Mark Ricklick

Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering Department
Daytona College of Engineering
Daytona Beach campus

Areas of Expertise

Gas turbine & propulsion thermal management, electronics cooling, high temperature sensor design, heat transfer & aerodynamics, experimental validation of numerical models

Dr. Mark A. Ricklick is an Assistant Professor in the Aerospace Engineering Department, since January 2014. He obtained his Doctorate degree and served as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Central Florida. From 2012 until 2013 he supported companies in the Turbomachinery, Automotive, Aerospace, and Agricultural industries with CAE investigations as an Applications Engineer.  His research interests lie in the area of propulsion heat transfer and thermal management. 

Dr. Ricklick is author/co-author on more than 50 publications, including one ASME Best-Paper Award. His research interests lie primarily in the areas of thermal management of propulsion systems.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, University of Central Florida


Invited Presentations:

[1]Ricklick, M., Poinsatte, P., Thurman, D., “Implication of CMC Surface Features on Gas Turbine Cooling Methodologies,” NASA Glenn Faculty Fellowship Seminar, Aug. 2015.

[2]Ricklick, M., “Benchmarking Heat Transfer Simulations against Experimental Results: Pin-Fin Channel,” CD-adapco’s STAR-CCM+ Workshop on Flow and Thermal Simulation and Optimization. Mar. 2014, West Palm Beach, FL.

[3]Ricklick, M., “Turbulence Modeling with STAR-CCM+,” CD-adapco’s Global User Conference, Mar. 2013, Orlando, FL.

[4]Ricklick, M., “Combustion Simulations in STAR-CCM+,” CD-adapco’s Orlando Open House, Jan. 2013, Orlando, FL.

[5]Ricklick, M., “STAR-CCM+ at UCF,” CD-adapco’s 2011 Star CCM+
Workshop, Dec. 4, 2011, West Palm Beach, Florida.

[6]Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., VandenBreckel, N., Lixiong, L., “Scalability and Cost of Algae-Derived Jet Fuel,” Invited Alternative Fuel Manufacturing and Testing Oral
Presentation at 47th AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference, San Diego, CA., Aug. 2011

Journal Publications:

[1] Fernandes, R., Ricklick, M., “Benchmarking of RANS Turbulence Models in an Internal Pin Fin Channel,” AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer. Accepted.

[2] Natsui, G., Claretti, R., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., Crawford, M., Brown, G., Landis, K., “Experimental Evaluation of Large Spacing Compound Angle Full-Coverage Film Cooling Arrays: Adiabatic Film Cooling Effectiveness,” Journal of Turbomachinery, Jul. 2016, Vol. 138, No. 7, TURBO-15-1057.

[3] Mahadevan, S., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., “Internal Cooling Using Porous Turbulators: Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop Measurements,” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer. Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, May 2013, Vol. 27, No. 3 pp. 526-533.

[4] Valentino, M., Tran, L., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., "A Study of Heat Transfer Augmentation for Recuperative Heat Exchangers: Comparison between Three Dimple Geometries," J. of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Jul. 2012, Vol 134, No. 7 p. 072303.

[5] Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., “Determination of a Local Bulk Temperature Based Heat Transfer Coefficient for the Wetted Surfaces in a Single Inline Row Impingement Channel,” J. Turbomachinery, Jul. 2011, Vol. 133, p 031008.

[6] Bonadies, M., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., “Optimization of A Phase Change Thermal Storage Unit,” Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, Jan, 2011, TSEA-11-1022.

[7] Valentino, M., Tran, L., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., 2012, “Heat Transfer in a Rectangular Channel with Dimples Applied to One Wall,” J. of Propulsion and Power, Nov. 2011, Vol. 27, No. 6.

[8] Miller, M., Natsui, G., Claretti, R., Torrance, M., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., “Utilization of Non-Uniform Thin Foil Heaters for Heat Transfer Testing”, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Jan. 2011.

[9] Ricklick, M.,, Kapat, J., Heidmann, J., “Sidewall Effects on Heat Transfer Coefficient in a Narrow Impingement Channel,” J. Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Jan. 2010, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 123-132. doi: 10.2514/1.44166.


