Faculty Directory

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Alina Alexeenko
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics & Chemical Engineering, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Professor; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2003; rarefied gas dynamics, direct simulation Monte Carlo, MEMS and micropropulsion, vacuum-based manufacturing.
ARMS 3027
(765) 496-1864
alexeenk@purdue.edu
William Anderson
Professor
Professor; Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University 1996. Chemical propulsion and design methodologies
ARMS 3301
(765) 496-2658
wanderso@purdue.edu
David Arnas
Assistant Professor
Assistant professor; Ph.D., Universidad de Zaragoza. Satellite Constellation Design, Mission Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science.
ARMS 2015
(765) 494-3344
darnas@purdue.edu
Sally Bane
Associate Professor
Associate Professor; Ph.D. Caltech, 2010; Plasmas for combustion and flow control, experimental combustion, optical flow diagnostics
ARMS 3219
(765) 494-9364
sbane@purdue.edu
Gregory Blaisdell
Professor, Associate Head of Gambaro Graduate Program of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Professor; Ph.D., Stanford, 1991, computational fluid mechanics, transition and turbulence.
ARMS 3227
(765) 494-1490
blaisdel@purdue.edu
Weinong Chen
Reilly Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics & Materials Engineering
Joint appointment with Materials Engineering
Associate Dean for Research and Innovation
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.
ARMS 2031
(765) 494-1788
wchen@purdue.edu
Steven Collicott
Professor
Professor; Ph.D., Stanford, 1991, experimental fluid mechanics, low-gravity fluid dynamics, optical diagnostics, applied optics.
ARMS 2039
(765) 494-2339
collicott@purdue.edu
Martin Corless
Professor
Professor; Ph.D., Berkeley, 1984, dynamics, systems, control.
ARMS 3333
(765) 494-7411
corless@purdue.edu
William Crossley
J. William Uhrig and Anastasia Vournas Head of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Professor; Ph.D., Arizona State, 1995. Optimization and design methods for aerospace systems, systems of systems, design under uncertainty, environmental impact of aviation.
ARMS 2023
(765) 496-2872
crossley@purdue.edu
Ran Dai
Associate Professor
Associate professor; Ph.D., Auburn University
ARMS 3227
(765) 496-5243
randai@purdue.edu
Daniel DeLaurentis
Professor, Director of i-GSDI, Chief Scientist of the Department of Defense Systems Engineering Research Center
Professor; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998; Design Methods, Aerospace Systems and Flight Vehicles; System-of-Systems.
ARMS 3225
(765) 494-0694
ddelaure@purdue.edu
James Doyle
Professor
Professor; Ph.D., Illinois, 1977, structural dynamics, experimental mechanics, inverse problems, wave propagation.
ARMS 3327
(765) 494-5145
jfdoyle@purdue.edu
Arthur Frazho
Professor
Professor; Ph.D., Michigan, 1977, Control Systems.
ARMS 3333
(765) 494-5976
arthur.e.frazho.1@purdue.edu
Carolin Frueh
Associate Professor
Associate Professor; Ph.D. University of Bern, Switzerland, 2011; Space Situational Awareness (satellites, debris and near earth objects), Space Object Characterization, Satellite Guidance, Navigation and Control, Astrodynamics, Sensor Tasking, Low Observability Systems, Information Quantification and Retrieval.
ARMS 3309
(765) 494-7436
cfrueh@purdue.edu
James Garrison
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (by courtesy)
Professor; Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1997, Earth remote sensing, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), bistatic radar, signals of opportunity.
ARMS 3311
(765) 496-7482
jgarriso@purdue.edu
Stephen Heister
Raisbeck Engineering Distinguished Professor for Engineering and Technology Integration
Raisbeck Engineering Distinguished Professor for Engineering and Technology Integration; Ph.D., UCLA, 1988, rocket propulsion, liquid propellant injection systems.
ARMS 2019
(765) 494-5126
heister@purdue.edu
Kathleen Howell
Hsu Lo Distinguished Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Hsu Lo Distinguished Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Ph.D., Stanford, 1983, orbit mechanics, spacecraft dynamics, control; trajectory optimization.
ARMS 3235
(765) 494-5786
howell@purdue.edu
Inseok Hwang
Professor
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.
ARMS 3323
(765) 494-0687
ihwang@purdue.edu
Joseph Jewell
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Caltech, 2014. Hypersonic aerothermodynamics, boundary layer instability, transition, and turbulence. Non-intrusive diagnostic methods for fluid mechanics.
Aerospace Sciences Lab (AERO) Room 13B & ARMS 3216
(765) 494-6549
jsjewell@purdue.edu
Keith LeGrand
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Cornell University, Aerospace Engineering; multi-sensor multi-object tracking; spacecraft navigation; space domain awareness; intelligent sensor control and tasking
ARMS 3213
(765) 496-3592
klegrand@purdue.edu
Leifur Leifsson
Associate Professor
Associate professor; Ph.D., Virginia Tech, Aerospace Engineering, 2006; Computational design of aerospace systems; multidisciplinary design optimization; surrogate-based modeling and optimization; uncertainty quantification; machine learning; multifidelity methods
ARMS 3229
(765) 494-3311
leifur@purdue.edu
Husheng Li
Professor Of Aero And Astro Engineering
James Longuski
Professor
Professor, Ph.D., Michigan, 1979, spacecraft dynamics, orbit mechanics, control, orbit decay and reentry.
ARMS 3220
(765) 494-5139
james.m.longuski.1@purdue.edu
Robert Lucht
Ralph and Bettye Bailey Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering
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.
(765) 494-5623
lucht@purdue.edu
Sergey Macheret
Professor
Professor; Ph.D., Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy, 1985; plasmas and electric discharges, plasma aerodynamics, plasma RF antennas and switches, nonequilibrium and rarefied gas dynamics, molecular and atomic processes in high-enthalpy gases and plasmas.
ARMS 2037
(765) 494-5143
macheret@purdue.edu
Karen Marais
Professor; Associate Head for Undergraduate Education
Professor; Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005, safety and risk analysis, financial modeling of engineering systems, environmental impacts of technology.
ARMS 2041
(765) 494-0063
kmarais@purdue.edu
Shaoshuai Mou
Associate Professor, Co-Director of Center for ICON
Associate Professor; Ph.D. Yale University, 2014; Distributed Control of Multi-Agent Networks, Distributed Optimization, UAVs Design and Collaboration.
ARMS 3329
(765) 494-2546
mous@purdue.edu
Kenshiro Oguri
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder, 2021; NASA JPL-Caltech Mission Design and Navigation section, 2021; astrodynamics, mission design, trajectory optimization, spacecraft GNC
ARMS 2021
(765) 496-0887
koguri@purdue.edu
R Byron Pipes
John L. Bray Distinguished Professor of Engineering
Joint appointment with Chemical Engineering & Materials Engineering
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.
(765) 494-5767
bpipes@purdue.edu
Jonathan Poggie
Professor
Professor; Ph.D, Princeton University, 1995; Hypersonic Flight, Compressible Flow, Flow Control, Turbulence, Laminar-Turbulent Transition, Weakly-Ionized Plasmas, Magnetohydrodynamics
ARMS 3315
(765) 496-0614
jpoggie@purdue.edu
Timothée Pourpoint
Professor
Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University, 2005; aerospace propulsion systems, rocket engine combustors, liquid propellant injection systems, hypergolic propellants, high pressure and hydrogen storage systems.
Chaffee Hall, Room 116 & ARMS 2017
(765) 494-9423
timothee@purdue.edu
Li Qiao
Professor, Associate Head for Engagement and Recognition
Professor; Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2007; Energetic nanomaterials, fuel synthesis and alternative fuels, pre-chamber turbulent jet ignition, supercritical fuel behaviors in high-pressure propulsion systems, micro-propulsion for space applications, experimental fluid dynamics, advanced laser and x-Ray diagnostics.
ARMS 3221
(765) 494-2040
lqiao@purdue.edu
Michael Sangid

