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Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Alina Alexeenko
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.
ARMS 3231
(765) 496-1864
William Anderson
2014 - Associate Head of Undergraduate Programs
Professor Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University 1996. Chemical propulsion and design methodologies
ARMS 3301
(765) 496-2658
Sally Bane
Assistant Professor
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.
ARMS 3219
(765) 494-9364
Gregory Blaisdell
Professor; Ph.D., Stanford, 1991, computational fluid mechanics, transition and turbulence.
ARMS 3215
(765) 494-1490
Weinong Chen
Reilly Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics & Materials Engineering
Aeronautics and Astronautics Associate Head for Graduate Education
Joint appointment with Materials Engineering
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 3323
(765) 494-1788
Steven Collicott
Professor; Ph.D., Stanford, 1991, experimental fluid mechanics, low-gravity fluid dynamics, optical diagnostics, applied optics.
ARMS 3227
(765) 494-2339
Martin Corless
Professor; Ph.D., Berkeley, 1984, dynamics, systems, control.
ARMS 3333
(765) 494-7411
William 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.
ARMS 3209
(765) 496-2872
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
Daniel Dumbacher
Professor of Practice
Professor of Practice, Systems of Systems
MS Business Administration, University of Alabama, 1984
BS Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1981
Arthur Frazho
Professor; Ph.D., Michigan, 1977, Control Systems.
ARMS 3201
(765) 494-5976
Carolin Frueh
Assistant Professor
Assistant 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.
Armstrong Hall 3309
(765) 494-7436
James Garrison
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (by courtesy)
Associate 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 3331
(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 3233
(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 3211
(765) 494-0687
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 3207
(765) 494-5143
Karen Marais
Associate Professor
Associate Professor; Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005, safety and risk analysis, financial modeling of engineering systems, environmental impacts of technology.
ARMS 3325
(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, Gene Transcription Networks, Formation Control.
ARMS 3212
(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
Associate Professor
ARMS 3203
(765) 496-0614
Timothée Pourpoint
Associate Professor
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.
Chaffee Hall, Room 116 & ARMS 3216
(765) 494-9423
Li Qiao
Associate Professor
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.
ARMS 3221
(765) 494-2040
Michael Sangid

Elmer F. Bruhn Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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
ARMS 3329
(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
Tom Shih
J. William Uhrig and Anastasia Vournas Head and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Professor and AAE Head; Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 1981; CFD, modeling and simulation of problems in aerodynamics and propulsion.
ARMS 3317
(765) 494-3006
Carson Slabaugh
Assistant Professor
ARMS 3333 (Campus) and CHAF 125 (Zucrow)
(765) 494-3256
David Spencer
Associate Professor
Associate Professor; Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015; mission design, spacecraft relative motion, aeroassist technologies, mission operations, small satellite applications.
ARMS 3233
(765) 494-8774
John Sullivan
Professor; Sc.D., MIT, 1973, experimental aerodynamics laser instrumentation, luminescent sensors for temperature and pressure measurements.
ARMS 3229
(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; multi-functional materials, smart structures, structural health monitoring, distributed sensing, nanotechnology, and tomographic imaging.
ARMS 3214
(765) 494-2490
Vikas Tomar
Professor and University Faculty Scholar
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
ARMS 3205
(765) 494-3423
Haifeng Wang
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor; Ph.D. Cornell University, 2010; Turbulence and combustion modeling; Computational fluid dynamics; High-performance computing;
ARMS 3213
(765) 494-4093
Wenbin Yu
PhD, Georgia Tech, 2002. Technical area: structural mechanics and micromechanics; application area: advanced structures and materials
ARMS 3321
(765) 494-5142

Research Faculty

Johnathan Goodsell
Research Assistant Professor
IMI Room 116
(765) 496-0562

Courtesy Faculty

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; CIVL G175
(765) 494-5412
Timothy Fisher (By Courtesy)
James G. Dwyer Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Ph.D., Cornell University, 1998; Heat Transfer, Nanotechnology
(765) 494-5627
Jay Gore
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
Nicole Key (By Courtesy)
Professor Of Mechanical Engineering
Assistant 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
Steven Landry (By Courtesy)
Associate Head in Industrial Engineering and Associate Professor
Associate Head in Industrial Engineering and Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering; Ph.D., Georgia Tech, 2004
(765) 494-6256
Henry Melosh (By Courtesy)
Distinguished Professor EAS/Physics
Distinguished Professor EAS/Physics, Ph.D. Caltech 1972, Ramifications of impact cratering, Planetary Tectonics, Physics of earthquakes and landslides
CIVL 3237
(765) 494-3290
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
Fabio Semperlotti
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

Alberto Da Silva Mello Junior
Visiting Associate Professor
Ph.D. - University of Texas at Austin, 2003; Topics of interest: Physics of fatigue crack initiation; microscale plastic strain accumulation; fatigue under aggressive environment; digital image correlation; damage tolerance analysis; aircraft fatigue life extension; experimental mechanics.
ARMS 3238
(765) 494-0418
Sarag Saikia
Visiting Assistant Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor, Ph.D. 2015. Research interests: Spacecraft aerocapture, entry, descent, and landing; design of planetary probes and instrument concepts; advanced spacecraft concepts (e.g. mobility technologies); early mission concept formulation; and human exploration missions leading to the colonization of Mars.
WANG 4052
David Wolf
Visiting Professor

Adjunct Faculty

David Filmer
Adjunct Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Adjunct Professor; Ph.D., Wisconsin, 1961, satellite design, ground station design for acquisition of satellite data
ARMS 3210
(765) 496-6936
Michael Grant
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012; Hypersonic Aerodynamics, Atmospheric Flight Mechanics, Guidance Design, Trajectory Optimization, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Mission Design.
ARMS 3223
(765) 494-4054
P.K. Imbrie
Director, Undergraduate Academic Programs
Dwight Look College of Engineering
Texas A&M University
Adjunct Associate Professor; Ph.D., Texas A & M, 2000, Piezo-spectroscopy, Thermal Barrier Coatings, Constitutive modeling, Experimental Mechanics.
Anastasios Lyrintzis
Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Embry-Riddle, Daytona Beach, FL
Adjunct Professor; Ph.D., Cornell, 1988, computational aeroacoustics, aerodynamics, with applications to rotorcraft and jet flows.
Belinda Marchand
Adjunct Associate Professor
Ph.D. Purdue University, 2007
John Rusek
Research Director, Swift Enterprises, Ltd.
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve, 1983, Propulsion, Energy Conversion, Power Generation.
Boris Yendler
Adjunct Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Adjunct Professor; Ph.D. Leningrad State University, USSR; Thermal Management for space applications, conventional and advanced heat pipes, modeling techniques and new materials (composites, adhesive, etc.) used for thermal management; Propulsion Systems
Kirk Yerkes
Energy Science and Integration Research Advisor
Energy, Power, Thermal Division, Propulsion Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory
Adjunct Professor; Ph.D., University of Dayton, 1994

Emeritus Faculty

Dominick Andrisani
Emeritus Professor
Associate Professor; Ph.D., SUNY at Buffalo, 1979, Estimation, Control, Dynamics.
WANG 4050
(765) 494-5135
John Drake
Professor Emeritus
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.
ARMS 3235
(765) 494-5141
Czeslaw Kentzer
Professor Emeritus
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
George Palmer
Professor Emeritus
Chin-Teh Sun
Neil A. Armstrong Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Neil A. Armstrong Distinguished Professor; Ph.D., Northwestern, 1967, composites, fracture and fatigue, structural dynamics, smart materials and structures.
ARMS 3335
(765) 494-5130
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.