Conference Proceedings:

[1]Pai, Y., Fernandes, R., Fernandes, S., Ricklick, M., "Extended Surface Heat Transfer Coefficients via Endwall Temperature Measurements." Proceedings of the 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Grapevine, TX, Jul. 2017.

[2]Prasad, A., Ricklick, M., "A Detailed Uncertainty Analysis of Heat Transfer Experiments using Temperature Sensitive Paint." Proceedings of the 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Grapevine, TX, Jul. 2017.

[3]De Angelo, B Conference, AIAA-2016-4604, Salt Lake City, UT, Jul. 2016.

[4]Krishna, K., Ricklick, M., “Preliminary Investigation of an Oblique Jet Impingement Cooling on a CMC Rough Surface,” Proceedings of the 52nd AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference, AIAA 2016-4851, Salt Lake City, UT, Jul. 2016.

[5]Rossman, C., Ricklick, M., “Analysis of a Coupled Micro- and Triple- Impingement Cooling Configuration in the C3X Vane,” Proceedings of the 52nd AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference, AIAA 2016-4857, Salt Lake City, UT, Jul. 2016.

[6]Otto, M., Hodges, J., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., "Combination of Ribs and Pins for Internal Cooling," Proceedings of the 51st AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Orlando, FL, Jul. 2015, p. 3735.

[7]Mehta, Y., and Ricklick, M., "CFD Benchmarking of Heat Transfer Predictions in Internal Channel with Rib Turbulators," Proceedings of the 51st AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Orlando, FL, Jul. 2015, 3734.

[8]Fernandes, R., Ricklick, M., Pai, Y., "CFD Benchmarking of Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop Predictions in a Pin Fin Channel," Proceedings of the 51st AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Orlando, FL, Jul. 2015.

[9]Martinez, S., and Ricklick, M., "Benchmarking of Computational Models For Adiabatic Film-Cooling Effectiveness For Large Spacing Compound Angle Full Coverage Film Cooling Arrays," Proceedings of the 45th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, Dallas, TX, Jun. 2015, p. 2813.

[10]Upalkar, B., and Ricklick, M.. "Evaluation of different Turbulence Models for analysis of Jet Impingement in Gas Turbine Blades," Proceedings of the 45th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, Jun. 2015, Dallas, TX, p. 2812.

[11]Santhanam, V., Ricklick, M., Kim, D., Gangadharan, S. “A Computational Approach to Slosh Damping with Floating Magnetoactive Micro-baffles,” Proceedings of the 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Kissimmee, FL, Jan. 2015.

[12]Isheeta Ranade, Jaime Gutierrez, Eloy Guillen, Yash Mehta, and Mark Ricklick. “Development of Novel Internal Cooling Geometry for Gas Turbine Blades,” Proceedings of the 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Kissimmee, FL, Jan. 2015.

[13]Ranade, I., Guillen, E., Bystry-Wells, D., Guiterrez, J., Mehta, Y., Santos, A., Ricklick M., “Development of Novel Internal Cooling Geometry for Gas Turbine Blades,” Proceedings of the 53rd AIAA Science and Technology Forum, Kissimee, FL, Jan. 2015.

[14]Ricklick, M., Baran, O., “Analytical Scaling of DEM Particles for Efficient Packed-Bed Simulations,” Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Orlando, FL, Jul., 2014.

[15]Ricklick, M., Carpenter, C., “Comparison of Heat Transfer Prediction for Various Turbulence Models in a Pin Fin Channel,” Proceedings of the 50th AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference, Cleveland, OH, Jul. 2014. 

[16]Bernstein, J., Bravato, A., Ealy, B., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., Mingareev, I., Richardson, M., Meiners, W., Kelbassa, I., "Fabrication and Analysis of Porous Superalloys for Turbine Components Using Laser Additive Manufacturing," Proceedings of the 49th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, San Jose, CA, Jul. 2013, p. 4178.

[17]Johnson, P., Kapat, J., Krishnan, V., Zuniga, H., Ricklick, M., Brown, G., “The Impact of Manufacturing Techniques on Film Cooling Effectiveness,” Proceedings of the 49th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, San Jose, CA, Jul. 2013.

