UC Aerospace

Engineering for the 21st Century

Department Recieves Second Eminent Scholar Award from Ohio
Board of Regents

Fall 2007
Vol. 78, Issue 1

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Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut recently announced the University
of Cincinnati Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
received an Ohio Eminent Scholar Award this year in the area of Reliability and Service
Life Management for Advanced Propulsion and Power Systems. This is one of only two
Ohio Eminent Scholar Awards to be designated for 2007 by the Board of Regents in
the state.
This eminent scholar position will complement the current department strengths in
aeropropulsion, turbomachinery, combustion and aeroacoustics research. It will also
expand existing life management research activities in the areas of advanced erosion
and corrosion protection under extreme operational conditions and environmentallyassisted degradation mechanisms, manufacturing quality control, nondestructive
inspection, and real-time in situ engine health monitoring.
With this award, the Department will have the distinction of having two Ohio Eminent
Scholars. Dr. Miklos Sajben, our first Eminent Scholar, joined the Department in 1993.
After his retirement in 1999, Dr. Ephraim Gutmark assumed his current Ohio Eminent
Scholar position in 2000.

Left to right: Provost Tony Perzigian, Cynthia Barryman-Fink, Professor Tom Mantei,
Department Head Awatef Hamed, Chancellor Fingerhut, Professor Bill Heineman,
UC President Zimpher, VP of Research Sandra Degen, Associate Dean Gerner

M. Ronnie Miller. Dr. He is currently advising one graduate student. Our Advisory Board met on April 2. Mark has interests in turbomachinery design as well as high performance computing. Aerospace Department Advisory Board From left to right: Dr. Professors Cohen and Turner are already busy coordinating student develoment through the Integrated Aerospace Engineering and Senior Design classes. Dr. with 20 additional ACCEND sophomores. Kraft. the AE program. visualization. Tom Byar visited campus this spring when he established the Knowlson and Irene Byar Endowed Scholarship Fund for undergraduate aerospace students. 2007 to review the Department strategic plans. T. and our students. Mark G. but for his commitment to education and steadfast support of the College. Mr. I think you will agree with me that their engineering practice experience will add enrichment to our student education. Kelly Cohen Dr. In addition. Cohen received his B. Paul and John. our two new faculty. Cohen is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) and an active member of the Intelligent Systems Technical Committee. Turner Much has happened since our last newsletter. for civilian applications such as fighting Wildland fires. the Board members evaluated the Senior Design Team presentations. CO. When you read their profiles in this newsletter. Brian Rowe As many of you know the Department launched a five-year. We are impressed by the high academic standards. Baumgartner. educational and research activities. During his Cincinnati visit. is a Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio. Dr. 2008. where he developed low dimensional modeling and control computational tools for feedback flow control of bluff bodies. Brian Rowe was held in high regard at the College of Engineering. Cohen came to the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in September 2007 and is its newest associate professor specializing in Dynamics and Control. John Benek. Dr. AFRL/WPAFB. Dr. Tom Wakeman. laboratory and project-based learning experience to condense the BS and MS or MBA into a five-year program. Mr. Cohen was a research contractor at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. and industrial and government partners. General Electric Aviation. The ACCEND program provides an opportunity for motivated students to make a significant difference earlier in their careers through a combination of asynchronous distance learning during co-op quarters with traditional on-campus education. Finally. and welcome suggestions and nominations from our alumni. Ohio for over 20 years. not only for his outstanding professional achievements. Professor Turner is an alumnus of the department. This year the Engine Design group was the Department’s thirteenth team to win in the twelve years UC has competed since 1988. We look forward to seeing many of you at the next reception Monday night January 7. He worked with a team at NASA and GE to produce the first 3D simulation of an entire Turbofan engine (the GE90) at takeoff conditions. Mull College of Engineering. combustorturbine coupling. Tim Kinne.J. His research experience includes fifteen years in the research and development of UAV platforms and technologies. Dr. called ACCEND (ACCelerated ENgineering Degree) in 2003. having completed his Master’s at UC in Aerospace Engineering in 1986.S.D. Before that. 1985. Earlier this year we were saddened by the passing of Brian Rowe. GE Aerospace. Awatef Hamed Department Head Our alumni support and engagement continues in several avenues. His engineering career spans over 22 years during which he has published twenty journal papers as well as over eighty other publications. Eric T. Dr. he worked at General Electric Aircraft Engines in Cincinnati.. Dr. Mark had been a research professor in the department for the past 6 years. Mi-Yeon. excellence. with a focus on intelligent systems. Alan Garscadden. 