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Carson Slabaugh

Carson Slabaugh

Assistant Professor


Ph.D., Purdue University, 2014
M.S., University of Central Florida, 2010
B.S., University of Central Florida, 2009


701 W. Stadium Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

Office: ARMS 2035 and ZL3 106
Office Phone: (765) 494-3256


Prof. Slabaugh's research is focused on the physics of fluid mechanics and combustion in the operating regimes of advanced propulsion and energy systems. Ongoing projects cover a wide spectrum of topics; from fundamental exploration of turbulence-chemistry interactions to development of advanced combustion technologies for liquid rocket engines. The group also maintains a continuous effort in the advancement of high-bandwidth (typically, laser-based) measurement techniques to non-intrusively probe the physics of these complex, reacting flows. Please visit our website for more information about the group and our work.

Research Areas

Propulsion: rockets, gas turbines, sc/ramjets, rotating detonation engines
Combustion: detonation physics, turbulent combustion, thermo-acoustic instabilities
Fluid mechanics: turbulence, acoustics, multi-phase and supercritical flows
Optical diagnostics and signal processing: advanced laser sources, cross-platform verification and validation