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
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

Farrukh Alvi joined the M. E. department in 1993 as a post-doctoral research associate and an adjunct professor. He was subsequently started as an assistant professor in Fall 1995 and was promoted to associate professor in Fall 2001. He received his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1987. He received his Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1992 from The Pennsylvania State University at University Park. His dissertation research was in the area of Shock Wave/Turbulent Boundary Layer Interactions conducted at the Penn State Gas Dynamic Laboratory under the guidance of Professor Gary Settles. He currently teaches courses in thermal sciences (thermodynamics, gas dynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer) and conducts experimental research in fluid dynamics at the Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory. His research interests include shock boundary layer interactions, the aeroacoustics of high speed jets, including supersonic impinging jets, and the associated problems of compressible mixing and jet noise. Recently he has also been invovled in examining micro-scale flows and their applications including, the use of supersonic microjets for controlling large-scale flows. He is also interested in the development and use of diagnostics, especially non-intrusive optical techniques for fluid flows.