Elmer F. Bruhn Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics/Prof of Materials Engineering
Elmer F. Bruhn Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Ph.D. University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, 2010; Physical basis of failure mechanisms (fatigue, fracture, etc.); Coupled simulations and in situ experiments for model validation; Accelerated qualification of structural materials (including additive manufacturing); Location specific life analysis and property tailoring of components; Digital manufacturing and lifecycle management (digital twin)
ARMS 2027
(765) 494-0146
msangid@purdue.edu
Steven Schneider
Professor
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.
Room 13C AERO (Hangar 3) & ARMS 3216
(765) 494-3343
steves@purdue.edu
Alexey Shashurin
Associate Professor
Associate professor; Laser-induced plasma; Electric propulsion; Nanosecond repetitively pulsed discharges; Plasma biomedical engineering; Generation, diagnostics and applications of cold plasmas.
Tom Shih
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Professor; Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 1981; Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer, thermal management, gas turbine aerothermal, control of shock-wave/boundary-layer interactions, aircraft icing.
ARMS 3307
(765) 494-5118
tomshih@purdue.edu
Carson Slabaugh
Associate Professor
Associate professor; Ph.D., Purdue University, 2014; Research focus on multi-physics fluid mechanics at extreme conditions, including turbulent, high pressure, multi-phase, and reacting flows. Experimental techniques to characterize the chemistry and physics of complex flows are also emphasized. Applications include rockets, gas turbines, high-speed propulsion systems, and detonation-based engines.
ARMS 2035 and ZL3 106
(765) 494-3256
cslabau@purdue.edu
Dengfeng Sun
Professor
Professor; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2008; distributed control, optimization and autonomy; cyber-physical systems; unmanned aerial vehicle systems; advanced air mobility; air traffic control and air transportation; intelligent transportation systems
ARMS 3217
(765) 494-5718
dsun@purdue.edu
Tyler Tallman
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Michigan, 2015; multifunctional materials, nanocomposites, smart structures, structural health monitoring, inverse mechanics, and tomographic imaging.
ARMS 3325
(765) 494-2490
ttallman@purdue.edu
Vikas Tomar
Professor
Professor; PhD Georgia Tech-December 2005; Mechanical Raman Spectroscopy; Energy and Energetic Materials; In-Situ Shock Loading Analyses; Hypersonics and Space Environment Testing; Data Science and Machine Learning Aided Extreme Environment Sensor Design; Battery Management Systems
ARMS 2033
(765) 494-3423
vikas.tomar.1@purdue.edu
Haifeng Wang
Associate Professor
Associate Professor; Ph.D. Cornell University, 2010; Turbulence and combustion modeling; Computational fluid dynamics; High-performance computing; Machine learning and data-driven modeling.
ARMS 3313
(765) 494-4093
haifeng@purdue.edu
Wenbin Yu
Professor
PhD, Georgia Tech, 2002. Technical area: structural mechanics, micromechanics, multiscale constitutive modeling
ARMS 3321
(765) 494-5142
wenbinyu@purdue.edu
Dianyun Zhang
Assistant Professor
Assistant professor; Ph.D., University of Michigan
ARMS 3233
(765) 496-5231
dianyun@purdue.edu

