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Editorial Board

Editor Interviews

Omid Gohardani

Executive Editor
Omid Gohardani
Department of Power and Propulsion
Cranfield University
Bedfordshire
UK

 Biography :

Dr. Omid Gohardani holds a doctorate in Aerospace Engineering from Cranfield University, United Kingdom and dual Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona, United States and Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, following a visiting scholar position at the University of Florida, Florida, United States.He is a United States Wakonse teaching fellow, holds more than 15 national/international scholarships/awards and speaks six different languages fluently. He currently serves as a reviewer and editorial board member of several scientific journals and as a judge for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics student contests. In 2008, Dr. Gohardani was bestowed the title Honorary Citizen of Tucson, Arizona, United States and upon completion of a distinctive teaching program in Learner-Centered Education, awarded a College Teaching Certificate from the University of Arizona (summa cum laude).

Biography
 Research Interest :

Fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, fluid-structure interaction, droplet dynamics, advanced materials, aircraft icing, erosion, carbon nanotubes

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Loc Vu Quoc

Loc Vu-Quoc
Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Florida
USA
Tel: 352-392-6227
Fax: 352-392-7303

 Biography :

Loc Vu-Quoc received the Diplôme dIngénieur in Structural Engineering with Highest Honors (Avec Les Félicitations du Jury) from the Institut National des Science Appliquées, Lyon, France, in 1979. After a brief stint (Summer 78, Summer 79) at Engineering Systems International (ESI), Rungis, France, he joined the Centre Technique des Industries Mécaniques (CETIM), Senlis, France for two years (1979-81), and worked on the development of a finite element code for use in the French nuclear engineering program and in other small to medium mechanical industries. In 1982, he received a M.S. degree in Structural Mechanics from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago then at the University of California at Berkeley, he was conferred in 1985 a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and in 1986 a Ph.D. degree in Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics . After two years of postdoctoral work at Stanford and Berkeley, he joined the University of Florida in 1988, and is currently Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. In 1990, he received the NSF Presidential Young Investigator award. His current research interests are in applied/computational electromagnetics/mechanics, and in power electronics simulation. In 1996, Dr. Vu-Quoc was bestowed with a Teaching Improvement Program Award for excellence in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Fracture mechanics, composite materials; computational electromagnetic, power-electronic simulation; solid-shell formulation for adaptive materials; Finite elements, meshfree/particle methods, dynamics of flexible structures, optimization and control.

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SA Sherif

SA Sherif
Professor
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
University of Florida
USA
Tel: 352-392-7821
Fax: 352-392-1071

 Biography :

Dr. S.A. Sherif is a tenured Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and is the Founding Director of the Wayne K. and Lyla L. Masur HVAC Laboratory. He is also the Director of the Industrial Assessment Center and the Co-Director of the Southeastern Center for Industrial Energy Intensity Reduction at the University of Florida. He served on the faculties of the University of Florida (1991-present), University of Miami (1987-1991), and Northern Illinois University (1984-1987). He holds a Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University (1985) and B.Sc. (1975) and M.Sc. degrees (1978) from Alexandria University, all in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Sherif is a Fellow of ASME, a Fellow of ASHRAE, an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a Member of Commission B-1 on Thermodynamics and Transfer Processes of the International Institute of Refrigeration, and a Member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy. He is a past chair for the ASME Advanced Energy Systems Division, the K-19 Committee on Environmental Heat Transfer of the ASME Heat Transfer Division (2003-2007), the Coordinating Group on Fluid Measurements (1992-1994) and the Fluid Applications and Systems Technical Committee (2008-2010) of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division. He is also a past chair of the Steering Committee of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (2001-2003), ASHRAE’s Standards Project Committee 41.6 on Measurement of Moist Air Properties (1989-1994), and ASHRAE’s TC1.1 Committee on Thermodynamics and Psychrometrics (2012-2013). He also served as a member of the ASME’s Energy Resources Board (2001-2003) and was the Board’s representative to the ASME’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress Committee (2003-2006). He was the Head of the Refrigeration Section of ASHRAE (2004-2008), the Technical Conference Chair of the 2008 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, a member of the ASME Frank Kreith Energy Award Selection Committee (2005-2011), and the General Conference Chair of the 2013 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference. He is the 2013-2014 Chair of the ASME Heat Transfer Division Executive Committee (2009-2016) and a member of the ASME’s Basic Engineering Group Operating Board (2010-2014).