1991 and 1999 respectively. two-degree program. Carol Russo. Dr. Mark has published over 30 papers in conference proceedings and refereed journals. Dick Johnson. Page  of 12 .S. Gulfstream Aerospace. who came with his wife. degrees from the faculty of Aerospace Engineering. AEDC. We are looking forward to having two Ohio Eminent Scholars in the Department. Tom toured the Department research labs and sampled the Cincinnati culinary offerings. as well as. AFRL/WPAFB. NASA Glenn Research Center and the Propulsion Directorate at AFRL on time accurate simulations of compressors and turbines. juniors. Mark is currently working with AVETeC. Prior to joining the department. we are very proud to have won one of only two Eminent Scholar Awards from the Ohio Board of Regents in 2007. His work includes developing CFD methods for use in turbomachinery design and providing technical leadership in the further development of the Multistage CFD tools. AFRL/WPAFB. and full engine simulation efforts. He earned his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. I am pleased to report that 20 of this year’s freshman class are enrolled in ACCEND. pre-juniors. Dr.A Few Words from the Department Head Faculty Profile: Dr. In addition. and their two sons. and drive of these students. and Dr. On the brighter side. and a doctorate in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT in 1990. Chairman Emeritus of GE Aircraft Engines. and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA. Belcan Corporation. Technion. NASA Ames Research Center. Israel Institute of Technology. Many alumni and friends had the chance to meet with the faculty and several undergraduate and graduate students who presented papers at the conference. He will teach undergraduate classes in integrated aircraft engineering and controls and graduate classes in intelligent control. With his graduate teaching and research assistants. This research effort was funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Some alumni were joined by their families like Dr. Don Paul. and Ph. He is an active member of the Turbomachinery Committee and Education Committee of the IGTI. He holds two US Patents. Our annual reception at the AIAA Aerospace Sciences meeting in Reno was a great success. Yong Du Jun. Faculty Profile: Dr. NDE & Engineering Services. he is planning to develop an Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Lab. Edward M. Page  of 12 Mark Turner is now an Associate Professor in the Aerospace Engineering Department at UC.

Bangalore. Tim was promoted to manage larger design teams. Reddy currently serves as Chief of the Aeropropulsion Division at NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC). The 2007 recipients included two aerospace engineering alumni—Tim Kinne and D. Andhra Pradesh. Throughout his career he was placed in positions of high responsibility culminating in taking the Branch Chief position for the Fan & Compressor branch. Dr. Senior Executive Service. Barry Eccleston. John Lueke Retires After 40 Years Of Exemplary Service The Air Force recently presented John Lueke (BS AE ‘70) with its Outstanding Civilian Service Award. from 1967 to 2007. was developed for use in the inlet and exhaust ducts of commercial aircraft engines. He was promoted Tim Kinne to a management position at a relatively early point in his career. Distinguished alumni recipients are chosen based on their exemplary achievements in engineering. Reddy Page  of 12 . 2007.) University. Sheng Wan was a visiting professor in the Department. GM Corp. Fan and Compressor Branch. professional activities. the highest rank in the General Electric Six Sigma Quality Program. Dr. University of Cincinnati. plans new initiatives and ensures technical capabilities in strategic areas consistent with the Center’s roles and mission. He graduated with a BS in ME in 1999 and went on to receive his MS from the same institution in 2002 for his work on development of actuators for control of high speed flows. is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Tim was promoted to the Department Manager position. and PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati (1983). He taught dual level courses on Analytical Dynamics and Space Craft Dynamics. a member of ASME’s Turbomachinery Technical Committee.Faculty News Professor Asif Syed and his students were partners in Hexcel Corporation’s development of the Acousti-CapTM technology for which they received the composites industry’s highly esteemed JEC Innovation Award. R. D. OH. There he is responsible for leading research and developing technology