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


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.

Ph.D., University of Kentucky
M.S., University of Kentucky
B.Sc., University of Kerala

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

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

The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Journal Articles

Er, M et al. “Onset of Separated Water-Layer in Three-Phase Stratified Flow.” Springer International Publishing (2015): 177–194. Print.

Pereyra, Eduardo et al. “A Simplified Mechanistic Model for an Oil/Water Horizontal Pipe Separator.” Oil and Gas Facilities 2.03 (2013): 40–46. Print.

Pereyra, Eduardo et al. “A Methodology and Database to Quantify the Confidence Level of Methods for Gas–Liquid Two-Phase Flow Pattern Prediction.” Chemical Engineering Research and Design 90.4 (2012): 507–513. Print.

Pereyra, Eduardo et al. “State of the Art of Experimental Studies and Predictive Methods for Slug Liquid Holdup.” Journal of Energy Resources Technology 134.2 (2012): 023001. Print.

Pereyra, Eduardo et al. “Design and Performance of Gas–Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone/Slug Damper System.” Birkhäuser Boston (2011): 299–311. Print.

Baghernejad, L. et al. “Co-Electrospinning Cellulose Acetate (CAc) and Poly (Vinyl Alcohol) (PVA) Composite Nanofibrous Membranes from One Polymer Solution.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2018): n. pag. Print.

Conference Proceedings

Pereyra, Eduardo et al. “Integration Methodology of Separation Units Using Steady-State Particle Size Approach.” The Twenty-Fifth International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference. 2015. Print.

Pereyra, Eduardo et al. “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. 661–672. Print.


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.

ES 2013 Statics
ME 4053 Mechanical Control Design
ME 7053 Oil-Water Dispersion
ME 7073 System Optimization
ME 9983 Research and Dissertation