Principal Investigator Nicole Key
Associate Head for Graduate Studies and
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
and Aeronautics and Astronautics (by courtesy)
PhD, Purdue University, 2007
MSME, Purdue University, 2002
BSAA, Purdue University, 2000
Research Scientist Lou Fangyuan
PhD, Purdue University, 2016
BSME, Xi'an Jiaotong, 2009
Research Scientist Yujun Leng
PhD, Purdue University, 2016
MSME, Purdue University, 2009
BE, National University of Singapore, 2006
Operations Engineer Andy Schmid
BSME, University of Applied Science Schaffhausen, 2009
Swiss-Certified Polymechanic, 2002



PhD Students Nicholas Kormanik
School of Mechanical Engineering
MSAA, Purdue University, 2017
BSME, Montana State University, 2015
BAMLL, Montana State University, 2015
Doug Matthews
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
MSAA, Purdue University, 2017
BSAE, Iowa State University, 2015
Matthew Meier
School of Mechanical Engineering
MSME, Purdue University, 2019
BSME, Purdue University Northwest, 2015
Andrew Cusator
School of Mechanical Engineering
BSME, University of Notre Dame, 2016



Master's Students William Brown
School of Mechanical Engineering
BSME, Purdue University, 2018
Matt Fuehne
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
BSAAE, Purdue University, 2018
Yu Ning Dai
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
BSME, University of Calgary, 2019
Nicole Prieto
School of Mechanical Engineering
BSME, Tennessee Tech University, 2014
Evan Bond
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
BSAE, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2019



Undergraduate Students Gus Caito
School of Mechanical Engineering



Affiliated Researchers

Will Gooding

PhD '20, MSME '17 Blue Origin

Trey Harrison

PhD '20, MSME '16 NASA Glenn Research Center

Nitya Kamdar

MSME '18 Cummins

Ruben Adkins-Rieck

MSAA '18 SpaceX

Amelia Brooks

MSME '17

Razvan Rusu

MSAA '17 Bombardier Aerospace

James Wallace

MSME '17 Pratt and Whitney

Cameron Davis

MSAA '17 Pratt and Whitney

Nyansafo Aye-Addo

MSAA '16 Purdue University

Jeanne Methel

MSAA '16 ONERA

Fangyuan Lou

PhD '16 Purdue University
PhD '15,  MSME '12 Penn State University

Matt Dolan

MSME '15 Alambic Investment Management

Natalie R. Smith

PhD '15,  MSAA '11 Southwest Research Institute

Dave Monk

MSME '14 Siemens Energy

Bryce Heckaman

MSME '14 Cummins

Bill Murray III

MSAA '14 Ursa Major Technologies

Patrick Ball

MSAA '13 The Aerospace Corporation

Evan Morrison

MSAA '13 Boeing

John Brossman

PhD '12 Blue Origin

Keith Miller

MSME '12 SpaceX

Anton Talalayev

MSME '11 Apple

Ryan Fleming

MSME '10 Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Jonathan Salontay

MSME '10 Wright-Patterson AFB

Kyle Miller

MSME '09 GE Aviation

N. Haris Md. Ishak

MSAA '09 Lotus Racing







High-Speed Compressor Research Laboratory, Purdue University