Aerospace

 Associated Faculty 

 
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S. N. Balakrishnan
Curators' Distinguished Professor
271 Toomey Hall
bala@mst.edu
573-341-4675 

Guidance, stability, control and estimation, pattern recognition, stochastic processes, optimization, neural network applications to control, numerical methods and design.

Associated Laboratories

Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Aerospace Simulations Laboratory

Composite Manufacturing Laboratory

Friction Materials Processing Laboratory

Acoustics Laboratory

Friction/Impact Testing Laboratory

Aerospace Plasma Laboratory

Space Systems Engineering Laboratory  

  
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K. Chandrashekhara
Curators' Distinguished Professor
188 Toomey Hall
chandra@mst.edu
573-341-4587 

Composite materials, smart structures, nanocomposites, biocomposites, structural dynamics, finite element analysis, damage monitoring, composite manufacturing and experimental characterization.
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Kyle DeMars
Assistant Professor
337 Toomey Hall
demarsk@mst.edu
573-341-4884 

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.  
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Lokeswarappa Dharani
Curators' Distinguished Professor
333 Toomey Hall
dharani@mst.edu
573-341-6504

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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Xiaoping Du
Associate Professor
272 Toomey Hall
dux@mst.edu
573-341-7249 

Design optimization, multidisciplinary optimization design, probabilistic/statistical methods, system/structural reliability, robust design, kinematics, mechanism synthesis, and petroleum machinery.    
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Lian Duan
Assistant Professor
231 Toomey Hall
duanl@mst.edu
573-341-7682 

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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Walter Eversman
Curators' Distinguished Professor
280 Toomey Hall
eversman@mst.edu
573-341-4670 

Noise control, acoustics, vibrations, aircraft structural dynamics and aeroelasticity, systems and control.    
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Serhat Hosder
Associate Professor
290B Toomey Hall 
hosders@mst.edu
573-341-7239 

Aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), hypersonics, uncertainty quantification, multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO), flow control, robust design, numerical methods.    
 

K. M. Isaac
Professor/Associate Chair of Aerospace Engineering
194G Toomey Hall
isaac@mst.edu
573-341-4604 

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

   
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Gearoid Mac Sithigh
Associate Professor
182 Toomey Hall
macsithi@mst.edu
573-341-4597 

Finite elasticity, viscoelasticity, liquid crystal hydrodynamics, solid and continuum mechanics.    
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Henry Pernicka
Associate Professor
331 Toomey Hall
pernicka@mst.edu
573-341-6749 

Astrodynamics, orbital mechanics, spacecraft design, spacecraft mission design, satellite attitude dynamics, nonlinear analysis, dynamics and control, optimization.    
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David Riggins
Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor
184 Toomey Hall 
rigginsd@mst.edu
573-341-6684 

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.    
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Joshua Rovey
Associate Professor/Associate Chair of Graduate Affairs
194C Toomey Hall
roveyj@mst.edu
573-341-4613

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.
   
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Charles S. Wojnar
Assistant Professor
233A Toomey Hall
wojnarc@mst.edu
573-341-6024

Aerospace structures, active materials, mechanics of materials, continuum mechanics, micromechanics, manufacturing, experimental and computational solid mechanics.