Dr. Ryan W. Houim

Associate Professor
Address Office NEB 433 Lab MAE-A 313 Phone: (352) 392-7164 Website:


Ryan Houim received his BSME from North Dakota State University and his MS and Ph.D. degrees from the Pennsylvania State University.  He was a National Research Council post-doctoral fellow at the Naval Research Laboratory and a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland prior to joining the University of Florida.  His research is focused on understanding the dynamics of multiphase and chemically reactive flows using numerical simulation techniques.  Applications of this work include dust explosions, detonation initiation, detonation engines, and the combustion of solid propellants and metal particles.


Ph.D., 2011, The Pennsylvania State University

Professional Memberships and Fellowships

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Member
American Physical Society, Member

Teaching Interests

Fluid mechanics, combustion, heat transfer, thermodynamics, computational fluid dynamics

Research Interests

Combustion and multiphase flows including detonation initiation and propagation, dust explosions, propulsion, spray combustion, solid propellant and metal particle combustion.