Adam D. Weiss

Adam D. Weiss


Office: EBUII, Room #563


Adam D. Weiss graduated with honors from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) in 2013, receiving his BS in Mechanical Engineering. Adam completed his PhD in 2020 under the guidance of Antonio L. Sánchez and Forman A. Williams in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department.

Research interests

Adam’s research interests include:

  • Fundamental fluid mechanics
  • Acoustic instabilities in strained diffusion flames


  1. A. D. Weiss, W. Coenen and A. L. Sánchez, “Aerodynamics of planar counterflowing jets”, J. Fluid Mech.  821, 1-30 (2017)[DOI]
  2. A. D. Weiss, M. Vera, A. Liñán, A. L. Sánchez and F. A. Williams, “A novel formulation for unsteady counterflow flames using a thermal-conductivity-weighted coordinate”, Combust. Theor. Model. 22, 185-201 (2018)[DOI]
  3. A. D. Weiss, W. Coenen, A. L. Sánchez, and F. A. Williams, “The acoustic response of Burke-Schumann counterflow flames”, Combust. Flame, 192, 25-34 (2018)[DOI]
  4. W. Coenen, P. Rajamanickam, A. D. Weiss, A. L. Sánchez, and F. A. Williams, “Swirling flow induced by jets and plumes”, Acta Mech.,  (2019)[DOI]
  5. A. D. Weiss, A. L. Sánchez and F. A. Williams, “Acoustic response of near-equilibrium diffusion flames with large activation energies”, AIAA J., (2019) [DOI]
  6. D. Fernández-Galisteo, A. D. Weiss, A. L. Sánchez, F. A. Williams, “A one-step reduced mechanism for near-limit hydrogen combustion with general stoichiometry”, Combust. Flame, 208, 1-4 (2019)[DOI]
  7. A. D. Weiss, A. L. Sánchez and F. A. Williams, “Accuracies of reduced mechanisms for predicting acoustic combustion instabilities”, Combust. Flame 209, 405-407 (2019) [DOI]
  8. P. Rajamanickam and A. D. Weiss, “A note on viscous flow induced by half-line sources bounded by conical surfaces”,  Q. J. Mech. Appl. Math (2020)[DOI]

Conference Contributions

  • 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, August 2016, Montreal Canada
  • 69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 2016, Portland, Oregon
  • 10th US National Combustion Meeting, April 2017, College Park, Maryland
  • 26th International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems (ICDERS), July 30th – August 4, 2017, Boston, MA
  • Western States Section Combustion Institute (WSCCI) 2017 Fall Technical Meeting, October 2-3rd, 2017, Laramie, Wyoming
  • 71st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 2018, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2019 AIAA SciTech Forum, January 2019, San Diego, California