Benjamin Musci

  • Program Years: 2016-2020
  • Academic Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Thermal and Fluid Sciences
  • Academic Advisor: Devesh Ranjan
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2017)
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2020)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University, 2015
    PhD Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021

Current Status

  • Status: Post-Doctoral Fellow - CEA Paris-Saclay
  • Research Area: Thermal and Fluid Sciences
  • Contact Information:



Musci, B., Olson, B., Petter, S., Pathikonda, G., & Ranjan, D. (2023). Multifidelity validation of digital surrogates using variable-density turbulent mixing models. Physical Review Fluids, 8(1), 014501.
A.W. Marsh, T.M. Evans, B. Musci, J. Uzodinma, S.P. Kearney, D.R. Guildenbecher, and Y.C. Mazumdar. "Phase Distortion Cancellation Using Recalculated Intensity Propagation Phase Holography." Submitted to Optics Letters (04/2020).

B. Musci, S. Petter, G. Pathikonda, B. Ochs, and D. Ranjan. "Supernova Hydrodynamics: A Lab-Scale Study of the Blast-Driven Instability using High Speed Diagnostics." Submitted to The Astrophysical Journal (02/2020).

M. Mohaghar, J. Carter, B. Musci, D. Reilly, J. McFarland, and D. Ranjan. "Evaluation of turbulent mixing transition in a shock-driven variable-density flow." Journal of Fluid Mechanics (11/2017)

E. Jans, K. Frederickson, M. Yurkovich, B. Musci, J.W. Rich, and A. Adamovich. "Highly Vibrationally Excited CO Generated in a Low-Temperature Chemical Reaction between Carbon Vapor and Molecular Oxygen." Chemical Physics Letters (6/2016)

J.W. Campos, K. Hatzell, C.R. Dennison, B. Musci, V. Presser, E.C. Kumbur, and Y. Gogotsi. "Investigation of Carbon Materials for Use as a Flowable Electrode in Electrochemical Flow Capacitors." Electrochimica Acta (05/2013).

B. Musci, D. Ranjan. "High Speed Mie Scattering of the Blast Driven Instability." Presented at the 71st annual American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics Conference. Oral Presentation 11/2018

B.Musci, D. Ranjan. "The Blast Driven Instability: Preliminary Results" Presented at the 16th International Workshop on the Physics of Compressible Turbulent Mixing. Oral Presentation 07/2018

B. Musci, S. Petter, N. Dennisen, and D. Ranjan. "Supernova in the Lab: Blast Wave driven Rayleigh Taylor and Richtmyer Meshkov Instability" Presented at 69th Annual American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics Conference. Graduate Student Poster Competition 11/2016

K. Frederickson and B. Musci. "Chemical Production of Vibrationally Excited Carbon Monoxide from Carbon Vapor and Molecular Oxygen Precursors" Presented at 68th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference. Vol 60, No 9. PR3.00005. 10/2015

B.Musci, P.Worley, and J.Ryan."Buckeye Beekeeping: a product to track and maintain hive health." College of Engineering Senior Capstone Presentation-Presentation of Senior Design Capstone product, a novel device that allows for the weighing and tracking of any beehive by a single person. Product won Best In Show. 05/2014

B.Musci, M.Walsh, and D.Harris. "Measures to Increase Island Sustainability" Shoals Marine Lab Sustainable Engineering Internship Island Symposium -Presented findings for ten projects aimed to increase sustainability of Appledore Island. A daylong presentation to island students, biologists, and 30 marine, geoscience, academic, and energy
professionals. 8/2013

B.Musci. "Optimization of an Advanced Energy Technology: The Electrochemical Flow Capacitor." Drexel Summer Research Symposium-Presented NSF REU research findings at symposium for all engineering research conducted at Drexel University over the summer.


-Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (2023-2025).

-NSF GRFP Awardee (declined): Awarded for submission of research proposal and personal
statement to NSF's graduate research fellowship, based on the impact of my intellectual
merit and broader societal impacts. GIT - 2016

-Georgia Tech Presidential Fellowship: Awarded for undergraduate academic and research
track record. Georgia Tech - 2015,2016

-Elliot Scholarship: Based on academic, research, and leadership achievements in
Mechanical Engineering. Ohio State-2013,2014,2015

-Rob Wolf Outstanding Senior Award: Awarded to one senior in Mechanical Engineering to
recognize students who excel academically while taking an active role in departmental,
college, university or community organizations; considered one of the highest recognition
for students in Mechanical Engineering. Ohio State - 2014

-Best In Show: Engineering Capstone Design Challenge: Awarded for superb d