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AAE Prof. Jonathan Poggie wins 2017 W. A. Gustafson Award

AAE Professor Jonathan Poggie is the winner of the prestigious 2017 W. A. Gustafson Award for Outstanding Teaching.
AAE Professor Jonathan Poggie

AAE Professor Jonathan Poggie is the winner of the prestigious 2017 W. A. Gustafson Award for Outstanding Teaching.

The recipient of this award is selected by the juniors and seniors of the AAE student body. It is made possible by the interest and generosity of friends and alumni of the school.

Professor Poggie’s research interests have encompassed the experimental, computational, and theoretical aspects of fluid dynamics and plasma physics. Current work in his research group focuses on turbulence in compressible flow, large-scale separation unsteadiness, and electrical discharges for flow control.

“I am grateful to be honored by the AAE juniors and seniors with the W. A. Gustafson Teaching Award, especially since my course, AAE 334 Aerodynamics, is required and rigorous,” Poggie says. “I am strongly committed to excellence in teaching, and to the future success of Purdue students. Based on my own career experience as a research engineer, my classes emphasize fundamental understanding, practical techniques, and a broad context for our work. Our graduates should begin their careers feeling well prepared for the technical challenges ahead.”

Three additional faculty members were also nominated for the W.A. Gustafson Award for Outstanding Teaching: Professors James Longuski, Tyler Tallman and Karen Marais.