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Papa Aye (Nyansafo) Aye-Addo

PhD Student of Aerospace Engineering

Nyansafo enjoys playing percussion instruments and piano. He also likes dancing, potlucks and playing basketball.


Lakshya Bhatnagar

PhD Student of Mechanical Engineering

Lakshya likes sci fi ,travelling and eating. On a break you can find him hiking, running or cooking.


James Braun

Postdoctoral Research Associate

James snowboards the mountains in the winter, enjoys sunny countries in summer and likes cooking.


David Gonzalez Cuadrado

Senior Research Administrator

David enjoys playing sports and eating the food that his teammates cook for him. Also wine and beer.


Jordan Fisher

PhD Student of Aerospace Engineering

Jordan enjoy training in powerlifting, classical piano, gourmet cooking and hiking with his dog Cosmo.


Guillermo Paniagua

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Guillermo enjoys reading biographies, contact with nature, trekking, cycling or skying, followed by good meals.


Iman Rahbari

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Iman likes traveling, hanging out with friends, and tasting new cuisines. He also enjoys listening to music and singing along.


Michael Butzen

MS Student of Aerospace Engineering

Michael enjoys cooking and eating new foods, hiking, ice fishing, paintball, and game nights with family and friends.


Francisco Lozano

PhD Student of Mechanical Engineering

Francisco enjoys reading, listening to music, traveling, learning new languages and cycling.


Santiago Salinas

MS Student of Aerospace Engineering

Santiago enjoys learning about mechanical watches, traveling to new places and trying new food.


Aubrey McKelvy

MS Student of Mechanical Engineering

Aubrey likes to ride motorcycles when it’s not snowing, ski when it is snowing, and play piano.


Syed Shoiab

MS Student of Aerospace Engineering

Shoiab likes listening music and watching movies. Also enjoys playing football and chess and hanging out with friends


Ryan Bohr

MS Student of Aerospace Engineering

Ryan enjoys photography, hiking, traveling with friends, and discovering new music.


Antonio Castillo Sauca

MS Student of Aerospace Engineering

Antonio is an enthusiast of ski touring, hiking, and climbing. He enjoys admiring the scenery from mountain summits.


Swapnil Ingale

Research Associate

Swapnil loves to read web novels, play volleyball, cook food and hang out with friends

Undergraduate Researchers


Martin Degener

BS Student of Aerospace Engineering

Martin likes reading, playing football (soccer), travelling and hanging out with friends


Nick Long

BS Student of Aerospace Engineering

Nick likes to spend time with his friends and family while traveling, enjoying a good meal, or playing board games


Mattew Nichols

BS Student of Aerospace Engineering

Matthew enjoys backpacking, cooking new foods, solving problems with programming and listening to music.


Scott Giammatteo

BS Student of Aerospace Engineering

Scott enjoys running, camping, and amateur sport rocketry. He also likes tinkering with his 3D printer.

Antonio Rebassa

BS Student of Aerospace Engineering

Austin Barrow

BS Student of Aerospace Engineering

Asato Reese

BS Student of Mechanical Engineering

Ivanka Carbajal

BS Student of Mechanical Engineering

Past Members

Valeria Andreoli

PhD 2019, Postdoc 2020

"Cooled turbine tip design: Aerothermal optimization for engine transients"

Jorge Saavedra

PhD 2018, Postdoc 2020

"Determining the dynamic scales of the boundary layer and flow separation inception: Analysis towards efficient flow control"

Zhe Liu

PhD 2019

"Characterization of axial turbines for pressure gain combustion"

Paht Juangphanich

PhD 2019

"Bio-inspired optimization of a turbine stage"

Jorge Sousa

PhD 2016, Postdoc 2016

"Supersonic turbine design"

Cis De Maesschalck

PhD 2016, Postdoc 2016

"Design, Analysis, Optimization and Control of Rotor Tip Flows"

Daniel Inman

MS 2020

"Particle Image Velocimetry in a High Pressure Turbine stage at aerodynamically engine representative conditions"

Shawn Willette

MS 2019

"On the design of a fast opening valve for rapid release of a pressure differential within Ludwieg Tubes"

Udit Vyas

MS 2019

"Aerodynamic optimization of compact engine intakes for high subsonic speed turbofan applications"

Shengqi Lu

MS 2018

"Development of high frequency virtual thermocouples"

Jose David Ramirez

MS 2020

Siddhant Joshi

MS 2020

Nathan Humbert

MS 2019

Val Joiner

MS 2019

Hongyi Shao

MS 2018

Naga Tejadeep Kalipi

MS 2018

Yutao Zheng

MS 2016

Past Undergraduate Members

Nicholas Schmidt

(Fall 2019)

Diego Martinez

(Fall 2017, Spring 2018)

Eric Schweitzer

(Fall 2016, Spring 2017)

Vinicius Mapelli

(Summer 2015)

Jack Boes

(Summer 2015)

Leonardo Facchini

(Spring 2020)

Clement Villegas

(Spring, Fall 2018)

Matthew Hersey

(Summer, Fall 2016)

Hugo Lui

(Summer 2015)

Yuhan Roh

(Spring, Summer, Fall 2018)

Patrick Krane

(Spring 2017)

Robert Meyer

(Summer, Fall 2016, Spring 2017)

Andre Oliveira

(Summer 2015)

Kiran Prabakar

(Spring 2018)

Tanvi Sawant

(Fall 2016, Spring 2017)

Andres Porro Carvalhar

(Spring, Fall 2016)

Sudeep Sai

(Summer 2015)

Visiting Scholars

Ruth Herrero

Pol. University of Cartagena
(05/01/2016 – 08/01/2016)

Juan Pedro Solano

Pol. University of Cartagena
(05/01/2016 – 08/01/2016)

Yingzhu Wang

Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (3/25/2019 – 6/29/2019)

Alejandro Martinez Cava

Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (9/3/2018 – 11/9/2018)

Lukas Inhestern

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (6/1/2018 – 9/30/2018)

Ivan Padilla

von Karman Institute
(1/13/2018 – 04/05/2018)