Aerospace, Physics And Space Sciences Faculty

Professors

Marc M. Baarmand, Ph.D., elementary particle physics: experimental high-energy physics at CERN (CMS experiment), hadroproduction of heavy quarks in pQCD, Higgs physics, and development of Artificial Intelligence and high-performance computing for HEP.

Samuel T. Durrance, Ph.D., space exploration research: instrumentation development, UV spectroscopy, atmospheric physics, nuclear physics, space environment and human space exploration, NASA astronaut.

Marcus Hohlmann, Ph.D., elementary particle physics: experimental high-energy physics with CMS experiment at CERN, development of particle detectors, muon tomography, cluster and grid computing.

Ralph D. Kimberlin, Dr.-Ing., flight test engineering, airplane performance, airplane stability and control, helicopter flight test.

Daniel R. Kirk, Ph.D., fluid mechanics, heat transfer, combustion, air-breathing propulsion, chemical and nuclear thermal rocket propulsion, shock tube flow experimentation, high-speed aerodynamics, internal flows, superconductivity for launch assist, spacecraft shielding, energy storage and propulsion.

T.  Dwayne McCay, Ph.D., materials science: materials processing in space.

Eric S. Perlman, Ph.D., extragalactic astrophysics: active galactic nuclei, jets, observational cosmology.

Hamid K. Rassoul, Ph.D., University Professor, space physics and instrumentation: physics of planetary lightning, solar energetic particles and cosmic rays, magnetic storms and substorms, photochemistry of planetary upper atmospheres.

Chelakara S. Subramanian, Ph.D., P.Eng. (U.K.), FllE, complex boundary layer flows (LDV, PIV/PDA, PSP/TSP), energy systems, film cooling, turbulence measurement/analysis low/high speed wind tunnel testing, wireless sensor network for wind, hurricane wind monitoring.

Ming Zhang, Ph.D., space physics: cosmic radiation and interactions with the plasma and magnetic fields in the interstellar medium, the heliosphere and magnetospheres.

Associate Professors

Mark R. Archambault, Ph.D., rocket combustion and propulsion, rocket fuel injector modeling, computational fluid dynamics, multiphase fluid flow, spray and particulate dynamics.

David C. Fleming, Ph.D., structural mechanics, advanced composite materials, crashworthy aerospace vehicle design, finite element analysis, fracture mechanics.

Brian A. Kish, Ph.D., flight test engineering, airplane performance, airplane stability and control, avionics, control systems.

Amitabh Nag, Ph.D.atmospheric electricity, lightning physics and electromagnetic effects, energetic radiation from lightning, lightning detection and applications.

Csaba Palotai, Ph.D., comparative planetology, numerical modeling of airbursts, atmospheric dynamics and physics. 

Jean Carlos Perez, Ph.D., nonlinear dynamics and turbulence in space, astrophysical plasma flows.

Razvan Rusovici, Ph.D., structural dynamics, smart material applications, damping modeling, vibration and acoustics, sensors and instrumentation, experimental modal analysis, turbomachinery, biomechanics.

George Rybicki, Ph.D., nuclear physics, radiation detection and measurement, nuclear non-proliferation.

Paavo Sepri, Ph.D., fluid mechanics, turbulence, convective heat transfer, boundary layers, aerodynamics, wind tunnel testing, droplet combustion, computational fluid dynamics.

Markus Wilde, Ph.D., robotic space systems, orbital robotics, on-orbit servicing, orbital debris removal.

Francisco Yumiceva, Ph.D., elementary particle physics, experimental high-energy physics at CERN with CMS experiment, search for exotic particles, simulation and detector development.

Ju Zhang, Ph.D., computational fluid dynamics, combustion, detonation, solid rocket and propellant propulsion, planetary astrophysics.

Assistant Professors

Saida Caballero-Nieves, Ph.D., massive stars, massive binaries and multiplicity, adaptive optics, stellar spectroscopy, interferometry, space-based astronomy.

Kimberly B. Demoret, Ph.D., P.E., engineering design, space launch umbilicals and ground support equipment, aerospace systems engineering, engineering education.

David Harris, Ph.D., Physics Education Research, Black Hole Physics.

Reza Jahanbakhshi, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering.

Manasvi Lingam, Ph.D., Astrobiology, Planetary habitability, Biosignatures, Classical field theory, Plasma physics, Black holes.

Mirmilad Mirsayar, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering.

Jeremey Riousset, Ph.D., lightning, blue jets, gigantic jets, comparative planetology, stellar wind interaction with planets’ ionosphere.

Benjamin M. Sawyer, M.S., physics education.

Instructors

James A. Gering, M.S.

Paul Martin, Ph.D.

Research Faculty

Konstantin V. Gamayunov, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor. Theoretical and computational space plasma physics.

Rearch Professionals

Lei Cheng, Ph.D.,

Tamer Elkafrawy, Ph.D., elementary particle physics: experimental high-energy physics with CMS experiment at CERN, development of particle detectors, upgrade of CMS GEM muon detectors, CMS physics data analysis, search for dark matter in the final state of displaced dimuon(s) via vector and Higgs portals.

Daniel Noonan, Ph.D.,

Ravindra Verma, Ph.D.,

Visiting Rearch Professionals

Daniel Batcheldor, Ph.D., Visiting Research Scientist. Subject Matter Expert - Physics, KSC-SURA.

Francis Bourne, Ph.D., Visiting Research Professor. Cubesat / small satellite mission and system development.

Tracy Gibson, Ph.D., Visiting Research Scientist. Space materials and systems, KSC-SURA liason.

 

Professors Emeriti

Joel H. Blatt, Ph.D.; James D. Patterson, Ph.D.