Faculty — by Research Area

Aerodynamics

A. Alexeenko
Associate Professor; Ph.D., Penn State, 2003; computational rarefied gas dynamics, vacuum gas dynamics, direct simulation Monte Carlo techniques, microscale gas flows, coupled thermal-fluid analysis of microdevices, high-altitude aerothermodynamics.
S. Bane
Assistant Professor; Ph.D. Caltech, 2010; Investigating the process of spark ignition of flammable mixtures and quantifying the risk of accidental explosions, especially as it relates to aircraft safety; wide range of topics in experimental fluid mechanics and reacting flow, including combustion of alternative fuels and flow control for improved flight.
G. A. Blaisdell
Professor; Ph.D., Stanford, 1991, computational fluid mechanics, transition and turbulence.
S. H. Collicott
Professor; Ph.D., Stanford, 1991, experimental fluid mechanics, low-gravity fluid dynamics, optical diagnostics, applied optics.
M. C. Jischke
President Emeritus; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1968.
A. S. Lyrintzis
Professor; Ph.D., Cornell, 1988, computational aeroacoustics, aerodynamics, with applications to rotorcraft and jet flows.
S. P. Schneider
Professor; Ph.D., Caltech, 1989. Focuses on hypersonic and supersonic laminar-turbulent transition. Experimental research includes the development of the Boeing/AFOSR Mach-6 Quiet Tunnel and associate instrumentation.
T. Shih
Professor and AAE Head; Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 1981, mathematical modeling of fluid mechanics, heat transfer, aerodynamics, and combustion problems.
J. P. Sullivan
Professor; Sc.D., MIT, 1973, experimental aerodynamics laser instrumentation, luminescent sensors for temperature and pressure measurements.
M. H. Williams
Professor and Associate Head; Ph.D., Princeton, 1975, aerodynamics, computational fluid mechanics.

Aerospace Systems

D. Andrisani
Associate Professor; Ph.D., SUNY at Buffalo, 1979, Estimation, Control, Dynamics.
B. Caldwell (By Courtesy)
Professor of Industrial Engineering; Ph.D., University of California-Davis, 1990; Human factors engineering; Distributed human supervisory control; Team coordination and performance using information technology
W. A. Crossley
Professor; Ph.D., Arizona State, 1995, optimal design methods, genetic algorithms and aerospace applications, aircraft and rotorcraft conceptual design, composite and smart structure design.
D. DeLaurentis
Associate Professor: Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998; Design Methods, Aerospace Systems and Flight Vehicles; System-of-Systems.
M. Grant
Assistant Professor; Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012; Hypersonic Aerodynamics, Atmospheric Flight Mechanics, Guidance Design, Trajectory Optimization, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Mission Design.
I. Hwang
Associate Professor; Ph.D., Stanford University, 2004; hybrid system theory, information inference of complex dynamical systems, safety verification, and their application to the control of multiple-vehicle systems, especially air traffic surveillance and control.
K. Marais
Assistant Professor; Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005, safety and risk analysis, financial modeling of engineering systems, environmental impacts of technology.
J. P. Sullivan
Professor; Sc.D., MIT, 1973, experimental aerodynamics laser instrumentation, luminescent sensors for temperature and pressure measurements.
D. Sun
Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2008; modeling, simulation and optimization of large scale networked systems, control and optimization, studies for National Airspace Systems, air traffic control, intelligent transportation systems
T. A. Weisshaar
Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Stanford, 1971, aircraft structural mechanics, aeroelasticity, integrated design.

Astrodynamics and Space Applications

D. Filmer
Adjunct Professor; Ph.D., Wisconsin, 1961, satellite design, ground station design for acquisition of satellite data
J. L. Garrison
Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1997, Earth remote sensing, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), bistatic radar, signals of opportunity.
M. Grant
Assistant Professor; Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012; Hypersonic Aerodynamics, Atmospheric Flight Mechanics, Guidance Design, Trajectory Optimization, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Mission Design.
K. C. Howell
Hsu Lo Professor of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering; Ph.D., Stanford, 1983, orbit mechanics, spacecraft dynamics, control; trajectory optimization.
J. M. Longuski
Professor, Ph.D., Michigan, 1979, spacecraft dynamics, orbit mechanics, control, orbit decay and reentry.
B. Marchand
Ph.D. Purdue University, 2007
H. Melosh (By Courtesy)
Distinguished Professor EAS/Physics, Ph.D. Caltech 1972, Ramifications of impact cratering, Planetary Tectonics, Physics of earthquakes and landslides

