Faculty Profiles

Sepri, Paavo

Associate Professor
Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences

Educational Background

B.S., Aerospace Engineering Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn 1965
M.S., Astronautics Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn 1965
Can. Phil., Engineering Science University of California, San Diego 1969
Ph.D., Engineering Science University of California, San Diego 1971

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Florida Institute of Technology, 1987 – present

Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma, 1981 – 1986

Senior Staff Scientist, AVCO Systems Division, 1975 – 1981

Assistant Research Engineer, University of California, San Diego, 1973 – 1975

Senior Research Assistant, Queen Mary College, London, 1971 – 1973

Current Research

Computation of Flows within Inlet Guide Vane Passages.

Computation of Pressure Distributions in the Vicinity of Laminar Flame Sheets.

Computation of Air/Water Mixtures in Supersonic Wind Tunnels.

Computational Modeling of Micro-Thruster Performance.

Transition to Turbulence and its Connection to Chaos Theory.

Selected Publications

Rusovici, R., Sepri, P., Kwok Choon, S.T.C., Feys, J., and Archambault, M., Smart Actuation of Inlet Guide Vanes for Small Turbine Engine, Journal of Aviation and Aerospace Perspectives, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 19-35, Winter 2011.

Sepri, P., Confined Natural Convection in the Low Prandtl Number Limit, BETECH XII Conference, April 9-11, 1997.

Sepri, P., Exponential Wake Structure of Heated Boundary Layers at Elevated Levels of Free-Stream Turbulence, Journal of Heat Transfer, June 1987, pp. 336-344.

Sepri, P., K. Chen, and J.A. OKeefe, Diminished Tektite Ablation in the Wake of a Swarm, Journal of Geophysical Research, June 1981, pp. 5103-5111.

Sepri, P., Two Point Turbulence Measurements Downstream of a Heated Grid, Physics of Fluids, December 1976, pp. 1876-1884.

Sepri, P., Analysis of the Pressure and Velocity Fields Across Steady Diffusion Flame Sheets, Combustion and Flame, April 1976, pp. 179-189.