in the area of propulsion for aero and space applications. Professor Hamed and several aerospace engineering faculty and students were in the audience as well as engineers from General Electric. a member of AIAA’s Air Breathing Propulsion technical committee. In 1998. recognizing John Lueke 2007 College Distinguished Alumni Includes Two from Aerospace The College of Engineering celebrated its annual Distinguished Alumni Award banquet in the Continental Ballroom of the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza on April 26th. public service. India (1971). gave a seminar entitled “An Overview of Future Challenges in Commercial Aviation” in the Lindner Center Auditorium. Jeff Kastner joined the department as a Research Assistant Professor on July 1. PA before coming to UC in January. The award was in recognition for his work with the United States Air Force (USAF). John Lueke began his career in the Turbine Engine Division as a co-op student demonstrating his capabilities such that he was hired full time after graduating from the University of Cincinnati. 2007. Reddy. is currently a visiting Professor in the Department. Following this assignment.V. Allison Gas Turbine Division. Gutmark in the Gas Dynamics and propulsion Laboratory on aeroacoustics. He soon progressed into Team Leadership positions based on his developing leadership skills. Tim began his career with General Electric in 1974 as a Design Engineer working on aircraft engine structural components. Wan’s expertise is in the field of Aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Controls. low noise. from Hanbat National University in Korea. Tim graduated cum laude and received a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1974. He received a MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1977. In 2002. The presentation addressed future challenges in commercial aviation and advanced technology development for meeting the increasing demand for high performance. AFRL and Belcan. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Prof. As his Program Management and Leadership skills advanced he was promoted to the position of Master Black Belt. He was awarded his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University in 2007 for his research on high speed jet noise. As his team’s successes mounted. Dr. and affordable and safe aviation for projected transportation needs. and an undergraduate course on Flight Mechanics. Master of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Science. recognized stature. The individual engineering departments bestow the award on their alumni/ae based on meritorious achievement. The product. and a member of the JANNAF (Joint Army Navy NASA Air Force interagency propulsion committee) Executive Committee. fluid dynamics and combustion research. Pegasus failures and Global Hawk AE3005H Engines. and conspicuous success in the imaginative blending of engineering education with highly productive endeavors in industry. Propulsion Director. (currently part of Rolls Royce). Mr. Reddy received his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Sri Venkateswara (S. Propulsion Directorate (AFRL/PRTF).R.S. Prior to joining NASA. His involvement and contributions in the Integrated High Performance Turbine Engine Technology (IHPTET) program resulted in doubling the thrust to weight ratio of modern turbine engines. He is working with Prof Gutmark on thermoacoustic instability of gas turbines engines. His strategic vision combined with his personal management style have enabled his department to achieve world class status. 2007. John has served on numerous panels and working groups to solve problems in the F110. and public service. President and Chief Executive Officer of Airbus North America. India (1974). Reddy has 35 technical publications. developed for acoustically absorptive liner material. Dr. he worked for Sverdrup Technology Inc. He also leads partnerships with internal and external organizations. he was appointed to his current position as a member of the U. Dr.. education or professional activities. Reddy joined NASA GRC in 1991. Bill Borger. he became Chief of the On-Board Propulsion Branch.R. Cha taught Fluid Mechanics and thermo-fluids courses and conducted research on combustion instabilities of commercial dry low NOx (DLN) gas turbines operated at the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). Barry Eccleston Speaks at UC On February 5th. Dr. Dean Montemagno. Dong-Jin Cha. Jeff will work with Dr. In Korea. Guidance and Navigation. business. He worked at General Electric Company in Erie. as Chief of the Computational Fluid Dynamics Branch. and Defense Research & Development Laboratory (India). Turbine Engine Division. Cleveland. During winter and spring quaters of 2007 Dr. where his responsibilities included development and transfer of advanced on-board spacecraft propulsion technologies for future NASA missions and other government and commercial spacecraft applications. He honed his engineering design skills with a variety of components. D. Dr.

