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, microflows/MEMS, smallsat aerothermodynamics and micropropulsion, vacuum-based manufacturing.
ARMS 3231
(765) 496-1864
William Anderson
Professor; Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University 1996. Chemical propulsion and design methodologies
ARMS 3301
(765) 496-2658
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
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
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
Steven Collicott
Professor; Ph.D., Stanford, 1991, experimental fluid mechanics, low-gravity fluid dynamics, optical diagnostics, applied optics.
ARMS 2039
(765) 494-2339
Martin Corless
Professor; Ph.D., Berkeley, 1984, dynamics, systems, control.
ARMS 3333
(765) 494-7411
William Crossley
J. William Uhrig and Anastasia Vournas Head of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Professor; Ph.D., Arizona State, 1995, optimal design methods, genetic algorithms and aerospace applications, aircraft and rotorcraft conceptual design, composite and smart structure design.
ARMS 2023
(765) 496-2872
Ran Dai
Associate Professor
Associate professor; Ph.D., Auburn University
(765) 496-5243
Daniel DeLaurentis
Professor; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998; Design Methods, Aerospace Systems and Flight Vehicles; System-of-Systems.
ARMS 3225
(765) 494-0694
James Doyle
Professor; Ph.D., Illinois, 1977, structural dynamics, experimental mechanics, inverse problems, wave propagation.
ARMS 3327
(765) 494-5145
Arthur Frazho
Professor; Ph.D., Michigan, 1977, Control Systems.
ARMS 3333
(765) 494-5976
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
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
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
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
Inseok Hwang
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
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
James Longuski
Professor, Ph.D., Michigan, 1979, spacecraft dynamics, orbit mechanics, control, orbit decay and reentry.
ARMS 3220
(765) 494-5139
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
Sergey Macheret
Professor; Ph.D., Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy, 1985; plasmas and electric discharges, plasma actuators for active aerodynamic control, microplasmas, 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
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
Shaoshuai Mou
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor; Ph.D. Yale University, 2014; Distributed Control of Multi-Agent Networks, Distributed Optimization, UAVs Design and Collaboration.
ARMS 3329
(765) 494-2546
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
Jonathan Poggie
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
Timothée Pourpoint
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
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
Michael Sangid

Elmer F. Bruhn Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics/Prof of Materials Engineering
Elmer F. Bruhn Associate 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
Steven 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.
Room 13C AERO (Hangar 3) & ARMS 3216
(765) 494-3343
Alexey Shashurin
Assistant 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
Carson Slabaugh
Assistant Professor
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
John Sullivan
Professor; Sc.D., MIT, 1973, experimental aerodynamics laser instrumentation, luminescent sensors for temperature and pressure measurements.
ARMS 3229 and Room 2 AERO
(765) 494-0776
Dengfeng Sun
Associate Professor
Associate 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
ARMS 3217
(765) 494-5718
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
Vikas Tomar
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
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
Wenbin Yu
PhD, Georgia Tech, 2002. Technical area: structural mechanics, micromechanics, multiscale constitutive modeling
ARMS 3321
(765) 494-5142
Dianyun Zhang
Assistant Professor Aeronautics And Astronautics
Assistant professor; Ph.D., University of Michigan
(765) 496-5231

Research Faculty

Brandon Chynoweth
Research Assistant Professor
Research assistant professor

Continuing Lecturers

Waterloo Tsutsui
Lecturer and Lab Coordinator
Lecturer and Lab Coordinator; Ph.D, Purdue, 2017; Energy Storage Systems, Battery Design, Multifunctional Structures and Materials Design, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
ARMS 3312
(765) 496-2192

Courtesy Faculty

Andres Arrieta Diaz (By Courtesy)
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Ph.D., University of Bristol, United Kingdom, '10; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ETH Zurich, '12
ME 3061H, HLAB 1004
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
(765) 494-5412
Christopher Goldenstein (By Courtesy)
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Ph.D., Stanford University, 2014
Jay Gore (By Courtesy)
Vincent P. Reilly Professor in Combustion 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
Briony Horgan (By Courtesy)
Associate Professor of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science
Associate Professor of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science; PhD, Cornell University, 2010
Jingwei Hu (By Courtesy)
Associate professor, Department of Mathematics
Associate professor, Department of Mathematics; PhD, University of Wisconsin, 2011
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
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)
Assistant Professor of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science
Assistant Professor of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences; Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2009
Guillermo Paniagua (By Courtesy)
Professor Of Mechanical Engr
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
Carlo Scalo (By Courtesy)
Assistant Professor Of Mechanical Engr
Fabio Semperlotti (By Courtesy)
Assistant Professor Of Mechanical Engr
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2009
(765) 494-5974
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

Visiting Faculty

Paul Bevilaqua
Neil Armstrong Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Dara Entekhabi
Neil Armstrong Distinguished Visiting Fellow
James Goppert
Visiting Assistant Professor
Justin Mansell
Visiting Assistant Professor
Smriti Nandan Paul
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ali Raz
Visiting Assistant Professor
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
Michael Grant
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012
P.K. Imbrie
Adjunct Associate Professor
Ph.D., Texas A & M, 2000
Vlastimil Kunc
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Team lead, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Anastasios Lyrintzis
Adjunct Professor
Ph.D., Cornell, 1988
Belinda Marchand
Adjunct Associate Professor
President and CTO, Progalaxia
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
Ph.D., University of Dayton, 1994

Emeritus Faculty

Dominick Andrisani
Emeritus Professor
Emeritus Professor
John Drake
Professor Emeritus
David Filmer
Adjunct Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Wisconsin, 1961, satellite design, ground station design for acquisition of satellite data
Alten Grandt
Raisbeck Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Former Raisbeck Engineering Distinguished Professor for Engineering and Technology Integration; Ph.D., Illinois, 1971, damage-tolerant structures and materials, fatigue and fracture, aging aircraft.
WANG 4506
(765) 494-5141
Francis Marshall
Professor Emeritus
Charles Merkle
Professor Emeritus, Reilly Professor of Engineering
Joint appointment with Mechanical Engineering
Professor Emeritus; Reilly Professor of Engineering; Ph.D., Princeton University, 1969, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Mechanics, Two Phase Flows, Propulsion Components and Systems
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.
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