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Terrence R. Meyer

Terrence Meyer

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088

Office: ME 3003A

Degrees

  • BME, University of Minnesota at Minneapolis-St. Paul, 1993
  • MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997
  • PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001

Research Interests

  • Laser spectroscopy and imaging for combustion, sprays, energetics, hypersonics, plasmas, and non-equilibrium flows
  • Applications to gas-turbine, rocket, internal combustion, and scramjet engine performance, efficiency, and emissions
  • Thermal-fluid behavior at the extremes, including turbulent, high-temperature, high-pressure, multiphase, and non-equilibrium reacting flows

Awards and Recognitions

  • Editor’s Pick in Optics Letters, 2019
  • Purdue University list of Outstanding Engineering Teachers in 2016 and 2018
  • Chair, Graduate Admissions Fellowships Subcommittee, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2017-present
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2017
  • Technical Vice-Chair (2017-2019), Gordon Research Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Energy and Combustion Science (formerly Laser Diagnostics in Combustion)
  • Technical Chair (2018-2019), Aerodynamic Measurement Technology (AMT) Committee, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition
  • Visiting Professor, Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT), 2010-present
  • NSF CAREER Award, Combustion, Fire, and Plasma Systems, 2011-2015.
  • Best Presentation, 26th Annual Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems (ILASS)-Americas Conference, 2014
  • William and Virginia Binger Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 2011-2012
  • Best Paper, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Subcommittee on Active Optical Sensing, 2011
  • General Co-Chair, 2010-2012, and Program Co-Chair, 2008-2010, Optical Society of America's Conference on Laser Applications to Chemical, Security, and Environmental Analysis
  • Chair, 2009-2010, and Vice-Chair, 2008-2009, Optical Society of America's Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Subcommittee on Active Optical Sensing
  • Co-editor, Applied Optics Special Issue, Laser Applications to Chemical, Security, and Environmental Analysis, 2011.
  • Sub-committee Chair for Award Nominations, Aerodynamic Measurement Technology Technical Committee, AIAA, 2009-2015
  • Gordon Research Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Combustion, Invited Lectures in 2007 and 2011, and Hot Topics Invited Talks in 2005 and 2009
  • Cover feature for Applied Optics, 2003, Applied Spectroscopy, 2007, and Applied Optics, 2009
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2006
  • Chair, Ohio Valley Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, 2005-2006
  • AIAA Dayton-Cincinnati Section Outstanding Technical Contribution Award, 2003
  • AIAA Foundation Graduate Award in Fluid Dynamics (PhD dissertation), 2001
  • Graduate Fellowships: Ford Foundation, 2000, NSF, 1994-1997, University of Illinois Foundation, 1994-1997

Ten Select Publications

A. Douglawi, A. McMaster, M.E. Paciaroni, J.B. Michael, B.R. Halls, J.R. Gord, and T.R. Meyer, "Tracer-free liquid-vapor imaging using lifetime-filtered planar laser-induced fluorescence," Opt. Lett. 44(8), 2101-2104, 2019; doi:10.1364/OL.44.002101.

A. Douglawi, V. Athmanathan, M.N. Slipchenko, J.R. Gord, and T.R. Meyer, "Lifetime-filtered laser-induced exciplex fluorescence for crosstalk-free liquid-vapor imaging," Opt. Lett. 44(6), 1399-1402, 2019; doi:10.1364/OL.44.001399 (Highlighted as Editor's Pick).

K. Arafat Rahman, V. Athmanathan, M.N. Slipchenko, S. Roy, J.R. Gord, Z. Zhang, and T.R. Meyer, "Quantitative femtosecond, two-photon laser-induced fluorescence of atomic oxygen in high-pressure flames," Appl. Opt. 58(8), 1984-1990, 2019; doi:10.1364/AO.58.001984.

K.A. Rahman, K.S. Patel, M.N. Slipchenko, T.R. Meyer, Z. Zhang, Y. Wu, J.R. Gord, S. Roy "Femtosecond, two-photon, laser-induced fluorescence (TP-LIF) measurement of CO in high-pressure flames," Appl. Opt. 57(20), 5666-5671, 2018; doi:10.1364/AO.57.005666.

G. Paniagua, D. Cuadrado, J. Saavedra, V. Andreoli, T. Meyer, J.P. Solano, R. Herrero, S. Meyer, and D. Lawrence, "Design of the Purdue experimental turbine aerothermal laboratory for optical and surface aero-thermal measurements," J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 141(1), 012601, 2018; doi: 10.1115/1.4040683.

B.R. Halls, J.R. Gord, L.E. Schultz, W.C. Slowman, M.D.A. Lightfoot, S. Roy, and T.R. Meyer, "Quantitative 10-50 kHz X-ray Radiography of Liquid Spray Distributions Using a Rotating-Anode Tube Source," Int. J. Multiphas. Flow 109, 123-130, 2018; doi: j.ijmultiphaseflow.2018.07.014.

H.U. Stauffer, K.A. Rahman, M.N. Slipchenko, S. Roy, J.R. Gord, and T.R. Meyer, "Interference-free hybrid fs/ps vibrational CARS thermometry in high-pressure flames," Opt. Lett. 43(20), 4911-4914, 2018; doi: 10.1364/OL.43.004911.

K.A. Rahman, K.S. Patel, M.N. Slipchenko, T.R. Meyer, Z. Zhang, Y. Wu, J.R. Gord, S. Roy "Femtosecond, two-photon, laser-induced fluorescence (TP-LIF) measurement of CO in high-pressure flames," Appl. Opt. 57(20), 5666-5671, 2018; doi:10.1364/AO.57.005666.

U. Retzer, R. Pan, T. Werblinski, F.T.J. Huber, M.N. Slipchenko, T.R. Meyer, L. Zigan, S. Will, "Burst mode OH/CH2O planar laser-induced fluorescence imaging of the heat release zone in an unsteady flame," Opt. Express 26(14), 18105-18114, 2018; doi:10.1364/OE.26.018105

B. R. Halls, P. S. Hsu, S. Roy, T. R. Meyer, and J. R. Gord, "Two-color volumetric laser-induced fluorescence of OH and temperature in turbulent reacting flows," Opt. Lett. 43(12), 2961-2964, 2018; doi:10.1364/OL.43.002961.