Aerospace Engineering Associated Faculty

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S. N. Balakrishnan
Curators' Distinguished Professor
271 Toomey Hall

Guidance, stability, control and estimation, pattern recognition, stochastic processes, optimization, neural network applications to control, numerical methods and design.
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K. Chandrashekhara
Curators' Distinguished Professor
188 Toomey Hall

Composite materials, smart structures, nanocomposites, biocomposites, structural dynamics, finite element analysis, damage monitoring, composite manufacturing and experimental characterization. 
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Lokeswarappa Dharani
Curators' Distinguished Professor
333 Toomey Hall

Aircraft structures, fracture mechanics, fatigue and failure analysis; micromechanics; composite materials and structures; process modeling of ceramic matrix composites; friction and wear of composites; and fracture of laminated glazing.
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Kyle DeMars
Assistant Professor
337 Toomey Hall

Stochastic estimation and control theory; information theory; nonlinear uncertainty propagation and rectification; autonomous guidance, navigation, and control of aerospace vehicles; orbit determination, data association, conjunction assessment, and collision avoidance; attitude dynamics, determination, and control; autonomous sensor management; high-fidelity dynamical and observational modeling.
 Duan Small Thumbnail Lian Duan
Assistant Professor
231 Toomey Hall
Direct numerical simulation (DNS) and large eddy simulation (LES), high-speed transitional and turbulent flows, chemically reacting flows, laminar flow control and turbulent drag reduction, and large-scale, high performance computing.
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Curators' Distinguished Professor
280 Toomey Hall
Noise control, acoustics, vibrations, aircraft structural dynamics and aeroelasticity, systems and control.
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Associate Professor 
290B Toomey Hall
 Aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), hypersonics, uncertainty quantification, multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO), flow control, robust design and numerical methods.
  K. M. Isaac
Professor/Associate Chair of Aerospace Engineering
194G Toomey Hall

Fluid dynamics, aero-structure interaction and control, active flow control, unmanned air vehicles (UAV), electrochemical magnetohydrodynamics-based microfluidics, CFD simulation of transport phenomena.

 Mac Sithigh thumbnail Gearoid Mac Sithigh
Associate Professor
182 Toomey Hall
Finite elasticity, viscoelasticity, liquid crystal hydrodynamics, solid and continuum mechanics.
 Pernicka thumbnail Henry Pernicka
Associate Professor
331 Toomey Hall

Astrodynamics, orbital mechanics, spacecraft design, spacecraft mission design, satellite attitude dynamics, nonlinear analysis, dynamics and control, optimization.

 Riggins thumbnail David Riggins
Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor 
184 Toomey Hall
Fluid dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, hypersonic propulsion systems, computational analysis of jet mixing, flow losses and mixing enhancement in combustors, aircraft gas turbine ramjet propulsion systems and scramjet performance.
 Faculty Josh Rovey Joshua Rovey
Associate Professor/Associate Chair of Graduate Affairs
194C Toomey Hall
Plasma aerospace applications, advanced space propulsion, plasma aerodynamics and flow control, plasma-enhanced combustion, applications to energy systems, hypersonics/re-entry body plasma interactions, plasma physics and rarefied gas dynamics.
Faculty Wojnar Charles S. Wojnar
Assistant Professor
233A Toomey Hall
Aerospace structures, active materials, mechanics of materials, continuum mechanics, micromechanics, manufacturing, experimental and computational solid mechanics.