maybe 20 students. When we returned to Redstone Arsenal in 1974 she was looking for a job. Why? He thought admitting women to Georgia Tech cheapened the men’s degrees. She has had PT. he says. President of Theta Phi Alpha. He was pleased to see that Professor Widen Tabakoff. Kansas. Betty suffered a hiatus of 23 years in her engineering career. participating in the 1956. Byar. was still active in performing sponsored research. Knowlson. and active in a host of other organizations. Blodgett. Hetico. In 1956 he set a national record for speed in the 160 mph class. was a design engineer at the American Tool Works Company. Fred H. I was happy to embarrass him by telling him my wife would like to hear that. she became the premier runner of her age in the state of Alabama. 1957 and 1958 national model aircraft competitions. BS AE ‘50 By Michael J. “This is a gift that will make a difference in the lives of our students. She also informed me that there were many men at the general membership meeting who were adamantly opposed to “letting women in. MS ‘90 and PhD ‘95 Rolf R. In 1951 the Army called me back to active duty. Betty was the only woman in the class and may be the first UC female Aero. In the 1980’s I called Tau Beta Pi Hq and asked if they had come out of the dark ages. while Betty was still in the workforce. Byar returned to Cincinnati and visited UC earlier this year. Among the notable projects he was involved in were the B1 and B70 bomber program. General Electric Aviation—BS ‘74 Betty stopped setting road racing records at age 78 when she had a stroke on 27 May 2006. who retired 12 years ago. 2007. Hamed Byar. General Electric Aviation—BS ‘87.” The staffer (a female) informed me that they had indeed emerged and that Betty could now become a full fledged member. Tabakoff came here in 1959 to teach propulsion and 48 years later. and what was it with Betty’s “Women’s Badge. AEDC—BS ‘87 R. the Apollo program. She was also a varsity basketball player. his mother. the aeronautical engineering class of 1950. in conjunction with the 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit at Reno. Tom’s father. worked on aircraft external structural loads during a 36 year career at the North American Aircraft Division of Rockwell International (now Boeing) in California. John Lafferty. Dooley. Said Byar. She worked for 15 years for NASA contractors responsible for the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters. Beacher. She has severe aphasia.” Honors The following eight UC alumni were among those selected by the 2007 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Associate Fellow Grade Committee: Brent F. She has run 10 marathons. Wade The 2007 Associate Fellows were honored at the AIAA Associate Fellows Dinner on January 8. General Electric Aviation—BS ‘75. honorary member of Tau Beta Pi. On behalf of the students and faculty of the department. Wade. Page  of 12 . was quite a model aircraft buff. A need-based scholarship fund for undergraduates seemed like a good way for that money to be used. because “I had some assets that were appreciating and I wanted them to be meaningful.” I have had a number of female Alabama graduates working for me and found most of them more mature than their male counterparts. She was Mortar Board. saying. Fulford Dooley. he is still here. Nevada. PhD AE ‘83 Keith E. a 1959 graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a BS in aerospace engineering. has established the Knowlson and Irene Byar Endowed Scholarship Fund for undergraduate aerospace students in recognition of his deceased parents. Her bio may be of interest to your 21st century engineering coeds. General Electric Aviation—BS ‘81. MS ‘82 Dr. University of Cincinnati—BS ‘58 Alumnu Profile: Betty J. Irene.Aerospace Graduate Tom Byar Establishes Scholarship Fund for Undergraduates Tom Byar. whose first co-op assignment was with Cessna in Wichita. and the X31 fighter program for enhanced maneuverability. Betty was a BWOC at UC. At one time she had over 50 state records in distances from one mile to the half marathon. When she graduated in 1950 she went to Seattle with Boeing. MS ‘85 Page  of 12 Update: Betty J. General Electric Aviation—MS ‘72. One of my friends who is a Georgia Tech grad told me he sat next to a female student for a whole year in 1956 and never said a word to her. A graduate of Hughes High School and Hartwell Elementary School. Krause. Kevin Rowe. Almost all that time was spent as a first line supervisor of younger engineers who did not have her work ethic. I followed her to Washington State and convinced her to marry me. Byar made the gift. During that time she raised three children and earned an MBA. Only Boeing and Lockeed were hiring aero grads right before the start of the Korean War. James E. James E. “Dr. we are grateful for what Tom Byar has done to provide support for undergraduate aerospace engineers.” Aerospace Department Head Awatef Hamed praised the gift from Byar. was a graduate of Bethesda Nursing School. BSIM (CoB) ‘50 Five or six years ago Betty and I wandered through Baldwin Hall until we found her class picture.” Tom Byar and Dr. In the 1980’s. OT and speech therapy for about sixteen months now. who came to UC in Byar’s senior year. Fulford Dooley Dr.

