Welcome to my website!
My name is Tariq Khamlaj, and I have recently joined ICON Technology & Process Consulting company team as a Consulting CFD Engineer here in Michigan. Before joining ICON Technology, I worked as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Dayton. On August 24, 2018, I successfully defended my dissertation (see the video) under the guidance of Dr. Markus Rumpfkeil, and I graduated on December 15, 2018. My Ph.D. research focuses on the analysis and optimization of wind-lens turbines or shrouded horizontal axis wind turbines. I apply shape optimization techniques to a small-scale shrouded horizontal-axis wind turbine or wind-lens using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for the analysis and a genetic algorithm for the optimization to increase the power production of these turbines. In my spare time, I am working on employing the active subspace method (ASM) to the optimization of shrouded wind turbines to discover and exploit low-dimensional trends in the design space. This will allow finding an optimal design with reduced computational cost. As an adjunct assistant professor, I was the head of the Material Science Lab where I was responsible for overseeing ten sections, coordinating with the TA’s, creating the lab experiments, as well as grading lab reports associated with a material science class. On this website, you will find a list of my publications (if you want to hear more about what I am doing and how I spend my day), OpenFOAM test cases, optimization details, some lecture notes that I developed, and source codes used to generate results for my dissertation.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing sand volleyball and bodybuilding etc..