Ram Mohan - Faculty & Adjuncts

Ram Mohan, PhD

Ram Mohan, PhD
Co-Director of The Tulsa Separation Technology Project (TUSTP)
Site Director of NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on Multiphase Transport Phenomena
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
918-631-2075 Stephenson Hall Room 2095


PhD – University of Kentucky MS – University of Kentucky BSc – University of Kerala


Ram Mohan teaches and conducts research in the areas of control system design, compact separators, multiphase transport phenomena, dispersion characterization, system optimization, instrumentation and measurements, computer-aided design, and manufacturing processes. He is currently serving as the Co-Director of The Tulsa University Separation Technology Projects (TUSTP) and is the Site Director of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on Multiphase Transport Phenomena at the University of Tulsa and directs several projects supported by Chevron TU Center of Research Excellence (TU-CoRE). Mohan has more than 150 conference and journal publications in the areas of compact separators, control systems, manufacturing processes, multiphase flow with industrial applications and has received several best paper awards. He has advised/co-advised more than 50 graduate students.

Research Interests

Compact Separators
High-pressure Fluid Applications
Oil-water Dispersion Characterization
System Optimization
Instrumentation and Signal Processing
Manufacturing Processes and Systems
Artificial Neural Networks

Teaching Interests

Oil-water Dispersion
System Optimization
Advanced Manufacturing Processes
Advanced Control Systems Design
Computer-aided Design
Instrumentation and Measurements
Statistical Quality Control
Mechanical Control Design
Multiphase Transport Phenomenon


Journal Articles

  • Er , M., R. Mohan, E. Pereyra, O. Shoham, G. Kouba, and C. Avila. “Onset of Separated Water-Layer in Three-Phase Stratified Flow”. Integral Methods in Science and Engineering, Springer International Publishing, 2015, pp. 177–194.
  • Pereyra , E., R. Mohan, and O. Shoham. A Simplified Mechanistic Model for an Oil/Water Horizontal Pipe Separator. Vol. 2, Oil and Gas Facilities, 2013, pp. 40–46.
  • Pereyra , E., C. Torres, R. Mohan, L. Gomez, G. Kouba, and O. Shoham. A Methodology and Database to Quantify the Confidence Level of Methods for gas–liquid Two-Phase Flow Pattern Prediction. Vol. 90, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 2012, pp. 507–513.
  • Pereyra , E., R. Arismendi, L. Gomez, R. Mohan, O. Shoham, and G. Kouba. State of the Art of Experimental Studies and Predictive Methods for Slug Liquid Holdup. Vol. 134, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 2012, p. 023001.
  • Pereyra , E., L. Gómez, R. Mohan, O. Shoham, and G. Kouba. “Design and Performance of Gas–Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone/Slug Damper System”. Integral Methods in Science and Engineering, Birkhäuser Boston, 2011, pp. 299–311.
  • Baghernejad , L., R. Ozer, R. Mohan, O. Shoham, S. Odueyungbo, S. Appathurai, and E. Iski. Co-Electrospinning Cellulose Acetate (CAc) and Poly (vinyl Alcohol) (PVA) Composite Nanofibrous Membranes from One Polymer Solution. J. Am. Chem. Soc.

Conference Proceedings

  • Pereyra , E., O. Shoham, L. Gomez, and R. Mohan. “Integration Methodology of Separation Units Using Steady-State Particle Size Approach”. The Twenty-Fifth International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, 2015.
  • Pereyra , E., L. Gomez, R. Mohan, O. Shoham, and G. Kouba. “Transient Mechanistic Model for Slug Damper/Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone (GLCC) Compact Separator System”. ASME 2009 28th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 2009, pp. 661–672.


  • Amey, M.J., Benard, A., Chase, G.G., Evans, E.A., Jayaraman, K., Mohan, R.S., Parks, S.M., Petty, C.A., Shoham, O., Shirazi, S.A., Wisecarver, K.D., and Zhuang, M.: “NSF Combined Research and Curriculum Development on Multiphase Transport Phenomena,” ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, 2002 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Vive L’ingenieur, 2002, pp. 9877-9886.

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • Research and Dissertation
  • System Dynamics and Control
  • System Dynamics and Controls
  • Oil-Water Dispersion
  • Instrumentation and Measurements
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Independent Study
  • System Optimization
  • Research and Thesis
  • Statics
  • Manufacturing Process Lab