Biography
 Research Interest :

Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Thermal System Design and Optimization, and Spacecraft Thermal Management.

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Jacob N Chung

Jacob N Chung
Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Florida, USA
Tel: 352-392-9607

 Biography :

Jacob N. Chung is the Andrew H. Hines, Jr./Progress Energy Eminent Scholar Chair Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. He is also the Director of micro-Scale and Microgravity Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer Lab at the University of Florida. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). From 2002-2005, he served as an associated editor for the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer in the areas of phase-change heat transfer and multiphase flows. Dr. Chung’s research activities for the past thirty years have been in the general areas of fluid mechanics and heat transfer with a special focus on bubble and droplet dynamics and heat transfer, phase change heat transfer, multiphase flows, microgravity boiling, laminar-turbulent transition, turbulence in heated flows, nano- and micro-scale thermal transport phenomena, and cryogenic two-phase boiling heat transfer. For the past eight years, he has focused on the thermochemical biomass to energy conversion and biofuel production. He has authored and co-authored a total of 160 archival journal papers in the above research areas. Dr. Chung and two co-authors published a book entitled “Transport Phenomena with Drops and Bubbles”.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer of bubbles and Drops, Boiling Heat Transfer and Two-Phase Flows, Space Cryogenic Chilldown and Transport, Energy Conversion, Hydrogen Energy, Biomass, Solid Waste and Coal Conversion to Clean Energy by Gasification

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Sondipon Adhikari

Sondipon Adhikari
Professor
College of Aerospace Engineering
Swansea University, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1792 602088
Fax: +44 (0)1792 295676

 Biography :

Prof Adhikari is the chair of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering of Swansea University. Currently he is a Wolfson Research Merit Award holder from the Royal Society. He received his PhD in 2001 from the University of Cambridge and MSc (Eng) from IISc Bangalore (1997). During his PhD he was the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust scholar at the Trinity College. He was a lecturer at the Bristol University and a Junior Research Fellow in Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He was a visiting Professor at the Carleton University, University of Johannesburg and a visiting scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has published about 150 journal papers and 100 conference papers in these areas. He was an Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) Advanced Research Fellow and winner of the Philip Leverhulme Prize (2007) in Engineering (given to an outstanding scholar under the age of 35).

Biography
 Research Interest :

His research areas are multidisciplinary in nature and include uncertainty quantification in computational mechanics, bio & nanomechanics (nanotubes, graphene, cell mechanics, nano-bio sensors), dynamics of complex systems, inverse problems for linear and non-linear dynamics and vibration energy harvesting.

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Xin Wang

Xin Wang
Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Carleton University
Canada
Tel: +1(613) 520-2600
Fax: +1(613) 520-5715

 Biography :

Prof. Xin Wang obtained his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, from University of Waterloo, Canada in 1997. After he worked in industry for three years, in 2000, he joined the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. On July 1, 2011, he was promoted to the rank of Full Professor. Dr. Wang is a member of various international professional organizations such as ASME, ASTM and serves on the ASTM-E08 committee on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics. He has served on the organizing committee or international scientific committee for several and international conferences. He serves on the editorial board for two international scientific journals and regularly as a peer reviewer for over 10 international scientific and technical journals. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Dr. Wang’s main research interest and activities are in the area of fatigue and fracture mechanics for engineering materials and structures. The research projects involve solid mechanics, finite element methods, structural integrity assessment and material characterization. Research has enabled laboratory testing to better predict the fatigue and fracture properties of actual full-scale engineering structures in aerospace, pressure vessel, pipeline and offshore industries.