000 to 40.000 feet. attended along with Dr. Rich Rolfes. The lucky flyers included Andy Baylor. The weekend began on Friday with a cocktail reception at the Embassy Suites. along with the hope that they can do it again in the future. Tom Cressman. followed by dinner at LaRosa’s pizza. The Class of ’77 came away from the reunion with renewed ties and promises to keep in touch. highlighting the large number of significant changes that have occurred over the past 30 years since the class left campus. Several of them commented on the upscale Claus. Livingston. Andrew Vick. Jim Newcomb. a favorite hangout of the class. Don Benko. Jim Newcomb. Page  of 12 By Nancy Benko The University of Cincinnati Propulsion System design team won second place in the 2006-2007 AIAA National Engine Design Competition. Jenna Stahl . Leo (Dave) Gomez. It was fairly easy to locate the members of the class. Before saying a final goodbye. made possible with the help of Susan Berman of the Engineering Development Office. Kellie Cozart.000 feet. gave the class and their guests a wonderful and informative tour of the campus. an Aerospace Research Associate.” One of the alumni said that it was “strangely familiar…a kaleidoscope of old and new. UC Team Wins Second Place in AIAA Engine Design Competition In addition to the certificates of recognition. Bob Levo. Russ campus today. 1977: 1st row: Tom Black. Dave Glock.00 and endurance at cruise Mach of at least five minutes. a campus guide with the Government Relations and Communications Department. The reunion attendees were grateful for the tour. Bob Levo. the winning team receives a cash award of $1. The students developed many novel components and experiments. 2nd row: Dr. 11 out of the 14 class members attended and renewed old friendships while reveling in the fond memories of UC in the seventies. The goal of the competition that is sponsored annually by the AIAA Airbreathing Propulsion Committee was to design the propulsion system for an uninhabited. Josh Cory. and Dr. and to the large contingent who are employed by Wright Patterson AFB. Dr. Merrianne Cardes. 2nd row: Steve McCormick. Blue Chip Tool. Michael Kamp. Bill Stange. Roberts Company. approximately 35 students designed. BEARSat: A Satellite Designed and Constructed by Students Two years of hard work by the senior spacecraft design class culminated in the completion of BEARSat—UC’s first in-house manufactured spacecraft. the team was led by Elizabeth Sorrell and included Douglas Huseman. with a little additional help from the UC Alumni Office. Lunch followed at Skyline.AsE Class of ’77 Holds 30th Reunion The Aerospace Engineering Class of ’77 held its 30th reunion at UC on June 8-10. limited life Mach 3 cruise vehicle that has an operational ceiling of 85. Don Benko. Blue Ash. Another design constraint was that the flight system be storable for up to 20 years and operational without readiness maintenance for entry-into-service in 2015. Solar Concentrator. and Electronic Radiation Susceptibility Testbed. CTL Aerospace. The team wishes to thank the following organizations for their support: ATK Space Systems (PSI Operations). 