Research Faculty

Brandon Chynoweth
Research Assistant Professor
Research assistant professor
Aerospace Sciences Lab (AERO) Room 2
(765) 496-7929
bchynowe@purdue.edu

Lecturers

James Goppert
Lecturer and Managing Director, UAS Research and Test Facility

Courtesy Faculty

Andres Arrieta Diaz (By Courtesy)
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Ph.D., University of Bristol, United Kingdom, '10; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ETH Zurich, '12
ME 3061H, HLAB 1004
aarrieta@purdue.edu
Barrett Caldwell (By Courtesy)
Professor Of Industrial Engineering
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
GRIS 228D
(765) 494-5412
bscaldwell@purdue.edu
Christopher Goldenstein (By Courtesy)
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Ph.D., Stanford University, 2014
Jay Gore (By Courtesy)
Reilly University Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering
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.
Chaffee Hall, Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories (Mechanical Engineering)
(765) 494-0061
gore@purdue.edu
Briony Horgan (By Courtesy)
Associate Professor of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science
Associate Professor of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science; PhD, Cornell University, 2010
Nicole Key (By Courtesy)
Professor Of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Ph.D., Purdue University, 2007; Aerothermal aspects of turbomachinery, Axial and radial compressor performance, Experimental methods in fluid mechanics
ZUCR 126, ME 2149
(765) 494-2333
nkey@purdue.edu
Jan-Anders Mansson (By Courtesy)
Distinguished Professor Of Mse/Chem En
Distinguished Professor of Materials Engineering and Chemical Engineering; Co-Director of IN-MaC; PhD, Chalmers University of Technology
Terrence Meyer (By Courtesy)
Professor Of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering; PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001
David Minton (By Courtesy)
Associate Professor of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science
Associate Professor of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences; Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2009
Guillermo Paniagua (By Courtesy)
Professor Of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Ph.D., Universite Libre de Bruxelles, ‘02; Research areas: compact high speed turbomachinery; design, analysis (experimental-numerical), cavity and tip flows, flow control; high-speed propulsion; novel cycle development, intakes, boundary layer transition, combustion; development of measurement techniques and data processing.
(765) 494-1514
gpaniagua@purdue.edu
Carlo Scalo (By Courtesy)
Associate Professor Of Mechanical Engineering
Fabio Semperlotti (By Courtesy)
Professor Of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2009
(765) 494-5974
fsemperl@purdue.edu
Steven Son (By Courtesy)
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
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.
130 Chaffee Hall, Zucrow Labs
(765) 494-8208
sson@purdue.edu