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Chun Yi Su

Chun-Yi Su
Professor
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Concordia University, Canada
Tel: 514-848-2424
Fax: 514-848-3175

 Biography :

Dr. Chun-Yi Su joined the Concordia University in 1998, where he is currently a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and holds the Concordia Research Chair in Control. He received his PhD degrees in control engineering from South China University of Technology in 1990. From 1991-1998, he was with the University of Victoria. Dr. Su’s research covers control theory and its applications to various systems including aerospace systems. He is the author or co-author of over 300 publications, which have appeared in journals, as book chapters and in conference proceedings. In addition to his academic activities, he has worked extensively with industrial organizations on various projects. Dr. Su has served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, and Journal of Control Theory & Applications. He is on the Editorial Board of 12 journals, including Control Engineering Practice and Mechatronics. Dr. Su has also severed for many conferences as an organizing committee member, including General Co-Chair of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation and Program Chair of the 2007 IEEE Conference on Control Applications.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Areas of expertise include robotic control, control of smart actuator, control of aerospace and mechatronic systems, adaptive control, nonlinear control, neural networks and fuzzy logic control.

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Piotr Czarnocki

Piotr Czarnocki
Professor
Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering
Warsaw University of Technology
Poland
Tel: 48 22 234 5856

 Biography :

Dr. Piotr Czarnocki obtained his M.Sc degree from the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland in 1974. The Thesis concerned modeling of 2D nonlinear flatter of wings. He obtained his Ph.D degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ont. Canada in 1986. The Thesis concerned strength analysis of adhesive joints. In 1986, He became a university teacher. Also, since than he participated in several industry project concerning design of prototype airframe composite components. In 1990-1991, he was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo. Since 1992, he has been lecturing on airframe design at the Warsaw University of Technology. In 2006, he finished his habilitation. The monograph was on delamination of laminates with polymeric matrixes. Currently he is serving as a professor in the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland and a professor in the Institute of Aviation Warsaw, Poland.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Design, stress analysis and manufacturing of aircraft composite structures.

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Bijl H

Bijl H
Professor
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Delft University of Technology
The Netherlands
Tel: +31-15-2785373
Fax: +31-15-2787077

 Biography :

She is working as Professor in Department of Aerospace Engineering in Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Aerodynamics.

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Linan An

Linan An
Associate Professor
Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center
University of Central Florida, USA
Tel: 407-823-1009

 Biography :

Dr. Linan An is currently an associate professor of Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center at the University of Central Florida. He obtained his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Lehigh University in 1996. Prior to join UCF, Dr. Linan An was a Research Associate at the University of Colorado. He is an author/co-author of more than 110 papers.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Polymer-derived ceramics, MEMS and micro-sensors for extreme environmental applications, Metal matrix nanocomposites, Nanostructured nonoxide ceramics based on self-assembly of block copolymer, Low-dimensional nanostructures, Mechanical, electronic, dielectric and optical behavior

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Balwant Rai

Balwant Rai
Associate Professor, Kepler Space institute, USA
Faculty of Earth & Life Sciences
JBR Institute of Health Education Research & Technology
India

 Biography :

He is president and founder of JBR Institute of Health Education research and Technology. He is also founder of the BR formula and BR Regression equation used in forensic technology. He is also Editor-in-Chief of four international journals and executive-deputy editor of Aeronautic dentistry. His current work concerns the effect of micro-gravity on oral cavity, human physiology & psychology, non invasive biomarkers. Rai published over 100 articles on subjects of aeronautic dentistry, micro-gravity, human factors, antioxidants, cancer markers, saliva, oral, systemic diseases and forensic dentistry. His biography has been published in Who’s Who in Health and Medicine, who’s who in the world, USA. He is invited editor of Mars Quarterly. He is an invited reviewer of NRF, South Africa, reviewer of more than 10 different journals and has seven pending patents. He is principal investigator cum researcher of project “simulated micro-gravity and human factors including oral cavity: Noninvasive biomarkers”. He is working with different space medicine and dentistry related research projects. He has strong belief in leaving a mark in space programs and noninvasive technology. He is researcher and consultant of many companies. He was selected in Crew 78, MDRS as Health and Safety Officer and crew 100B as commander, emergency physician and biomedical scientist.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Micro-gravity on oral cavity, Human physiology & psychology, Non invasive biomarkers aeronautic dentistry, Micro-gravity, Human factors, Antioxidants, cancer markers, Saliva, oral, Systemic diseases and Forensic dentistry.

