Faculty by Research Area

 

Advanced Materials Systems

 

Ashraf Bastawros
Wilson Engineering Professor Associate Chair for Research Courtesy Appointment to the Departments of Material Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Associate, Ames Lab
Phone: 515-294-3039
Office: 2347 Howe Hall
bastaw@iastate.edu
Bond Leonard Bond
Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering Director, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation Interim Director of the Institute for  Physical Research and Technology (IPRT)
Phone: 515-294-6337
Office: 2361 Howe Hall
bondlj@iastate.edu
Research Interests: Mechanics of soft and flexible materials and structures under combined external fields; Surface evolution under stress, electrochemical, and plasma fields; Mechanics of interfaces and layered structures. Research Interests: Ultrasonics applied to nondestructive evaluation (NDE); Advanced diagnostics and prognostics, to estimate safe service life, applied to aerospace and energy systems.
   

Vinay Dayal

Vinay Dayal 
Associate Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering Associate, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation
Phone: 515-294-0720
Office: 2351 Howe Hall
vdayal@iastate.edu
Holland Stephen Holland
Associate Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering Associate, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation
Phone: 515-294-8659
Office: 2331 Howe Hall
sdh4@iastate.edu
Research Interests:  Non-contact and non-invasive methods of flaw detection in composites; NDE of wind turbine blades made of composites; Composite aerospace structures: design and analysis. Research Interests:  Vibrothermographic nondestructive testing; Location of leaks in spacecraft; Finding flaws – cracks in metals, delaminations in composites through heat signatures.
   
Wei Hong Wei Hong 
Assistant Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering
Phone: 515-294-8850
Office: 2239 Howe Hall
whong@iastate.edu
Levitas Valery Levitas
Schafer 2050 Challenge Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering Courtesy Appointment to the Department of Material Science and Engineering
Phone: 515-294-9691
Office: 2351 Howe Hall
vlevitas@iastate.edu
Research Interests:  Mechanics and physics of soft materials; Multi-physics modeling and simulation; Smart materials and structures; Fracture, deformation, and mass transportation; Biomechanics. Research Interests:  Stress- and strain-induced phase transformations and chemical reactions; Theoretical and computational nano- and micromechanics; Mutliphysics theory and modeling.
   

Aerodynamics, Combustion and Aero-Structural Interaction

 

Durbin Paul Durbin
Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering
Phone: 515-294-7234
Office: 2237 Howe Hall
durbin@iastate.edu
Hui Hu Web Version Hui Hu 
Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering
Phone: 515-294-0094
Office: 2251 Howe Hall
huhui@iastate.edu
Research Interests:   Turbulence and fluid dynamics of transition; Analytical models, theory, computer simulations of complex flows. Research Interests:   Advanced flow diagnostics and instrumentation.; Aircraft icing physics and anti-/de- icing technology; Bio-inspired aerodynamics and unsteady vortex flows and control; Wind energy and wind turbine aeromechanics.
       
Levitas Valery Levitas
Schafer 2050 Challenge Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering Courtesy Appointment to the Department of Material Science and Engineering
Phone: 515-294-9691
Office: 2351 Howe Hall
vlevitas@iastate.edu
Rajagopalan Ganesh Rajagopalan
Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering
Phone: 515-294-6796
Office: 2233 Howe Hall
rajagopa@iastate.edu
Research Interests:   Stress- and strain-induced phase transformations and chemical reactions; Theoretical and computational nano- and micromechanics; Mutliphysics theory and modeling. Research Interests:   Computational fluid dynamics; Simulation of flow through rotors; Aerodynamics of helicopters and wind turbines; Wind energy conversion systems.
       
Rothmayer_Smile Alric Rothmayer
Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering
Phone: 515-294-8851
Office: 2235 Howe Hall
roth@iastate.edu
Sarkar Partha Sarkar
Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering Director of WiST Laboratory Courtesy Appointment to the Department of Civil Engineering
Phone: 515-294-0719
Office: 2343 Howe Hall
ppsarkar@iastate.edu
Research Interests:   Aircraft and wind turbine icing; Aerodynamic flow control; Aircraft propulsion. Research Interests:   Wind Engineering/Wind Energy ; Wind tunnel simulations of ABL and unconventional winds (e.g. tornado, microburst) for wind loads; Aeroelasticity (flutter) of civil and aero structures; Aerodynamic/dynamic loads and response of wind turbines.
       
Sharma_Grey Anupam Sharma Assistant Professor and Walter W. Wilson Faculty Fellow Department of Aerospace Engineering
Phone: 515-294-2884
Office: 2341 Howe Hall
sharma@iastate.edu
Ward Thomas Ward III
Assistant Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering
Phone: 515-294-3925
Office: 2324 Howe Hall
thomasw@iastate.edu
Research Interests:   Aero acoustics: turbo machinery fan noise; Wind turbine aerodynamics and aero acoustics; High performance computing. Research Interests:   Microfluidics for heat and mass transport; Micro scale devices for heat transfer; Electronic flapping devices; Potential flow in porous media; Multiphase/granular flow.

Aviation Biofuels

 

   
Ward Thomas Ward III
Assistant Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering
Phone: 515-294-3925
Office: 2324 Howe Hall
thomasw@iastate.edu
   
Research Interests:   Microfluidics for heat and mass transport; Micro scale devices for heat transfer; Electronic flapping devices; Potential flow in porous media; Multiphase/granular flow.  
       