2007: 1st row: Tom Black. June 12. Rich Rolfes) country club atmosphere. D. The class and their guests later attended a wonderful buffet dinner at Mike Fink’s Riverboat Restaurant. Steve Finch. A great time was had by all. Air-launch included a maximum dynamic pressure of 150 pounds per square foot (psf ) and an altitude range from 5. fabricated. Sunday’s activities capped off the weekend with a Reds baseball game against the Cleveland Indians followed by dinner at The Montgomery Boathouse Inn. Leo (Dave) Gomez. then showed the group around the engineering building. Reaction Wheel. Quartus Engineering. Chris Meckstroth. Russ Claus. The Faculty Advisor was John W. (missing: Dave Turner) The grads also enjoyed the company of some faculty members who took the time to join in the reunion. Widen Tabakoff. Dave Glock. Awatef Hamed. Jenna Stahl. Brandon Kline and Elizabeth Sorrell June 9. a small group made an unplanned visit to Graeter’s for an ice cream treat. Douglas Huseman. Dr. Adam Gerlach. Air Force University Nanosatellite Program 4. Curt Fox. Paul Rothaar. Tom Cressman. Gerlach Machine & Tool. B. and Paul Rothaar. The MICRODUCTS (Micro-gravitational Investigation. and Justin Templeton. Thermal Switch.S. Under the direction of Professors Trevor Williams and Albert Bosse. including the Phase Change Material Reservoir. Steve Finch. On Saturday. Courtney Spriegel. Certification and Research Of Deployment Utilizing a Collapsible Tethered Subject) team tested their prototype tether deployment system. citing some of the current projects that were ongoing in the Aerospace Department. The class was pleased to discuss their career accomplishments with those who gave them their start. nine UC seniors traveled to Houston. a cruise Mach number of 3. A leisurely boat cruise up and down the Ohio River completed the afternoon’s activities. Jason Booth. 3rd row: Dave Humphreys. (missing: Dave look of the facilities. assembled. all the members of the class were located and contacted in only a few days. Naval Research Laboratory. as no UC reunion would be complete without a Five Way and a Coney. “Its amazing…very impressive…a Turner.500 from AIAA. Thanks to several members who had each kept up with one or two classmates over the years. Brian Kodrich. University of Maryland Physics Department Machine Shop and Woodrow Corporation. Gary Slater. The ’77 alumni were very impressed with the look of the UC Gary Slater.” All were especially impressed with the exercise facilities. Two UC proposals were chosen by the NASA Johnson Spaceflight Center for participation in the Microgravity University Student Flight Experience program. Steve McCormick. chairman of the Aerospace Engineering Dept. C&R Technologies. 3rd row: Dave Humphreys. Jonathon Chatwood. Bill Stange. whereas the ONURIS (Optical Network for μ-gravity Rendezvous of Independent Systems) team flew a robot arm to test machine vision algorithms for autonomous capture of a free-floating object. NASA Microgravity University Experiments With support from the College of Engineering and the Ohio Space Grant Consortium. and tested a nanosatellite for the U. Texas in Spring 2007 to conduct experiments aboard the NASA C-9 microgravity aircraft. from 2005 to 2007.