[18]Hodges, J., Natsuim G., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., "Effect of Inclination and Compound Angle on Turbulent Quantities Following a Single Cylindrical Jet in Crossflow," Proceedings of the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Grapevine, TX,Jan. 2013.

[19]Quintereo, S. Dorman, K., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., “The Balance between Secondary Air System Pressure Head Requirements, Cooling Effectiveness, and Turbine Efficiency: A Parametric Study,” Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo, Denmark, Jun. 2012, GT2012-69896.

[20]Dorman, K., Quintero, S., Tran, L., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., “Microturbine Recuperation: Turbulators and their Effect on Power Density and Thermal Efficiency,” Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo, Denmark, Jun. 2012, GT2012-69879.

[21]Natsui, G., Claretti, R., Wolski, C., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., “Feasibility Study of a Film Source Coupling Transpiration and a Row of Cylindrical Film Holes,” Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo, Denmark, Jun. 2012, GT2012-70051.

[22]Claretti, R., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., “Local Heat Transfer Characteristics of a Multi Wall Cooling Scheme at High Impingement Heights Using Temperature Sensitive Paint,” Proceedings of the 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL, Jan. 2011.

[23]Miller, M., Natsui, G., Claretti, R., Torrance, M., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., “Non-Uniform Thin Foil Heater for Heat Transfer Testing Using Temperature Sensitive Paint,” Proceedings of the 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL, Jan. 2011.

[24]Bernier, B., Dunn, J., Ricklick M., Kapat, J., “Flow Characterization of a Three-Dimensional Separated Annular Diffuser with Varying Dump Gap Ratios and Scarf Geometries,” Proceedings of the 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL, Jan. 2011.

[25]Tran, L., Valentino, M., Slabaugh, C., Ricklick.M., Kapat, J., Saha, A., Basu, S.. "Detailed Flow Visualization in a Narrow Rectangular Channel With Dimples Applied to One Wall" Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo, Vancouver, Canada, Jun. 2011, GT2011-46132.

[26]Golsen, M., Tran, N., Ricklick, M., Ho, S., Kapat, J.. "Interaction of Rotational Wakes and Coolant Film on an Annular Sector," Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo, Vancouver, Canada, June 2011, GT2011-46465.

[27]Natsui, G., Johnson, P., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J.. "The Effect of Transpiration on Discrete Injection," Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo,Jun. 2011, Vancouver, Canada, GT2011-46138.

[28]Bernier, B., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., "Collector Box Effects on the Pressure Recovery of an Exhaust Diffuser," Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo, Vancouver, Canada, June 2011, GT2011-46455.

[29]Tran, L., Valentino, M., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., “Effect of Varying the Rib Width and Number of Ribbed Walls on Heat Transfer and Friction in High Aspect Ratio Channels,” Proceedings of the 47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, San Diego, CA, Aug 2011.

[30]Valentino, M., Tran, L. Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., “Comparison of Heat Transfer and Friction Augmentation for Symmetric and Non-Symmetric Wedge-shaped Vortex Generators on Two Opposite Walls,” Proceedings of the 47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, San Diego, CA, Aug. 2011.

[31]Claretti, R., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., “Effect of Streamwise Jet Spacing on Heat Transfer Coefficient of an Impingement Channel at Large Impingement Heights,” Proceedings of the 47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, San Diego, CA, Aug. 2011.

[32]Bernier, B., Dunn, J., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., “Performance of Three-Dimensional Annular Diffusers with Varying Dump Gap Ratios,” Proceedings of the 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition - Orlando, FL. Jan. 2011.

[33]Golsen, M., Tran, N., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., “Investigation on the Effects of Wake Rod to Film Cooling Hole Diameter in Unsteady Wake Studies,” Proceedings of the  47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, San Diego, CA, Aug  2011.

[34]Mahadevan, S., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., “Study of heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics in a rectangular channel with multiple porous foams,” Proceedings of the 47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, San Diego, CA, Aug 2011.

[35]Torrance, M., Natsui, G., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., “Impact of Wall Structure on Transpired Film,” Proceedings of the 47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, San Diego, CA, Aug 2011.