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Kang Ping Chen

Kang Ping Chen
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Arizona State University
USA
Tel: 480-965-0907
Fax: 480-965-1384

 Biography :

Prof. Kang Ping Chen received his B.S. in Mechanics in 1982 from Peking University, China and Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics from the University of Minnesota under the guidance of Prof. Daniel D.Joseph. He was on the faculty of Clarkson University from 1990 to 1991 and moved to Arizona State University in 1991, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy. Prof. Chen’s research interest include multiphase flows, drag reduction, airplane de-icing, interfacial instabilities and flow in porous media. He has published extensively in highly reputable journals and his works have been frequently cited in the literature. He served as a Guest Editor for a special issue of Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics. He was a recipient of a 1991 Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Fluid Mechanics; Airplane de-icing; Hydrodynamic stability; Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics; Coating flows; Flow in porous media

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Elzbieta Jarzebowska

Elzbieta Jarzebowska
Associate professor
Power and Aeronautical Engineering Department
Warsaw University of Technology
Poland

 Biography :

Dr. Elżbieta Jarzębowska has received her PhD in Warsaw University of Technology during the period of 1988 to 2009. Currently she is working as an Associate professor in Warsaw University of Technology. She was the first at the Department, who started teaching mechanics in English at Computer-Aided Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering Courses for Foreign Students. She awarded for excellence in research, President of Warsaw University of Technology.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Dynamic modeling of multi-component systems; Nonlinear control theory problems; Model-based control of nonlinear systems; UAV, AUV, robotics, biomechanics modeling, control and design

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Youmin Zhang

Youmin Zhang
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Concordia University, Canada
Tel: 514-848-2424
Fax: 514-848-3175

 Biography :

Youmin Zhang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Concordia Institute of Aerospace Design and Innovation (CIADI) at Concordia University, Canada. His main research interests and experience are in the areas of condition monitoring, fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant (flight) control systems; cooperative guidance, navigation and control of unmanned aerial/ground vehicles; dynamic systems modeling, estimation, identification and control; and advanced signal processing techniques for diagnosis, prognosis and health management of safety-critical systems and manufacturing processes. He has published 4 books, over 200 journal and conference papers. He is a senior member of AIAA, senior member of IEEE, a member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety for Technical Processes, and a member of the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Program Committee (PC) on Unmanned Systems. He is an Editorial Board Member of several international journals and IPC member of many international conferences.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Avionics and Flight Control for Manned and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Spacecrafts/Satellites; Monitoring, Fault Detection and Diagnosis (FDD), and Fault Tolerant Flight Control Systems (FTFCS); Reliability and Fault Tolerance Techniques for Safety-critical Engineering Systems; Modeling, Simulation, Control, and Diagnosis for Engineering Applications; Filtering, Estimation, Identification and Information Fusion Techniques with Engineering Applications; Advanced Signal Processing Techniques for Diagnosis and Control of Machines and Mechatronic Systems; Intelligent and Hybrid Control Systems; Advanced Control Algorithms and Implementation; Real-time, Distributed and Embedded Systems

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Benaissa Azemi

Benaissa Azemi
Associate Professor
Royal Military College of Canada
Canada
Tel: 613-541-6000

 Biography :

Dr A. Benaissa received his Bachelors degree in Physics from Algiers University of Science and Technology in 1982. He entered the Institute of Mechanics and Statistics of Turbulence (France) in 1990 and obtained his Doctoral degree in 1993. During this time, he worked on conditional linkage between small scale turbulent structures and coherent structures in boundary layers. He developed new algorithms in analysing the conditional correlation between a passive scalar and its dissipation in boundary layers and jets. After different post-doc positions in France and Canada, he joined the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at RMC as an Assistant Professor in 1999 and since 2002, as an Associate Professor. His research involves scalar mixing for gas turbine applications and pollutant dilution in the environment. He also works on transitional Reynolds flows, particularly boundary layers on airfoils at low angles of attack.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Turbulence in fluids, Small scale structures in shear turbulent flows, Passive scalar transport in turbulent flows, Coherent structures in turbulent flows and effect of initial conditions on their contribution to mixing, Homogeneous turbulence behind grids, Unsteady aerodynamics for small lifting structures.