His research included grid generation for a ‘Formula 1 car’. Switzerland to represent Kayser in demonstrating this capability to Orelikon Space. Cory Peters (class of 2011).” Mihai Mihaescu “Modeling of the Flow and Acoustical Field due to a Single Jet with Chevrons. Scott had the opportunity to meet and collaborate with scholars from other countries. Three array configurations had been used and all had exhibited specific issues in flight from large instabilities to ice accretion on the arrays. Robert Knapke (Class of 2008). Governor Strickland and Professor Hamed Rebecca Shupe (PhD student) received the 2007 AIAA Gordon C.” Graduate Student News Elise Minda (MS student) was awarded a scholarship to attend the Electromagnetic Nondestructive Testing short course organized by the British Research Centre for Nondestructive Testing (RCNDT) at Imperial College in London. panelists.” Olaf Rask “Jet Aircraft Propulsion Noise Reduction Research. from July 8-11. Christopher returned for his final double-block co-op at WPAFB in spring 2007 in the Aeronautical Systems Center-Engineering Directorate-Flight Technology Branch. Christopher Hummer: Engineer of the Quarter Christopher Hummer. Ojars Skujins. Page 11 of 12 . Italy in Prof. There he conducted research on infrared camera sensing of fiber optic embedded and carbon fiber composite. PhD candidate Samir Tambe received the “Student intern/Co-Op Contribution Award” in recognition of his efforts during this summer at GE Global research. Scott worked in their Plasmatron ICP wind tunnel simulating hypersonic re-entry conditions. Parallel Visualization of Turbomachinery Flowfields.” and “High Resolution. DIMSET (Dipartimento Sistemi Energeticie Transporti). Oates Graduate Award for studies in air breathing propulsion at the conference awards luncheon (photo). His supervisor. Several faculty and students participated in the conference as authors. John Blanton and Dr. and Regional Leadership Conference. Christopher went to work modeling the arrays and completed a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis. His success enabled the engineers at Edwards Air Force Base to refine their design and Christopher briefed his results to the entire engineering directorate.” Rodrigo Villalva Gomez “Development of a High Pressure Combustion Simulator to Study Combustion Instability Control Methods and Strategies. a senior in aerospace engineering.” Yongqiang Fu “Experimental Investigation of Swirling Air Flows in a Multipoint LDI Combustor. and Michael List (BS 2006). assigned Christopher a very important analysis for the testing group at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Ashley Verhoff (Class of 2009). Instituted in 1985 by the Air Breathing Propulsion Technical Committee. AIAA historic site dedication of Cincinnati Observatory. Five UC Aero students received OSGC scholarships. Weekends and holidays provided an excellent opportunity to travel around Europe. Savona. “Passport to the Future” teacher workshop. Paul Neilsen Professor Awatef Hamed was speaker in two technical panels: one on “Control. the issue was with the Airborne Icing Tanker(AIT) which is an airborne refueling tanker modified to spray a water-air mixture through an array of nozzles at the end of the boom to simulate in flight icing on aircraft. Rebecca Shupe. San-Mou Jeng “Characteristics of the Swirling Flow Generated by a Counterrotating Swirler” and “Experimental Study on Coherent Structures of a Counter-rotating Multi-Swirler Cup. Mark Turner “Applications of a Turbomachinery Design Tool for Compressors and Turbines. Monitoring and Analysis of Propulsion Systems” and a second on “Future of Federal Aeronautics Research”. Rowe Lecture by Joe Sutter. 2007. Belgium. awards luncheon attended by Ohio Governor Ted Strickland (photo). His six month intellectual. Specifically. Gutmark’s joint project with Technical University of Berlin.” Prof. and design and analysis of a liquid lead coolant pump for future European nuclear reactors. Nick Heeb (class of 2008) worked as a research coop in Berlin where he performed measurements on a combustor during summer of 2007. The results of this analysis allowed him to identify the most likely contributors to the problems with the arrays and identify other potential deficiencies in the designs. He was awarded a NATO Summer Fellowship at the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Brussels. 