Alumni

Donald B. Bliss

PhD Students

Krista Michalis

Naval Surface Warfare Center

David Raudales

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Physical Acoustics Branch; Mechanical Engineer

Keye Su

Envision Energy; Research Engineer

Earl H. Dowell

PhD Students

Peter Attar

Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma

Howard Conyers

NASA Stennis Space Center

Chad Custer

CD Adapco

Bogdan Epureanu

Associate Professor, University of Michigan

Jennifer Heeg

NASA Langley Research Center

Justin Jaworski

University of Cambridge

Karen Lyle

NASA Langley Research Center

Chuck Pezeshki

Professor, Washington State University

Benson Tongue

Professor, University of California at Berkeley

Maciej Balajewicz

Assistant professor, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Dean Culver

Army Research Laboratory; Postdoctoral Fellow

S. Chad Gibbs

McKinsey & Company

Ben Goldman

Global Aerospace Corporation

Madhu Padmanabhan

Aeronautical Development Agency

Ivan Wang

Capire Micropower

Masters Students

Yifan Guo

PhD student,Purdue University

Research Interests: Yifan Guo worked on modal analysis of plates and shells with different combinations of boundary conditions and geometry shapes through finite element method. Computational Dynamics of plates Modal Analysis of Rectangular, Triangular and Circular Plates In this part, different...

Matthew Hawkins

Engineer,Lockheed Martin

Research Interests: Experimental Study of Non-Linear Flutter Dynamics for Gust Excitation on Finite Wing In his first role within the Aeroelasticty group , Matt supported wind tunnel testing of thin-plate aeroelastic properties by modification of an existing 50 m/s wind-tunnel apparatus. The goal...

Undergraduate Students

Diego Salgado

Research Interests: Diego Salgado majored in Mechanical Engineering with a certificate in Aerospace Engineering. Under the supervision of Prof Earl Dowell, Diego focused on the interaction between the flutter induced limit cycle oscillation and the forced excitation created by a gust generator on...

Kenneth C. Hall

PhD Students

Eli Giovanetti

McKinsey & Company

Robert Kielb

Masters Students

Jalen Doherty

Elevate Vehicle systems engineer,Uber

Research Interests: Jalen was a Master of science(MS) student in the MEMS department.His work under Dr Kielb and Dr Dowell involved investigating the interaction between flutter and forced response both experimentally and computationally

Aaron Quan

Mechanical Design engineer at Cesium Astro

Research Interests: During his time as a Masters stuent Aaron worked on an in-house mistuning code MISER.His work involved implemtning new algorithms for faster and more accurate predictions

Wentao Ma

PhD Student,Virginia Tech

Research Interests: Wentao worked on evaluating the multi-row effects on the aerodynamic damping of rotor blades in a multi-stage compressor. This involved understanding the physics using a frequency-domain Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) method with an end goal of being able to design safer jet...

PhD Students

Jing Li

GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY

Zhiping Mao

Investment Manger, Summitview Capital, China

Meredith Spiker

Aeromechanics Specialist, General Electric Aviation, Boston, Mass

Joshua Waite

McKinsey & Company

Fanny Besem

Application and Consultant Engineer, Numeca International, San Francisco, California

Stephen Clark

McKinsey & Company

Tommy Miyakozawa

Aeromechanics Specialist, Rolls-Royce, Indianapolis, Indiana

Visiting Scholars

Tianyu Pan

Associate Professor,Beihang University

Research Interests: Tianyu was a visiting scholar from Beihang university.During his time at Duke Tianyu worked on investigating the multi-row forced response behaviour of embedded compressor rotors

Pascal Franke

Research Interests: Pascal was a visiting scholar in 2019.He worked on investigating NSV in low-load turbines computationally as a part of his master's thesis  at Leibniz University Hanover (Germany).The project is funded by the GUIde 6 consortium

Katharina Meinecke

Research Interests: Katharina worked on experimental Non-Synchronous Vibrations. Her focus was to determine the unsteady forces in the lock in region of a NACA0012 blade at high angles of attack. The analysis was done the Fourier domain in an attempt to separate the contributions in the unsteady...

THRUST Masters Students

Nicolas de Porras-Isla

Scania AB

Research Interests: Nicolas was a Masters of Engineering candidate of the THRUST program. Interested in Aerospace Propulsion, Nicolas was part of the LASCADE project to investigate flutter in turbomachinery. He's currently working in Scania as an aero engineer

Tim Georgsson

Aeromechanics Engineer,MTU Aero Engines

Research Interests: Tim was a Masters of Engineering candidate of the THRUST program and was part of the LASCADE project to investigate flutter in turbomachinery. He is currently working at MTU Aero engines as an aeromechanics engineer

Longzhao Luo

Research Interests: Long is currently working on the Wing Flutter/LCO and Forced Response Interaction project. The project is experiment based. His work includes setting up the experiment environment and quantifying the structual / fluid coupling effects. The coming challenge is to quantify with a...

Undergraduate Students

Michael Kang

Quality Engineer,Lockheed Martin

Research Interests: Michael was a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Finance. He worked on an independent study proejct under the guidance of Prof. Robert Kielb on the effects of mistuning in compressors , evaluating the accuracy of the MISER software in predicting the...

Ryan Kwon

Systems Engineer,Ultra electronics Ocean systems

Research Interests: Ryan Kwon majored in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science with an Aerospace Certificate. He began working under the guidance of Prof Robert Kielb in Spring 2018. His research focused on using computational methods to examine the chaotic region when comparing the amplitude...

Anthony Paul

Mechanical Engineer,Berkshire Grey

Research Interests: Anthony Paul majored in  Mechanical Engineering. He was a member of the AeroElasticity group since his junior year. His contributions include the following: • Utilized a Fortran program to investigate the effects of reduced freq, mach number, stagger angle, pitching axis and...