Franz O'Meally

  • Program Year: 2
  • Academic Institution: California Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Engineering
  • Academic Advisor: Tim Colonius
  • Practicum(s): Practicum Not Yet Completed
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2021

Summary of Research

Using computational methods to investigate the combustion of droplets in detonation waves to determine the mechanism of wave instability.


Chandrala, Lakshmana, Franz O'Meally, and Joseph Katz. "Effect of chemical herders on wave breaking." Bulletin of the American Physical Society 64 (2019).

O'Meally, Franz, Jacob Holden and Madeline Gilleran. “Vehicle Powertrain Simulation Accuracy for Various Drive Cycle Frequencies and Upsampling Techniques.” SAE Technical Paper Series (2023): n. pag.


Robert G. Gerstmyer Award, JHU - 2020
Charles A. Miller Award, JHU - 2021
Presidential Fellowship, Caltech - 2021
Engineering and Applied Science Scholar, Caltech - 2021
GEM Fellow - 2022