Visiting Faculty

Paul Bevilaqua
Neil Armstrong Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Dara Entekhabi
Neil Armstrong Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Hashim Hassan
Visiting assistant professor
ARMS 3314
(765) 496-6509
hassan18@purdue.edu
David Wolf
Visiting Professor
Honorary Doctorate - Purdue University
Astronaut - STS 58, STS-86, STS-89, STS-112, STS-127

Adjunct Faculty

Daniel Dumbacher
Adjunct Professor
Executive Director of AIAA
MS Business Administration, University of Alabama, 1984
BS Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1981
Timothy Fisher
Adjunct faculty, Ph.D., Cornell University, 1998; Professor - UCLA, Nanoscale Transport Research Group
Sergey Gimelshein
Adjunct Associate Professor
Adjunct associate professor; Non-equilibrium flow simulations using Fluent-NEQ, PIC-MCC/DSMC for microscale combustion, space plumes/charging, hypersonics, plasma combustion, electric propulsion
Michael Grant
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Adjunct assistant professor; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012
Mark Grubelich
Adjunct Associate Professor
Pascal Hubert
Adjunct Professor
P.K. Imbrie
Adjunct Associate Professor
Adjunct faculty; Ph.D., Texas A&M, 2000
Vlastimil Kunc
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Team lead, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Mark Lewis
Adjunct Professor
Adjunct professor; ScD MIT; hypersonic aerodynamics and propulsion; vehicle design and optimization; engine-airframe integration; advanced space propulsion
Anastasios Lyrintzis
Adjunct Professor
Ph.D., Cornell, 1988
Belinda Marchand
Adjunct Associate Professor
Director of Astrodynamics and Space Systems R&D, Slingshot AErospace
Adjunct associate professor; Ph.D., Purdue University, 2007
Srdjan Simunovic
Adjunct Associate Professor
Research scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
David Spencer
Adjunct faculty
Adjunct associate professor; Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015; mission design, spacecraft relative motion, aeroassist technologies, mission operations, small satellite applications.
Henry Yang
Adjunct Professor
UCSB Chancellor and Distinguished Professor
Boris Yendler
Adjunct Associate Professor
Kirk Yerkes
Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Professor, Ph.D., University of Dayton, 1994

Emeritus Faculty

Dominick Andrisani
Emeritus Professor
John Drake
Professor Emeritus
Alten Grandt
Raisbeck Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Emeritus Faculty; Former Raisbeck Engineering Distinguished Professor for Engineering and Technology Integration; Ph.D., Illinois, 1971, damage-tolerant structures and materials, fatigue and fracture, aging aircraft.
Winthrop Gustafson
Professor Emeritus
Francis Marshall
Professor Emeritus
Charles Merkle
Professor Emeritus, Reilly Professor of Engineering
Professor Emeritus; Reilly Professor of Engineering; Ph.D., Princeton University, 1969, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Mechanics, Two Phase Flows, Propulsion Components and Systems
John Sullivan
Emeritus Professor
Emeritus Professor; Sc.D., MIT, 1973, experimental aerodynamics laser instrumentation, luminescent sensors for temperature and pressure measurements.
Chin-Teh Sun
Neil A. Armstrong Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Neil A. Armstrong Distinguished Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Northwestern, 1967, composites, fracture and fatigue, structural dynamics, smart materials and structures.
Terrence Weisshaar
Professor Emeritus
Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Stanford, 1971, aircraft structural mechanics, aeroelasticity, integrated design.
Marc Williams
Professor Emeritus
Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Princeton, 1975, aerodynamics, computational fluid mechanics.