Faculty by Research Area

 

Advanced Materials Systems

 

Ashraf Bastawros
Wilson Engineering Professor, Associate Chair for Research, Department of Aerospace Engineering; Courtesy Professor, 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, 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
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Valery Levitas
Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering & Department of Mechanical Engineering (Secondary); Courtesy Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Faculty Scientist, Ames Laboratory
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.
   
Azadeh Sheidaei
Assistant Professor,
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Phone:515-294-2956
Office: 2237 Howe Hall
sheidaei@iastate.edu
   
Research Interests: Multiscale characterization, multiscale modeling, 3D reconstruction of heterogeneous materials, statistical continuum mechanics and microstructure design, composite processing, additive manufacturing  

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
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Martin C. Jischke
Professor, Associate Chair for Graduate Education, 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
Vance Coffman Faculty Chair Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering & Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (Secondary); Courtesy Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Faculty Scientist, Ames Laboratory
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, Associate Chair for Education, Department of Aerospace Engineering; Courtesy Professor, Department of Mathematics
Phone: 515-294-8851
Office: 2235 Howe Hall
roth@iastate.edu
Sarkar Partha Sarkar
Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering; Director, WiST Laboratory; Courtesy Professor, 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.
       
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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
Interim Department Chair, Dennis and Rebecca Muilenburg  Professor of Aerospace Engineering; Director, Iowa Space Grant Consortium
Phone: 515-294-4766
Office: 1620F Howe Hall
bloebaum@iastate.edu
Gielda Thomas Gielda
Professor of Practice, Department of Aerospace Engineering
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; Courtesy Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer 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; Courtesy Professor, Department of Computer Science; Courtesy Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer 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; Associate Professor, Department of Statistics
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; Courtesy Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Phone: 515-294-8215
Office: 2315 Howe Hall
pwei@iastate.edu
  Kristin Y. Rozier 
Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering; Courtesy Professor, Department of Computer Science; Courtesy Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer 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, 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, Department of Aerospace Engineering
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, Department of Aerospace Engineering
Phone: 515-294-5642
Office: 2361 Howe Hall
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Norio Nakagawa
Adjunct Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering;
Scientist, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation
Phone: 515-294-9741
Office: 181 ASC II

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