Dynamics and Control

D. Andrisani
Associate Professor; Ph.D., SUNY at Buffalo, 1979, Estimation, Control, Dynamics.
M. J. Corless
Professor; Ph.D., Berkeley, 1984, dynamics, systems, control.
D. DeLaurentis
Associate Professor: Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998; Design Methods, Aerospace Systems and Flight Vehicles; System-of-Systems.
D. Filmer
Adjunct Professor; Ph.D., Wisconsin, 1961, satellite design, ground station design for acquisition of satellite data
A. E. Frazho
Professor; Ph.D., Michigan, 1977, Control Systems.
M. Grant
Assistant Professor; Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012; Hypersonic Aerodynamics, Atmospheric Flight Mechanics, Guidance Design, Trajectory Optimization, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Mission Design.
I. Hwang
Associate Professor; Ph.D., Stanford University, 2004; hybrid system theory, information inference of complex dynamical systems, safety verification, and their application to the control of multiple-vehicle systems, especially air traffic surveillance and control.
D. Sun
Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2008; modeling, simulation and optimization of large scale networked systems, control and optimization, studies for National Airspace Systems, air traffic control, intelligent transportation systems

Propulsion

W. Anderson
Professor Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University 1996. Chemical propulsion and design methodologies
J. P. Gore (By Courtesy)
Vincent P. Reilly Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1986, combustion, turbulent reacting flows and pollutant reduction, radiation heat transfer, biomedical heat transfer and fluid flows.
S. D. Heister
Raisbeck Engineering Distinguished Professor for Engineering and Technology Integration; Ph.D., UCLA, 1988, rocket propulsion, liquid propellant injection systems.
N. Key (By Courtesy)
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Ph.D., Purdue University, 2007; Aerothermal aspects of turbomachinery, Axial and radial compressor performance, Experimental methods in fluid mechanics
R. Lucht (By Courtesy)
Ralph and Bettye Bailey Professor of Combustion in Mechanical Engineering; Ph.D., Purdue 1981, Laser diagnostics, Diode-laser-based sensors, Gas turbine and internal engine combustion, Materials processing and synthesis, Combustion science, Fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
T. Pourpoint
Associate Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University, 2005; aerospace propulsion systems, rocket engine combustors, liquid propellant injection systems, hypergolic propellants, high pressure and hydrogen storage systems.
L. Qiao
Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2007; Combustion and propulsion (low and high speed), experimental flow dynamics, micro-scale power generation, alternative fuels, fire research, environmental impact of combustion.
J. J. Rusek
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve, 1983, Propulsion, Energy Conversion, Power Generation.
S. Son (by courtesy)
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1993; Multiphase combustion, particularly related to propellants, explosives, and pyrotechnics; Nanoscale composite energetic materials; Advanced energetic materials; Microscale combustion.
H. Wang
Assistant Professor; Ph.D. Cornell University, 2010; Turbulence and combustion modeling; Computational fluid dynamics; High-performance computing;

Structures & Materials

W. Chen
Professor; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1995, Mechanical Response of Solids and Structures under Extreme Conditions, Microstructural Effects on Mechanical Behavior, Fatigue Behavior of Engineering Materials, Experimental Solid and Structural Mechanics.
W. A. Crossley
Professor; Ph.D., Arizona State, 1995, optimal design methods, genetic algorithms and aerospace applications, aircraft and rotorcraft conceptual design, composite and smart structure design.
J. F. Doyle
Professor; Ph.D., Illinois, 1977, structural dynamics, experimental mechanics, inverse problems, wave propagation.
A. F. Grandt
Former Raisbeck Engineering Distinguished Professor for Engineering and Technology Integration; Ph.D., Illinois, 1971, damage-tolerant structures and materials, fatigue and fracture, aging aircraft.
P. Imbrie (By Courtesy)
Associate Professor; Ph.D., Texas A & M, 2000, Piezo-spectroscopy, Thermal Barrier Coatings, Constitutive modeling, Experimental Mechanics.
R. B. Pipes
John L. Bray Distinguished Professor of Engineering; Ph.D., University of Texas, 1972; application of nanotechnology to engineering disciplines including aerospace, composite materials, and polymer science and engineering.
M. Sangid
Assistant Professor; Ph.D. University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, 2010; multi-scale approach to understanding grain boundary effects on crack initiation; heterogeneous deformation of materials and fatigue crack growth testing and modeling of new and emerging materials
C. Sun
Neil A. Armstrong Distinguished Professor; Ph.D., Northwestern, 1967, composites, fracture and fatigue, structural dynamics, smart materials and structures.
V. Tomar
Associate Professor; PhD Georgia Tech-December 2005; Microstructure Dependent Fracture and Fatigue Failure of Materials, Multifunctional Materials and Systems, Bio-inspired and Bio-enabled Materials, Nanomechanical Raman Spectroscopy, Spectral Tomography
T. A. Weisshaar
Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Stanford, 1971, aircraft structural mechanics, aeroelasticity, integrated design.
W. Yu
PhD, Georgia Tech, 2002. Structural mechanics and micromechanics applied to aerospace structures and materials