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Zucrow Faculty

William E. Anderson
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Chemical propulsion and design methodologies

Sally Bane
Associate Professor Of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (by Courtesy)
James Braun
Research Assistant Professor

Pressure gain combustion
High-speed internal flows
Aero-thermal focus on the integration of experiments with computational fluid dynamics

Jun Chen
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Experimental fluid dynamics
Development of flow diagnostic techniques
Flow dynamics in stratified environment
Turbulent flow measurements and modeling

CHAF 129, ME 2145, HLAB 1004
Christopher S. Goldenstein
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Laser-absorption spectroscopy, laser-induced fluorescence, & IR imaging sensors for gas temperature, pressure, velocity, and chemical species
Molecular spectroscopy, photophysics, & energy transfer in gases
Energetic materials (e.g., explosives & propellants) detection & combustion
Combustion and propulsion systems (small and large scale)
Biomedical sensing

Jay P. Gore
Reilly University Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Sustainable energy and environment
Combustion and turbulent reacting flows
Combustion and heat transfer in materials
Biomedical flows and heat transfer
Global policy research

CHAF 215, ME 3166
Veeraraghava Raju Hasti
Research Assistant Professor

Application of Artificial Intelligence for Data-Driven Modeling, Analysis, Optimization, and Control
Physics Informed Machine Learning and Reduced-Order Modeling
Turbulence, Combustion, Sprays, and Particle Laden Flows
Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling and Simulation
Computational Fluid Dynamics and High-Performance Computing
Energy Systems Modeling, Multi-Criteria Analysis and Decision Making
Renewable Energy and Smart Energy Systems

Stephen Heister
Raisbeck Engineering Distinguished Professor for Engineering and Technology Integration
Nicole Key
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, by courtesy in Aeronautics and Astronautics

Aerothermal aspects of turbomachinery
Axial and radial compressor performance
Experimental methods in fluid mechanics

CHAF 120, ME 1003H
Robert P. Lucht
Ralph and Bettye Bailey Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Director of Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories

Laser diagnostics
Diode-laser-based sensors
Gas turbine and internal engine combustion
Materials processing and synthesis
Combustion science
Fluid mechanics and heat transfer

Monique McClain
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dissimilar material 3D printing
Additive manufacturing of energetic materials
Additive manufacturing of materials for high temperature applications
Quality control in additive manufacturing

Terrence R. Meyer
Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics (by Courtesy)

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

Guillermo Paniagua
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics (by Courtesy)

Compact high speed turbomachinery: Design, analysis (experimental-numerical), cavity and tip flows, flow control
High speed propulsion: Novel cycle development, intakes, nozzles, rotating detonation combustors
Development of measurement techniques and data processing

Davin Piercey
Assistant Professor of Materials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

Synthesis of energetic materials
Chemistry of nitrogen-rich compounds
Characterization of explosives, propellants, and pyrotechnics
Electrochemical synthesis
Thermochemistry of energetic material synthesis
Reactive and agent defeat materials

Timothee Pourpoint
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Aerospace propulsion systems
Rocket engine combustors
Liquid propellant injection systems
Hypergolic propellants
High pressure and hydrogen storage systems

Li Qiao
Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics by courtesy in Mechanical Engineering
Carson Slabaugh
Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Mikhail Slipchenko
Research Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Chaffee Hall 228
Steven F. Son
Alfred J. McAllister Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Multiphase combustion, particularly related to propellants, explosives, and pyrotechnics
Nanoscale composite energetic materials
Advanced energetic materials
Microscale combustion

CHAF 130, ME 3003D

Zucrow Staff

Aditya Anilkumar
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Venkatasubramanian Athmanathan
Research Scientist, Zucrow Labs
Zucrow Labs
Lakshya Bhatnagar
Research Scientist, Zucrow Labs
Michael Butzen
Research Engineer, Zucrow Labs
Jason Gabl
Senior Test Engineer
Pallavi Gajjar
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Rohan Gejji
Research Engineer
Deborah Johnson
Senior Administrative Assistant, Zucrow Labs
Toby Lamb
Aerospace Prototyping Specialist
Yujun Leng
Research Scientist, Zucrow Labs
Timothy Manship
Lead Research Engineer
Robert McGuire
Technical Services Supervisor, Zucrow Labs
Chad Meltzer
Senior Engineering Laboratory Technici
Scott Meyer
Managing Director for Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories
Zucrow ZL3 High Pressure Lab
Michelle Moody
Lead Operations Clerk
Christopher Nilsen
Associate Propulsion Dbt Engineer
Blake Nydegger
Engineering Laboratory Technician
Andreas Schmid
Operations Engineer
David Tibbo
Senior Research Engineer
Catriona White
Senior Test Engineer
Brandon Yant
Research Engineer, Zucrow Labs
Tanbo Zhou
Graduate Research Assistant
Zhenghao Zhu
Senior Test Engineer