Andres Goza

Andres Goza
Andres Goza
Assistant Professor

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  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2018, Thesis title: "Numerical methods for fluid-structure interaction, and their application to flag flapping", Thesis advisor: Tim Colonius
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2013
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering (Minor in Computational and Applied Mathematics), Rice University, 2011

Academic Positions

  •   Affiliate Assistant Professor (0% Appointment), Computational Science and Engineering, January 2019 - present
  •  Affiliate Assistant Professor (0% Appointment), Mechanical Science and Engineering, January 2019 - present
  •  Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering, January 2019 - present
  •  Postdoctoral Researcher, Princeton University, 2017 - 2018, Postdoctoral Advisor: Clarence Rowley

Research Interests

  •  Unsteady Aerodynamics
  •  Fluid-Structure Interaction
  •  Computational Fluid Dynamics

Research Areas

Selected Articles in Journals

  •  N.J. Nair, A. Goza, "Leveraging reduced-order models for state estimation using deep learning," Journal of Fluid Mechanics (Rapids). Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 897: R1. 2020. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2020.409
  •  A. Goza, D. Floryan, C. Rowley, "Connections between resonance and nonlinearity in swimming performance of a heaving flat plate," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 888: A30. 2020. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2020.60
  • A. Goza, T. Colonius, J. Sader, “Nonlinear simulations and global mode analysis of inverted flag flapping,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 857: 312-344. 2018. DOI:
  • A. Goza, T. Colonius, “Modal decomposition of fluid-structure interaction with application to flag flapping,” Journal of Fluids and Structures, 81:728-737. 2018. DOI:
  • A. Goza, T. Colonius, "A strongly-coupled immersed-boundary formulation for thin elastic structures," Journal of Computational Physics, 336:401-411. 2017. DOI:
  • A. Goza, S. Liska, B. Morley, T. Colonius, "Accurate computation of surface stresses and forces with immersed boundary methods," Journal of Computational Physics, 321:860-873. 2016. DOI:

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • A. Goza, T. Colonius, “A global mode analysis of flapping flags,” Proceedings for the Tenth International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena (TSFP10). Chicago, Illinois. 2017.

Recent Courses Taught

  • AE 311 - Incompressible Flow
  • AE 370 - Aerospace Numerical Methods
  • AE 451 - Aeroelasticity
  • AE 598 CIF - CFD for Incompressible Flow