Research Group Members

         
     

Faculty

Dr. Thomas Strganac
Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Office: 727C Phone: (979) 845-1694
Email: strag@tamu.edu Fax: (979) 845-6051

Education

  • Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1987
  • M.S., Texas A&M University, 1980
  • B.S., North Carolina State University, 1977

Research Interests

  • Aeroelastic Phenomena
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Nonlinear Mechanics

Professional Honors

  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Texas
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Associate Editor, AIAA Journal of Aircraft
  • Tenneco Award for Meritorious Teaching of Engineering, 2003
  • TAMU Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Research Fellow Award, 1998
  • AIAA Outstanding Faculty Advisor, AIAA Region IV, 1991-1992

Professional Experience Details


Dr. Paul Cizmas
Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Office: 743C Phone: (979) 845-5952
Email: cizmas@aero.tamu.edu Fax: (979) 845-6051

Education

  • Ph.D., Duke University, 1995
  • Dipl. Ing., Aerospace Engineering, Institutul Politehnic Bucuresti, Romania, 1984

Research Interests

  • Numerical Simulation and Low Order Models for Steady and Unsteady Transport Phenomena
  • Fluid-Solid Interaction
  • Turbine-Combustors
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Massively Parallel Processing

Professional Honors

  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Select Young Faculty, 2003
  • National Research Council/Air Force Office of Scientific Research Summer Faculty Fellowship, Wright-Patterson AFB, 2003
  • Chairperson: Unsteady Flows in Turbomachines, The 9th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery (ISROMAC-9), 2002
  • Chairperson: Unsteady Flows in Turbomachines, The 8th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery (ISROMAC-8), 2000
  • Air Force Research Laboratory Summer Faculty, 2000

Recent Graduates

Wm. Joel Hill
M.S. Graduate, 2005

Education

  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2005
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2003

Research Interests

  • Suppression of Aeroelastic Instability
  • Multidisciplinary UAV Design

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George Platanitis
Ph.D. Graduate, 2003

Education

  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, May 2003
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, June 1999
  • B.S., Engineering Physics, Mechanical Option, Queen's University (Canada), April 1997

Research Interests

  • Static Analysis of a Wing Section with Leading Edge and Trailing Edge Control Systems
  • Predicting Trailing Edge Control System Reversal and Delaying/Preventing the Onset of Reversal Using Leading Edge Control Systems
  • Active Control Application Using Adaptive Control Methods for Suppression of Aeroelastic Instabilities (Flutter, Limit Cycle Oscillations) using Leading and Trailing Edge Control System Configurations
  • Theoretical and Experimental Validation of the Above Using the TAMU 2' x 3' Wind Tunnel

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Past Graduates

  • Chetan Nichkawde, M.S., 2006
  • Kiun Kim, Ph.D., 2004
  • Sreenivasa Chinthamani, M.S., 2001
  • Preetham Rao, M.S., 2001
  • David Thompson, M.S., 2001
  • Jared Kujala, M.Engr, 2000
  • Nattavut Duangsungnaen, M.S., 1999
  • Haiming Huang, M.S., 1998
  • Heather Gilliatt, M.S., 1997
  • Peter Golden, M.S., 1996
  • Jeffrey Block, M.S., 1996
  • Todd O'Neil, M.S., 1995
  • Bruce Biskup, M.S., 1994
  • Debbie Payne, M.S., 1993
  • Alan Farrow, M.S., 1993
  • Young Ik Kim, Ph.D., 1993
  • Laurence Clautrier, M.S., 1991
 
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
 

 

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