It’s the start of a new semester, and I’m excited to welcome a new group of students to the Theoretical Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence Group. This semester, we have a diverse group of students working on a range of interesting projects.
Christian King, who joined us in May 2021 as a Ph.D. student, is studying hypersonic aerodynamics. Albert Lin, another Ph.D. student who joined us in August 2021, is focused on hypersonic stability and transition with roughness. Gustavo Resende Coelho, a master’s student who started with us in January 2021, is investigating eVTOL aerodynamics and aeroacoustics.
In addition to our Ph.D. and master’s students, we also have a number of talented undergraduate students. Kaiana L. Kibler, who started with us in January 2022 as a B.S. student in Aerospace, is working on supersonic exhaust double sonic boom shock radiation. Jason Matthew Rosenblum, another B.S. student in Aerospace who joined us in January 2022, is focusing on wave rotor nozzle technology. Colton Shepard and Sean Skowron, both B.S. students in Aerospace who started with us in January and August 2022, respectively, are studying transonics and sonic boom prediction and validation, respectively.
I’m looking forward to a productive and exciting semester with this talented group of students. As always, we are grateful for the support of organizations like DARPA, which help make our research possible.