Carnegie Mellon University

Satbir Singh

Satbir Singh

Teaching Professor, Mechanical Engineering

5000 Forbes Avenue
1321 Wean Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Satbir Singh is a teaching professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, which he joined in September 2012. He joined the department as a research staff member in February 2010, after spending three years as a researcher at General Motors Research and Development.


  • 2006: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin
  • 2002: MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Alabama
  • 2000: BS, Mechanical Engineering, Punjab Technical University


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 Carnegie Mellon’s Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies (CAPS) to perform research in the area of efficiency and environmental impact of energy conversion technologies.


R. Biwalkar, N. Desmornes, D. Dasrath, W. Northrop and S. Singh (2021). Effect of Piston Geometry on In-Cylinder Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, and Ignition Delay in Rapid Compression Machines. SAE 2021-01-0509.

D. Dasrath, R. Biwalkar, S. Singh, and W. Northrop (2021). Bowl Piston Geometry as an Alternative to Enlarged Crevice Pistons for Rapid Compression Machines. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 38(4), 5723-5731.

K. Qian, Z. Wen, M. Wu, S. Singh, and S. Sinha (2020). Computational Fluid Dynamics Studies of Slag Entrapment in Continuous Casting Process. 2020 AISTech Conference Proceedings, PR-380-107, DOI 10.33313/380/107.

R. M. Biwalkar, S. Singh, N. Sharma, and S. M. Talabi (2019). Development of a Parametric Computational Fluid Dynamics Model to Estimate Passive Aerosol Decontamination. 18th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-18), August 18-22, Portland, OR, USA.

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