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Jonathan Komperda, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Building & Room:

2045 ERF


842 West Taylor Street, MC 251, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 355-2327


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Jonathan Komperda instructs the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering senior design capstone curriculum, where he advises and manages students performing projects with industry partners. Komperda also teaches Numerical Methods for Engineers.

Research Interests:

Computational fluid dynamics
Direct numerical simulation
Filtered mass density function
Particle tracking algorithms
Parallelization and high-performance computing
Spray and atomization

Selected Grants

US Army, Rapid Additive Manufacturing of Electrically Integrated Drone Arms, Principal Investigator

US Army, Route the Gap: A Semi-Autonomous Wet Gap Crossing, Principal Investigator

Publication Aggregators

Service to Community

Jonathan Komperda serves as the administrator of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering's computational clusters Dragon and Hydra. Additionally, he is the faculty advisor for the UIC Society of Automotive Engineers and UIC Motorsports.

Notable Honors

2016, Teaching Scholar, UIC Center for the Advancement of Teaching-Learning Communities

2017, Teaching Award, UIC College of Engineering

2018, Silver Circle Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois at Chicago

2018-2020, Campus Champion, Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)

2020, Honors College Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago Honors College


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
University of Illinois Chicago, 2021

M.S., Mechanical Engineering
University of Illinois Chicago, 2015

B.S., Mechanical Engineering
University of Illinois Chicago, 2010

Licensures and Certifications

IISE: Root Cause Analysis
Certified Solidworks Associate - Mechanical Design
Certified Solidworks Associate - Additive Manufacturing
ANSYS Fluent
ANSYS Mechanical

Professional Memberships

Society of Automotive Engineers - Member
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - Member
Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineers - Member