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Lane Carasik, Ph.D. - VCU College of Engineering. Richmond, VA, US

Lane Carasik, Ph.D. Lane Carasik, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering | VCU College of Engineering


Dr. Carasik researches computational and experimental thermal hydraulics and is the Director of the FAST Research Group


Industry Expertise (3)




Areas of Expertise (4)

Additive Manufacturing

Advanced Reactor Design

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Verification and Validation

Accomplishments (1)

ASME Computational Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee Best Paper Award 2018 (professional)


Awarded for the paper, "FEDSM2018-83477 Calculation of Friction Factors and Nusselts Numbers for Twisted Elliptical Tube Heat Exchangers Using NEK5000" by D. R. Shaver, L. B Carasik, E. Merzari, N. Salpeter, and E. Blandford

Education (3)

Texas A&M University: Doctor of Philosophy, Nuclear Engineering 2017

University of Tennessee, Knoxville: Bachelors of Science, Nuclear Engineering 2012

Middle Georgia State University: Associates of Science, Mathematics 2010

Affiliations (2)

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Nuclear Society (ANS)

Media Appearances (1)

New Year, New Committee, Diversity and Inclusion in ANS

American Nuclear Society (Nuclear Cafe)  online


As I write this, I’m excited to know the future of the American Nuclear Society will involve the activities and efforts of the newly formed Diversity and Inclusion in ANS (DIA) Committee. The DIA Committee was formed after the 2018 Annual Meeting by expanding the Professional Women in ANS (PWANS) committee with the inclusion of Nuclear Pride, a LGBTQA+ nuclear organization. It is dedicated to giving a voice to all underrepresented and marginalized groups within ANS, including, but not limited to, women, persons of color, the LGBTQA+ community, and people with disabilities. This new committee is the result of the combined efforts of several people over several years to ensure all of these groups, named and not named, have a voice.

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Courses (1)

MNE301- Fluid Mechanics

Spring 2020

Selected Articles (2)

Calculation of Friction Factors and Nusselt Numbers for Twisted Elliptical Tube Heat Exchangers Using Nek5000 ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering

Dillon R. Shaver, Lane B. Carasik, Elia Merzari, Nate Salpeter and Edward Blandford


DOI: 10.1115/1.4042889

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Simulations of Twin Turbulent Planar-Like Jets Injected Into a Large Volume Using RANS ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering

Lane B. Carasik, Huhu Wang and Yassin A. Hassan


DOI: 10.1115/1.4040231

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