William A. Sirignano - (Chair)
WILLIAM A. SIRIGNANO (NAE) is Henry Samueli Endowed Chair of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. His research and teaching interests have covered the topics of spray and droplet science and technology, combustion, aerospace propulsion, combustion instability, noise suppression and applied mathematics. His research accomplishments include analyzing and predicting periodic nonlinear oscillations with shockwaves in an unstable combustor; analysis of driving mechanisms for combustion instability in rockets and ramjets; explanation of the nonlinear fluid dynamics associated with Helmholtz resonators; determination of admittance for oscillatory, three-dimensional nozzle flows; theory for flame spread above liquid and solid fuels; theory for ignition of combustible gas by a hot projectile; resolution of turbulent flame and propagation in reciprocating and rotary internal combustion engines; theory of droplet vaporization and convective heating with internal circulation; computational methods for spray flows; theory of droplet interactions in a dense spray; liquid atomization theory; and miniature combustor technology. Dr. Sirignano earned a B.S. in aerospace engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.A. and Ph.D. in aerospace and mechanical sciences from Princeton University.
Carlos E. Cesnik
CARLOS E.S. CESNIK is professor of aerospace engineering and director of the Active Aeroelasticity and Structures Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan. He also directs the Airbus-Michigan Center for Aero-Servo-Elasticity of Very Flexible Aircraft. His research focuses on computational and experimental aeroelasticity of very flexible wings, coupled nonlinear aeroelasticity and flight dynamic response in hypersonic vehicles and high-altitude long-endurance aircraft, and aeromechanics and active vibration and noise reductions in helicopters. Dr. Cesnik is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and is the current director for AIAA’s Aerospace Design and Structures Group. He earned a Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology in aeromechanics.
INDERJIT CHOPRA is the Alfred Gessow professor in aerospace engineering and director of the Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center at the University of Maryland, where he acted as department chair from 1988-1990, and was the Minta Martin Research professor from 1996-2000. He has been working on various fundamental problems related to the aeromechanics of helicopters including: aeromechanical stability, active vibration control, modeling of composite blades, rotor head health monitoring, aeroelastic optimization, smart structures, micro air vehicles; and comprehensive aeromechanics analyses of bearingless, tilt-rotor, servo-flap, compound, teetering and circulation control rotors. He has been the principal investigator of four major Army research programs: a University Research Initiative (URI) on Smart-Structures Technology, a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) on Innovative Smart Technologies for Actively Controlled Jet-Smooth Rotorcraft, the Rotary-Wing Center of Excellence (co-sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA]) and a MURI on Micro Hovering Air Vehicles. An author of 150 archival journal papers and 234 conference proceedings papers, Dr. Chopra has been an associate editor of the Journal of the American Helicopter Society, AIAA Journal of Aircraft and Journal of Intelligent Materials and Systems and has served on the editorial advisory boards of VERTICA, Smart Materials and Structures, SADHANA and the Journal of Aircraft. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the American Helicopter Society (AHS), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Aeronautical Society of India (ASI) and of the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA). He received his Sc.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in aero and astromechanics.
PINO MARTIN is associate professor at CRoCCo Laboratory and Director of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland. Her research interests are in computational fluid dynamics; numerical simulation of turbulent flows; direct numerical and large eddy simulation; numerical models for large eddy simulations and Reynolds-averaged Navier Stokes calculations; numerical methods for compressible turbulence, physics of compressible turbulence; shock waves and turbulence interaction; turbulence and finite-rate chemistry interaction; and surface reactions and fluid interactions. She earned a B. Eng. in aerospace engineering at Boston University, and M.S. and Ph.D. in aerospace engineering at University of Minnesota.
PARVIZ MOIN (NAS/NAE) is the Franklin P. and Caroline M. Johnson professor of engineering at Stanford University. He founded the Center for Turbulence Research (CTR), widely recognized as the international focal point for turbulence research. He also founded the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford. He is a co-editor of the Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, and associate editor of the Journal of Computational Physics, and the Physics of Fluids. Dr. Moin pioneered the use of direct and large eddy simulation techniques for the study of turbulence physics, as well as control and modeling concepts, and has written widely on the structure of turbulent shear flows. His research interests include: aerodynamic noise and hydro-acoustics, flow control and optimization, large eddy simulation, turbulent combustion, aero-optics, parallel computing and numerical methods. Dr. Moin is a member of National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Science. He is a fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the American Physical Society (APS). Dr. Moin received his Ph.D. in mathematics and mechanical engineering from Stanford University.