Dr. Peyman Givi
Distinguished Professor,
Director, Laboratory for Computational Transport Phenomena
James T. MacLeod Professor
Mechanical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering
co-director, Ph.D. Program in Computational Modeling & Simulation

Dr. Peyman Givi is Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the James T. MacLeod Professor in Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Previously he held the rank of University Distinguished Professor in Aerospace Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he received the Professor of the Year Award by Tau Beta Pi (2002). He also worked as a Research Scientist at the Flow Industries, Inc. in Seattle. Dr. Givi has had frequent visiting appointments at the NASA Langley & Glenn (Lewis) centers, and received the NASA's Public Service Medal (2005). He is amongst the first 15 engineering faculty nationwide who received the White House Presidential Faculty Fellowship from President George Bush. He also received the Young Investigator Award of the Office of Naval Research, and the Presidential Young Investigator Award of the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Givi is the Deputy Editor of AIAA Journal, member of the editorial boards of Computers & Fluids, Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics; the Open Aerospace Engineering Journal, an Associate Editor of Journal of Combustion; and a past advisory board member of Progress in Energy and Combustion Science. He received his Ph.D. from the Carnegie Mellon University (PA), and BE (Summa Cum Laude) from the Youngstown State University (OH), where he was named the 2004 Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Alumnus, and the 2012 STEM College Outstanding Alumnus. Dr. Givi has achieved Fellow status in AAAS, AIAA, APS, and ASME; and was designated as ASME's Engineer of the Year 2007 in Pittsburgh.


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To check out our Quantum Computing group click here.
To check out our large data management and advanced visualization group click here.
To check out our Ph.D. program in Computational Modelingand Simulation click here.

Research and Teaching Interests

Thermal-Fluid Sciences, Systems and Control, Machine Design, Vibration and Shock, Numerical Methods, Applied Mathematics, Random Data Analysis, Stochastic Processes, Quantum Computing.


13th Distinguished Lecture in Mechanics will be held in Pittsburgh, PA.

Workshop on exuberance of machine learning in transport phenomena was held in Dallas, TX.

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The Session in memory of Professor Ted O'Brien was held at 72nd APS-DFD in Seattle, WA.

Conference honoring Professor William A. Sirignano was held in Irvine, CA.

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Mini-symposium on FDF methods was held in Aachen, Germany.

Conference honoring Professor Cyrus Koorosh Madnia was held in Buffalo, NY.

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AESMT’18 was held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

NASA Workshop on Quantum Computing for Aeroscience and Engineering 2017 was held at NASA Langley Research Center in Suffolk, VA.

CITech-2015 was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

APS DFD 2013 Annual Meeting was held in Pittsburgh.

My Photos

Some more photos

Installment of Dr. Givi as William Kepler Whiteford Professor, Pittsburgh, PA, 2003.

Youngstown State University Distinguished Alumni Reception, Youngstown, OH, 2004.

Second International Conference on Modern Problems in Mechanics, Almaty, Kazakhstan, September 2006.

Conference honoring Professor Cyrus Koorosh Madnia, Buffalo, NY, April 2019.

Seventeenth International Conference on Numerical Combustion, Aachen, Germany, May 6-8, 2019.

Contact Information

1132 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

(412) 624-9605

(412) 624-4846