Complex Systems and Optimization

 

   
Bloebaum Christina Bloebaum
Dennis and Rebecca Muilenburg  Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Phone: 515-294-4766
Office: 1620F Howe Hall
bloebaum@iastate.edu
Gielda Thomas Gielda
Professor of Practice Aerospace Engineering Department
Phone: 515-294-4393
Office: 2326 Howe Hall
tgielda@iastate.edu
Research Interests:  Multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) for complex aerospace systems; Visual design steering for trade-space exploration; Incorporation of decision and game theory for complex design. Research Interests:  Guidance, navigation and control; Nonlinear and optimal control; Networked dynamic systems (including for UAVs); Unit commitment and load management of energy systems.
       
Leifsson_crop Leifur Leifsson 
Assistant Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering
Phone: 515-294-6549
Office: 2331 Howe Hall
leifur@iastate.edu
(Photo by Christopher Gannon) Peng Wei
Assistant Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering
Phone: 515-294-8215
Office: 2315 Howe Hall
pwei@iastate.edu
 Research Interests: Surrogate-based modeling and optimization; Multidisciplinary design optimization; Aerodynamic shape optimization Research Interests:  Control, optimization, statistical machine learning, and artificial intelligence for air transportation systems and aviation systems.
   
Kristin Y. Rozier 
Assistant Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering
Phone: 515-294-6956 
Office: 2335 Howe Hall
kyrozier@iastate.edu 
   
  Research Interests:  Formal methods, safety-critical systems, biomedical privacy, secure protocols, model checking, property-based design, model-based design, automated reasoning, runtime monitoring  

Guidance, Controls, and Astrodynamics

 

   
Wie Web Version Bong Wie 
Vance D. Coffman Faculty Chair Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering Director, Asteroid Deflection Research Center
Phone: 515-294-3124
Office: 2355 Howe Hall
bongwie@iastate.edu
Sherman Web Peter Sherman
Associate Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering
Phone: 515-294-0091
Office: 2339 Howe Hall
shermanp@iastate.edu
Research Interests:  Guidance, navigation, and control; Attitude dynamics and control of spacecraft; GN&C technologies for asteroid deflection/disruption; Planetary defense technology flight validation mission development & design. Research Interests:  Estimation theory; Random processes; Dynamical systems; UAV Surveillance and Guidance.
       
(Photo by Christopher Gannon) Peng Wei
Assistant Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering
Phone: 515-294-8215
Office: 2315 Howe Hall
pwei@iastate.edu
  Kristin Y. Rozier 
Assistant Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering
Phone: 515-294-6956 
Office: 2335 Howe Hall
kyrozier@iastate.edu
Research InterestsControl, optimization, statistical machine learning, and artificial intelligence for air transportation systems and aviation systems. Research Interests:  Formal methods, safety-critical systems, biomedical privacy, secure protocols, model checking, property-based design, model-based design, automated reasoning, runtime monitoring.
       

Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation

 

   
Bond Leonard Bond
Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering Director, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation Interim Director of the Institute for  Physical Research and Technology (IPRT)
Phone: 515-294-6337
Office: 2361 Howe Hall
bondlj@iastate.edu
Chimenti Dale Chimenti
Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering Associate, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation
Phone: 515-294-5853
Office: 2345 Howe Hall
chimenti@iastate.edu
Research Interests: Ultrasonics applied to nondestructive evaluation (NDE); Advanced diagnostics and prognostics, to estimate safe service life, applied to aerospace and energy systems. Research Interests:  Ultrasonic study of the propagation of elastic waves in anisotropic, layered advanced materials; Experimental measurements of guided elastic waves in highly inhomogeneous layered composites.
   
 C. Thomas Chiou Thomas Chiou
Associate Scientist, Adjunct Associate Professor
Phone: 515-294-0299
Office: 2361 Howe Hall
Dayal   Vinay Dayal 
Associate Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering Associate, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation
Phone: 515-294-0720
Office: 2351 Howe Hall
vdayal@iastate.edu
   Research Interests:  Non-contact and non-invasive methods of flaw detection in composites; NDE of wind turbine blades made of composites; Composite aerospace structures: design and analysis.
     
 Gray_Timothy Timothy Gray
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Scientist, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation
Phone: 515-294-7743
Office: 127 ASC II
Holland Stephen Holland
Associate Professor Department of Aerospace Engineering Associate, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation
Phone: 515-294-8659
Office: 2331 Howe Hall sdh4@iastate.edu
  Research Interests:  Vibrothermographic nondestructive testing; Location of leaks in spacecraft; Finding flaws – cracks in metals, delaminations in composites through heat signatures.
       
norbert-meyendorf  Norbert Meyendorf
Associate Professor
Phone: 515-294-5642
Office: 2361 Howe Hall
 NakagawaNorio

Norio Nakagawa
Adjunct Professor
Scientist, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation
Phone: 515-294-9741
Office: 181 ASC II

   
   
Roberts_Ronald Ronald Roberts
Adjunct Associate Professor
Senior Scientist, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation
Phone: 515-294-9743
Office: 131 ASC 11