Rami Hamati is one of four Wesleyan students recently awarded a grant from NASA's Connecticut Space Grant Consortium. The students awarded grants, and their projects, include: Astronomy major Han...
February, 17 2017 -
Undergraduate Research Assistant at Wesleyan University
During my first year as a research assistant during my freshmen year in college, I researched basic fluid dynamics and the statistics of particle trajectories using Matlab as my platform. I was then given a project where I studied the motion of sedimenting fibers in turbulent fluid flows, where I used the numerical database from Johns Hopkins University to extract accelerations, pressure and velocity gradients, along fluid particle trajectories. As a sophomore, I am currently investigating a theory concerning the sedimentation of asymmetric particles in laminar flow, which is a continuation of a 10-week summer fellowship I had that was funded by the National Science Foundation. After I finish conducting the experimental part of this investigation and understanding the results and comparing it to the theory, we will be working on publishing our work soon.
December 2015 - Present
Telescope operator and Observor at Wesleyan University Astronomy Department
• Operate Wesleyan University’s 24” Perkin telescope and collect images and data of study targets at the tips of white dwarfs that will be incorporated in a research study.
• Collaborate with undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students, in addition to the principal investigators on a weekly basis to ensure that target planets are observed properly and data is collected effectively