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Subith S Vasu

Subith S Vasu
University of Central Florida
USA
Tel: +1-650-804-4876

 Biography :

Prof. Subith S Vasu received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University during the period of 2004-2010. He spent a year at Sandia National Labs doing his post-doc work and currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals. He has authored more than 20 research articles/books including one in the prestigious science journal.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Chemical kinetics, Combustion science, Thermosciences, Alternative fuels, Energy, Laser diagnostics and sensors, Shock wave physics and chemistry, Laser spectroscopy, and Advanced propulsion

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Roberto Sabatini

Roberto Sabatini
Aerospace Engineering Department
School of Engineering
Cranfield University
Cranfield, Bedfordshire, UK
Tel: 01234 750111

 Biography :

Dr Roberto Sabatini has over 23 years of professional experience in Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) of Aerospace Electronic Systems for Military and Civil applications. He is an expert in the design, integration, verification and certificationof advanced Avionics and CNS/ATM Systems, with specific hands-on competence in GNSS and Integrated NavigationSystems,Aeronautical Communications, Surveillance Systems and Multi-Sensor Data Fusion.Dr Sabatini graduated with a PhD in Avionics Electro-Optical Sensor Systems from the Department of Aerospace, Power and Sensors of Cranfield University (2003). He also obtained a third level advanced degree in Astronautical Engineering summa cum laude from Rome University “La Sapienza”, with a thesis on GNSS and Integrated Navigation/GuidanceSystems (2006), and an MSc in Navigation Technology from the University of Nottingham (1997). He received the qualifications of Aerosystems Graduate from the Royal Air Force (UK) and of Flight Test Engineer (Avionic Systems) from the Italian Air Force (1994). Additionally, he holds anAircraft Private Pilot License, an Airborne Parachutist License, and the military qualifications of NATOElectronic Warfare Officerand Weapons Employment Officer (Air).

Biography
 Research Interest :

Dr Sabatini’s research interests include Avionic and CNS/ATM SystemsDesign, Integration, Test and Evaluation, as well as GNSS, Electro-Optics and Integrated Sensor Systems for Manned Aircraft and UAVs. The current research focus is on Fault-Tolerant Architectures for Avionics and CNS/ATM Applications, UAV Sense-and-Avoid, Airborne LIDAR and Multi/Hyper-spectral Sensors, GNSS Integrity Augmentation and Multi-Sensor Fusion for Mission-Critical and Safety-Critical applications.

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Jian-Guo Wang

Jian-Guo Wang
Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering
Faculty of Science and Engineering
York University, Canada
Tel: 416-736-2100
Fax: 416-650-8135

 Biography :

Dr.-Ing. Jian-Guo Wang has been a faculty member in Department of Earth and Space Science Engineering of York University in Toronto, Canada since 2006. He is also Member of Professional Engineers Ontario of Canada. He worked as Senior Navigation Engineer at Applanix Corp. from 1999 to 2006. Prior to this, he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Surveying Engineering from Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping, and his Dr.-Ing. in Geomatics from University of The Federal Armed Forces Munich, Germany. With more than 20 years of academic and industrial experience in China, Germany and Canada, his current research interests focus on multisensor integrated positioning and navigation technology, high precision and high accuracy positioning methodology and advanced data processing algorithms.

Biography
 Research Interest :

GNSS, Multisensor integrated navigation, high precision and high accuracy positioning methodology, GIS, LiDAR, Engineering Photogrammetry, Advanced data processing algorithms (Kalman filtering, least squares etc.).

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Sonjoy Das

Sonjoy Das
Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
SUNY at Buffalo
USA

 Biography :

Dr. Sonjoy Das is currently a faculty member of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineer- ing (MAE), University at Bu alo (UB), NY, USA. Prior to joining MAE/UB, he worked as a postdoc- toral associate in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. Before joining MIT, he was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, USA. Prior to joining USC as a postdoctoral research associate, he obtained his PhD from the same university in 2008. He has two master degrees { one from the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, The Johns Hopkins University, USA (2007) and the other from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2001). He has more than 10 journal, conference proceedings and book chapter publications. He has been invited to present his works in international conferences and workshops, and presented his works in numerous other in- ternational conferences and workshops. He also serves as peer reviewers for internationally respected journals and conference proceedings. 1

Biography
 Research Interest :

General Focus: Multiscale, multifidelity and multiphysics systems; Uncertainty analysis
Methodologies: Random matrix theory; Polynomial chaos expansion; Stochastic calculus; Extreme value theory; Stochastic search and optimization; Fisher information matrix; Statistical energy analysis; Finite element method; Mechanical vibrations.
Application Areas: Aerospace materials and structures; Geomechanical materials and systems; Structural health monitoring; Porus media; Tumor detection; High-frequency vibrations.