[36]Bonadies, M., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., "Improving the Thermal Conductivity of a Phase Change Thermal Energy Storage Unit," 14th International Heat Transfer Conference, Washington, DC, Aug 2010, IHTC14-22984.

[37]Claretti, R., Ricklick, R., Kapat, J., "Heat Transfer Characteristics of a Double Wall Cooling Scheme at Small and High Impingement Heights," Proceedings of 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Nashville, TN, Jul. 2010.

[38]Natsui, G., Ricklick. M., Nguyen, C., Kapat, J., "Local Temperature Measurements of Porous Media Using Temperature Sensitive Paint for Transpiration,” Proceedings of 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Nashville, TN, Jul. 2010.

[39]Ricklick, M., Claretti, R., Kapat, J., “Channel Height and Jet Spacing Effect on Heat Transfer and Uniformity Coefficient on an Inline Row Impingement Channel,” ASME Turbo Expo, Glasgow, UK, Jun. 2010, GT2010-23757.

[40]Bonadies, M., Mohagheghi, M., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., "Solar Retrofit to Combined Cycle Plant With Thermal Energy Storage," ASME Turbo Expo, Glasgow, UK, Jun. 2010, GT2010-23685.

[41]Ricklick, M., Claretti, R., Kapat, J., "Comparison of Heat Transfer Coefficient and Thermal Performance of a Narrow Impingement Channel," 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL, Jan. 2010, AIAA-2010-1117.

[42]Dunn, J., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., "Flow Characterization of a Three-Dimensional Separated Annular Diffuser," Proceedings of 2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Lake Buena Vista, FL, Nov. 2009, IMECE2009-10533.

[43]Pent, J., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., “Pressure Drop and Endwall Heat Transfer Effects of a Staggered Array of Porous Metal Pins,” Proceedings of 2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Lake Buena Vista, FL, Nov. 2009, IMECE2009-10271.

[44]Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., "Comparison of Heat Transfer Uniformity of a Narrow Impingement Channel," 45th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Denver, CO, August 2-5, 2009,  AIAA-2009-5379.

[45]Bernier, B., Nguyen, C., Zuniga, H., Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., "A Study on Film Cooling Uniformity Effectiveness Trends for Various Coolant Hole Geometries," 45th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Denver, CO, Aug. 2009, AIAA-2009-5102.

[46]Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., "Determination of a Local Bulk Temperature Based Heat Transfer Coefficient for the Wetted Surfaces in a Single Inline Row Impingement Channel,” Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo, Orlando, FL, Jun. 2009, GT2009-59327.

[47]Ricklick, M., Kapat, J., Heidmann, J., "Channel Height and Wall Effects on Surface HTC in a Narrow Impingement Channel,", 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including The New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Orlando, FL, Jan. 2009, AIAA-2009-1430.

[48]Ricklick, M., Kersten, S., Krishnan, V., Kapat, J., "Effects of Circumferential Heating Variations and Channel Height on Heat Transfer Coefficient of Wetted Surfaces in a Single Inline Row Impingement Channel," Proceedings of 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston, MA, Nov. 2008, IMECE2008-67787.

[49]Westin, J., Kapat, J., Chow, L., "An Improved Thermoregulatory Model for Cooling Garment Applications With Transient Metabolic Rates," Proceedings of 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, October 31 - November 6, 2008, Boston, MA, IMECE2008-68943. Presented by Ricklick, M.

[50]Ricklick, M., Kersten, S., Krishnan, V., Kapat, J., "Effects of Channel Height and Bulk Temperature Considerations on Heat Transfer Coefficient of Wetted Surfaces in a Single Inline Row Impingement Channel," Proceedings of 2008 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Jacksonville, FL, Aug. 2008, HT2008-56323.


Award Papers:

[51] Michelle I. Valentino, Lucky V. Tran, Mark Ricklick, Jayanta S. Kapat. "A Study of Heat Transfer Augmentation for Recuperative Heat Exchangers: Comparison between Three Dimple Geometries," ASME Turbo Expo, Paper No. GT2011-46401: Best Paper Award by the Microturbines & Small Turbomachinery Committee.



Senior Member: AIAA Gas Turbine Engines Technical Committee