Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.

                                                                                                                                            â€”Albert Einstein



Dr. Farrukh Alvi - Director of AAPL and FCAAP

Research Interests:
Shock boundary layer interactions, the study of high speed jets and the associated problems of compressible mixing and jet noise, and the development of diagnostics, especially non-intrusive techniques, Active-adaptive flow control, Experimental fluid-gas dynamics, Aerodynamics and propulsion, Microfluid dynamics and diagnostics, and Optical diagnostic for fluid dynamics applications

Dr. Rajan Kumar - Assistant Professor

Research Interests:
Experimental Aerodynamics, Flow and Noise Control, Advanced Flow Diagnostics, Unsteady Flows and Vortex Dynamics

Dr. William Oates - Assistant Professor;

Research Interests:
Smart Materials, Solid Mechanics, Structural Dynamics, and Controls

Dr. Chiang Shih - Mechanical Engineering Chair, Professor;

Research Interests:
Unsteady Aerodynamics, Supersonic and Micro Flow Control, and Optical Diagnostics

Dr. Louis Cattafesta - University Eminent Scholar, Professor, and FCAAP Co-Director;

Research Interests:
Flow Control, Aeroacoustics, and Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)

Dr. Kunihiko Taira - Assistant Professor;

Research Interests:
Computational Fluid Dynamics, Vortex Dynamics, Micro Air Vehicles, Flow Control, Fluid-Structure, and Interaction