2007. Nick’s work is part of Prof. Germany at Kayser. and chairs of technical sessions.” Nicholas Caldwell “Pulse Detonation Engine Research. He traveled to Zurich. Eric Miller (Class of 2007). received the “Engineering Directorate: Engineer of the Quarter” award from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) on October 18. Dr. 2007. Among the scheduled events were an opening keynote. including a NASA Public Consultation on the National Aeronautics R&D Plan and an AFRL Student Design Challenge. Tambe “Spray Properties of Liquid Jets Injected Transversely into a Shear Layer. Joshua France (class of 2008) spent six months in Munich.” Prof. Germany on clean combustion. Carlo Cravero’s Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory on research supported by PRAI (Programma Regionale di Azioni Innovative).Student Research & Scholarship Awards Alex Maag (class of 2008) spent the summer and spring quarters of 2007 working at University of Genoa. flanked by Dr. Marshall Galbraith (BS 2006). In addition other faculty and students presented papers at the JPC: Peter Albrecht “Lean Blowout Control Using an Auxiliary Premixed Flame in a Swirl-Stabilized Combustor. and Piaggo Aero. United Kingdom. Page 10 of 12 Cincinnati Hosts AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference Cincinnati was the host for the 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit.” Mike List “High Fidelity Modeling of Blade Row Interaction in a Transonic Compressor. Scott Mindel in front of the plasmatron at VKI Undergraduate research included three students who completed their freshman year and who received summer internship awards as sophomores: Michael Knadler and Timothy McKnight (from NASA Glenn Research Center) and from OAI. This is the second time that Christopher has won the award which is typically reserved for engineers working at the base. in June. Christopher’s first award in 2006 resulted in savings of thousands of dollars by eliminating the need for extensive flight testing and windtunnel experiments. inaugural Brian H.” Samir B. The event—”Advancing Propulsion Technologies and Celebrating Our Aerospace Heritage”—drew over 1400 attendees and featured over 700 papers and 25 special sessions. Scott Mindel (class of 2009) is from the first group of ACCEND students. globetrotting and gastronomic adventure provided Alex with an unforgettable experience and lasting friendships. the award is for research endeavors in air breathing propulsion as part of graduate studies.

‘07. (PhD ‘07) joined General Electric Aviation in Evendale to work on eddy current nondestructive testing techniques. Yong-Du Jun. uc. (MS ‘91 PhD ‘96) is spending two years as a Visiting Professor at the University of Nevada Dr. Kaushid Das (PhD ‘05) and Paromita Syam (MS ‘06 Computer Science Calcutta Univ. (BS ‘05) is now at Gulfstream in Savannah Carolyn (Eglet) Goettke. (BS ’89) was promoted Chief of the Spaceflight Training Management Office in the Mission Operations Directorate of NASA/Lyndon B. to Kai Osborne (BA Management ‘06 Georgia Tech) Mat Urbanik (BS ‘05) and Jessica Kugas (BS ChemE 2005) were married on Oct. John was a Flight Director and in charge of International Space Station operations. OH 45221-0070 PHONE (513) 556-3548 FAX (513) 556-5038 We’re on the web! http://www. ‘06 Nicholas Caldwell. McCullough.ase. Nole Charles on the 15th of September John Lewis (BS ‘05) is getting married on the 29th of December. where he works on new product development Josiah Hauck. 13. Rangnath A. (BS. Dr. UC Aerospace: Engineering for the 21st Century BUSINESS ADDRESS 745 Baldwin Hall ML 0070 Cincinnati. Kotwal (PhD ‘79) is now Propulsion Marketing and Production Manager at Honeywell International Dr. Johnson Space Center. (BS ‘05) now leads two groups at Gulfstream: Electrical Component Installation & Flight Deck & Furnishings Milestones Dr.Alumni News & Views Appointments & Promotions Bassam Abu-Nabah. 28. Minnesota Dr. California. (BS ‘06) was promoted to Engineer 2 at Gulfstream. Department of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics University of Cincinnati PO Box 210070 Cincinnati. ‘06 Mike (BS ‘05) and Holley Holbrook had a baby. ‘05) is working at GE Aviation in the CF 34 control Systems Luke Graham. (BS ’03) and Megan Evans (BS Interior Design ’05) were married on September 29.) were married on Nov. OH 45221-0070 Aditya Saraf.edu Dave Brown. in September . Greg Laskowski. Jon Peyton. (MS ‘97) GE Global Research Schenectady John A. (BS ‘06) recently became the lead of Rollback Engineering at Gulfstream Irene Ibrahim. (PhD 2007) joined Sensis Corporation in Campbell. Debashis Basu (PhD ‘05) and Sudipa SahaRoy (MSc ‘02 Biochemistry Calcutta Univ. Alex Sullivan. Previously. Mat is working at NASIC in Dayton Jon (BS ‘05) and Nicole Vandenbemden had a baby. ‘06) is at AeroSystems Engineering in St Paul. 30. (MSc.) were married on Nov.