lalit Kishore Marepalli PhD EE anticipated graduation 2021
James Heidrich PhD EE anticipated graduation 2022
Innem Venkata Anudeep Kumar Reddy PhD EE anticipated graduation 2023
  • 2018 - Yiting Zhao (EE): Dissertation: Graph Based Incomplete LU Preconditioner Conjugate Gradient Algorithm for N-1 Contingency Analysis.
  • 2018 - Tianjian Wang (EE): Dissertation: Optimal Power Flow for Unbalanced Distribution Networks with Distributed Generation Integration.
  • 2017 - Kai Liu (EE): Dissertation: Optical and Photothermal Behavior of Colloidal and Self-Assembled Magnetic-Plasmonic Nanostructures.
  • 2016 - Ioannis Karampelas (CBE): Dissertation: Computational Analysis of Pulsed-laser Plasmon-enhanced Photothermal Energy Conversion and Nanobubble Generation at the Nanoscale.
  •  2016 - Xiaozheng Xue (CBE): Dissertation: Field-directed Transport and Self-assembly of Magnetic Nanoparticles with Applications.
  • 2013- Fatema Alali (EE): Dissertation:  Manipulation of Light Enhancement at the Nanoscale with Applications to Metamaterials, Plasmonics and Chirality.
  •  2010 - Michael S. Hanchak (ME): Co-advisor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Dayton, Dissertation: One Dimensional Model of Themo-Capillary Driven Liquid Jet Break-up with Drop Merging.

Master Students

Venoos Amiri Roodan  MS CBE graduation Date Dec 2018
  • 2018 - Shiv Krishna Reddy Madi Reddy (MS CE): Thesis: Electrochemical Treatment of Tumors.
  • 2018 - Yijia Zhou (MEng CE): Project: Transport, Chemical kinetics.
  • 2018 - Amir Mokhtare (MEng CE): Project: Computational Electrochemistry.
  • 2017 - Innem Venkata Anudeep Kumar Reddy (MS EE): Thesis: Interaction of Structured Light with a Chiral Plasmonic Metasurface: Giant Enhancement of Chiro-Optic Response.
  • 2017 - Chinmayee Vallabh Prabhu Dessai (MS EE): Thesis: Modeling and Experimental Studies of Light Scattering for Neuro-Optics.
  • 2017 - Gurav Garg (MS CE): Thesis: Performance Analysis of Drop-on-Demand Metal 3D Printing Device: A Computational Study.
  • 2017 - Ajeya Anand (MS EE): Thesis: Electrical Stimulation for Wound Healing.
  • 2016 - Aditi Verma (MS CE): Thesis: Applications of Computational Transport Analysis: Oil Spill Dynamics.
  • 2016 - Michael Cowan (MEng CE): Project: CFD, Microfluidics.
  • 2015 - Steve Gearhart (MS EE): Thesis: Formation of High Efficiency InP-Based Nanocrystal Films Using Acrylate Polymers.
  • 2015 - Chayanjit Ghosh (MS EE): Thesis: Photonic Analysis of Colloidal Plasmonic Nanoparticles
  • 2015 - Moon Kattula (MS CE): Thesis: A Computational Model for Predicting Fully-Coupled Particle-Fluid Dynamics and Self-Assembly, A theoretical Study
  • 2015 - Ting Wang (MEng CE): Project: Modeling Thin Film Composite Membranes.
  • 2014 - Chenxu Liu (MS CE): Thesis: A Computational Model for Predicting Fully-Coupled Particle-Fluid Dynamics and Self-Assembly for Magnetic Particle Applications.
  • 2014 - Koushik Ponnuru (MS CE): Thesis: Multiscale Computational Modeling of a Radiantly Driven Solar Thermal Collector.
  • 2013 - Young Hwa Kim (MS EE): Thesis: Metasurfaces with Plasmon-enhanced Birefringence and Optical Rotation.
  • 2012 - Kenyan Schultes (MEng CE): Project: CFD, Microfluidics.
  • 2012 - Ratna Reddy Chada (MS EE): Thesis: Theoretical and Experimental Characterization of Plasmonic Materials and Grating-based SPR Sensing.
  • 2012 - Qian Xie (MS EE): Thesis: Plasmonic Analysis of Nanostructures for Bioapplications.
  • 2012 - Karthik Thirukonda Viswanath (MS CE): Thesis: Analysis of Colloidal Pigment Aggregation and Ink Media Interactions in Porous Media.

Student Awards and Honors

2018 - Viktor Sukhotskiy - Second Place, SEAS Graduate Student Poster Competition

Viktor Sukhotskiy

2018 - Viktor Sukhotskiy - First Place, EE Graduate Research Poster Competitions

Viktor Sukhotskiy at 2018 EE Graduate Research Poster Competitions

2015 - Ioannis Karampelas - First Place, SEAS Graduate Student Research Poster Competition

Ioannis Karampelas at The 2015 SEAS Graduate Student Research Poster Competition

2014 - Ioannis Karampelas - Winner, CBE Graduate Research Symposium Poster Competition

Ioannis Karampelas at The 2014 UB CBE Graduate Symposium

2013 - Xiaozheng Xue - Invited Speaker, NSTI International Nanotech Conference, Micro and Nanofluidics Symposium

Poster winner Xiaozheng Xue, Furlani research group, & Dr. Stelios Andreadis at the 2012 UB CBE Graduate Symposium