Satbir Singh-Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Satbir Singh

Assistant Teaching Professor, Mechanical Engineering

5000 Forbes Avenue
Scaife Hall 319
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-268-3263


Dr. Satbir Singh is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, beginning in September 2012. He joined the department as a Research Staff in February 2010, after spending three years as a Researcher at General Motors Research and Development.
Dr. Singh’s teaching and research activities focus on analytical, experimental, and numerical methods in thermo-fluids. His teaching and educational goals are to help students build a strong foundation in basic concepts, and equip them with state-of-the-art engineering tools that are used to solve real-world problems. His research goal is to develop accurate computer models for simulations of turbulent flows. He works closely with CMU’s Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies (CAPS) to perform research in the area of efficiency and environmental impact of energy conversion technologies.


B.S. 2000, Punjab Technical University-India

M.S. 2002, University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa

Ph.D. 2006, University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • J. Han, S. Singh and E. Pomranning (2013).  Assessment of Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) Models for Engine Type Flows: Effect of Model Type and Grid Size. ASME ICED Fall Technical Conference, ICEF2013-19018.
  • C. Kavuri, S. Singh, S. R. Krishnan, K. K. Srinivasan, and S. Ciatti (2013).  Computational Analysis of High and Low Cetane Fuels in a Compression Ignition Engine. ASME ICE Division Fall Technical Conference, ICEF2013-19178.
  • S. Singh and D. You (2012).  A Dynamic Global-Coefficient Mixed Subgrid-Scale Model for Large-Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Flows. Under review.
  • S. Singh, S. T. Bose, and D. You (2012).  Large-Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Channel Flow using Explicit Filtering and Dynamic Mixed Models. Under review.
  • S. Singh and D. You (2011).  A Multi-Block ADI Finite-Volume Method for Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations in Complex Geometries. Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 230, No. 19, pp. 7400-7417.
  • S. Singh and M. P. B. Musculus (2010).  Numerical Modeling and Analysis of Entrainment in Turbulent Jets after the End of Injection.  ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, 132, 081203.
  • S. Singh, M. P. B. Musculus, and R. D. Reitz (2009).  Mixing and Flame Structures Inferred from OH-PLIF for Conventional and Low-Temperature Diesel Engine Combustion.  Combustion and Flame, Vol. 156, pp. 1998-1908.
  • M. P. B. Musculus, S. Singh, and R. D. Reitz (2008).  Gradient Effects on Two-Color Soot Optical Pyrometry in a Heavy-Duty DI Diesel Engine.  Combustion and Flame, 153, pp. 216-227.
  • S. Singh, R. D. Reitz, M. P. B. Musculus, and T. Lachaux (2007).  Investigation of Low-Temperature, Double-Injection Combustion using Simultaneous Optical Diagnostics in a Heavy-Duty DI Diesel Engine.  Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 179, No. 11, pp. 2381-2414.
  • S. Singh, R. D. Reitz, M. P. B. Musculus, and T. Lachaux (2007).  Validation of Engine Combustion Models against Detailed In-Cylinder Optical Diagnostics for a Heavy-Duty Compression-Ignition Engine.  International Journal of Engine Research, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 97-126.
  • S. Singh, S. R. Krishnan, K. K. Srinivasan, K. C. Midkiff, and S. Bell (2004).  Effect of Pilot Injection Timing, Pilot Quantity, and Intake Charge Conditions on Performance and NOx Emissions for an Advanced Low-Pilot-Ignited Natural Gas Engine.  International Journal of Engine Research, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 329-348.
  • S. Singh and M. A. R. Sharif (2003).  Mixed Convective Cooling of a Rectangular Cavity with Inlet and Exit Openings on Differentially Heated Side Walls.  Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A, Vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 233-253.

Professional Associations

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), American Physical Society (APS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)