Aerospace Engineering

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Andrew Cutler

 

Andrew Cutler

Professor

Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Phone: (757) 269-2231
Email: [email protected]
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Research Interest: Professor Andrew Cutler's group is focused on developing and applying laser diagnostics to supersonic combustion. These techniques include coherent-anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy and Rayleigh scattering. Databases have and continue to be acquired in dual-mode scramjets burning hydrogen and ethylene, which are being used by the computational fluid dynamics community in developing their codes.


Charles Garris

 

Charles A. Garris, Jr. 

Professor (Professional Engineer and Registered Patent Agent)

Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Phone: (202) 994-3646
Email: [email protected]
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Research Interest: Professor Charles Garris is currently interested in sustainable energy technologies utilizing advanced pressure-exchange phenomena. These technologies include carbon sequestration, air conditioning and refrigeration, fuel cells, turbocharging, and water desalinization. Research is focused on fundamental behavior of pressure-exchange, which generally involves non-steady compressible fluid mechanics including the effects of energy dissipation in mixing layers, turbulence, and shock-wave structure. The research involves both computational and experimental investigations.


Michael Keidar

 

Michael Keidar

A. James Clark Professor 

Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Phone: (202) 994-6929
Email: [email protected]
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Research Interest: Professor Michael Keidar's Micropropulsion and Nanotechnology Lab conducts advanced fundamental and applied research in plasma medicine, micropropulsion for micro and nanosatellites, and plasma nanoscience and nanotechnology. Current projects include a cold plasma application for wound healing; cold plasma cancer therapy; the synthesis of single-wall carbon nanotubes with controlled conductivity; the synthesis of graphene with controlled numbers of layers; and the manufacturing of ultracapacitor devices based on nanotubes and graphene, micro-cathode thrusters for nano satellites, and multi-scale plasma simulations.


Taeyoung Lee

 

Taeyoung Lee

Professor

Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Phone: (321) 480-8048
Email: [email protected]
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Research Interest: Professor Taeyoung Lee's Flight Dynamics and Control Lab conducts theoretical, computational, and experimental research in nonlinear dynamics and control for complex aerospace systems. Current projects include geometric control for complex maneuvers of unmanned aerial vehicles, vision-based formation control of spacecraft, computational geometric uncertainty propagation for Hamiltonian systems on a Lie group, relative orbit estimation based on line-of-sight measurements, agile load transportation with dynamically-coupled quadrotor aerial vehicles, and orbital maneuvering for nano satellites with micro-cathode thrusters.


Michael Plesniak

 

Michael Plesniak

Professor and Department Chair

Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Phone: (202) 994-9803
Email: [email protected]
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Research Interest: Professor Michael Plesniak's Biofluid Dynamics Lab conducts advanced fundamental research on human speech production (phonation) and cardiovascular flows. An overarching motivation for studying hemodynamics and speech production is to facilitate surgical planning, i.e. to enable physicians to assess the outcomes of surgical procedures by using faithful computer simulations. Professor Plesniak is the director of GW's Center for Biomimetics and Bioinspired Engineering. His Turbulence, Fluid Dynamics and Wind Energy Lab at GW's Virginia Science and Technology Campus is equipped with wind tunnel facilities to study a variety of flows relevant to transportation and energy research.