Daniel T. Banuti


Phone: 505-277-1734

Physical Address

Room 425
Mechanical Engineering Building
Building # 122 on the UNM map

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Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Postdoctoral Scholar, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Caltech, 2018-2019

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford, 2016-2017

Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing), Aerospace Engineering, University of Stuttgart, 2010-2014

M.Sc. (Dipl.-Ing.), Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, 2006


Dr. Daniel Banuti's research focuses on problems where fluid thermodynamics affect fluid mechanics, such as combustion, phase transitions, multiphase flow, supercritical fluids, non-ideal fluids, or hypersonics. Applications can be found in a wide range of propulsion, sustainable energy, and even natural flows.

Dr. Banuti joined the faculty of The University of New Mexico in August 2019 after postdoctoral positions at Caltech / NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Stanford's Center for Turbulence Research (CTR). He held Research Scientist positions at the Silicon Valley CTR spin-off Cascade Technologies, and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, Spacecraft Department in Göttingen, with a focus on numerical research on combustion and injection in rocket engines, and hypersonic flow / flow control.

Teaching Interests

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Advanced Thermodynamics
  • Space Propulsion

Research Interests

  • Propulsion, combustion, simulation, supercritical fluids, thermodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, sustainable energy, supercritical CO2, rocket engines