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Marcel Ilie

Marcel Ilie
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Central Florida
USA
Tel: 407-823-1319

 Biography :

Dr. Marcel Ilie is working as an Assistant Professor at Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida since 2009. He received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Computational Fluid Dynamics, Aeroelasticity, Aerodynamics, Aeroacoustics, Turbulence Modeling, Numerical Combustion, Multi-phase Flows, Sustainable Energy and Biomedical Engineering.

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Ron Barrett

Ron Barrett
Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering Department
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
USA

 Biography :

Dr. Ron Barrett holds Bachelor\\s, Master\\s and Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering. He has authored more than 200 technical publications, worked, lectured and consulted in 9 different countries, 5 Government labs and 13 aerospace companies on a variety of adaptive structures, missiles, missiles and UAV projects. He is a recipient of Discover Magazine\\s Discover Award for Aerospace Technology and holds patents on many devices from drag nulling airfoils to guided bullet flight control assemblies. He has served on Aerospace Engineering faculties in Auburn, Alabama, the Technical University of Delft, Holland and The University of Kansas where he now teaches and does research on aircraft design, missiles, munitions and adaptive aerostructures

Biography
 Research Interest :

Missiles, Munitions, UAVs, Aircraft Design and Adaptive Aerostructures

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Haiyan Luo

Haiyan Luo
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Cooper Union
USA

 Biography :

Dr. Haiyan Luo is a full time research fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at Cooper Union. She received the B.Eng. and M.Sc. Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China in 1999 and 2002 respectively. From 2002 to 2004, she was an assistant professor in the State Key Lab of Coal Combustion, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. She got her Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2008. After completing her Ph.D., Dr. Luo worked in the Philips Display Crop., Hong Kong as a senior thermal engineer. In 2011 Dr. Luo worked as a Post-Doctoral fellow in Texas A&M University. Dr. Luo is currently an assistant editor of Journal of Power Technologies.

Biography
 Research Interest :

fluid-structure interaction, combustion simulation, particle image velocimetry, two-phase flow, aerodynamics, heat transfer and biomechanics.

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Jiang Qin

Jiang Qin
Harbin Institute of technology
China

 Biography :

Dr. Jiang Qin is currently working at Harbin Institute of technology, China. He received his Ph.D. with honors in Aeronautics and Astronautics Propulsion. His major area of research includes Airbreathing propulsion, heat transfer and thermodynamic cycle.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Airbreathing propulsion, Active aeroengine cooling, Thermal management, Thermodynamic cycle, Supercritical flow, Convective heat transfer, Reactional flow.

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Juntao Chang

Juntao Chang
Academy of Fundamental and Interdisciplinary Sciences
Harbin Institute of Technology
China

 Biography :

Dr. Juntao Chang is an associate Professor in the Academy of Fundamental and Interdisciplinary Sciences, Harbin Institute of Technology, China. He received Ph.D degree in Power Mechanical and Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2008. His current interests are hypersonic inlet, supersonic combustion, aerospace engine modeling and control.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Hypersonic flow, supersonic combustion, aerospace engine modeling and control.

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Sukumar Senthilkumar

Sukumar Senthilkumar
Division of Computer Science and Engineering
Chon Buk National University
South Korea
Tel: 04142240420

 Biography :

Dr. Sukumar Senthilkumar is currently working at Chon Buk National University, South Korea. He is currently working on "New Numerical Solutions for Some Real Time Application Problems" Dr. Senthilkumar has refreed many peer review journals and is also associated with many Open Access Journals.

Biography
 Research Interest :

His research interest includes; Digital Image Processing, Cellular Neural Network, Simulation and Computing, Numerical Analysis and Techniques.

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Kumar Shanmugam

Kumar Shanmugam
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Masdar Institute of Science & Technology
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: 971 2 810 9239
Fax: 971 2 810 9901

 Biography :

Dr. Kumar has research interests in the area of mechanics of advanced materials and structures at different length scales. He obtained his PhD in Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering from the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford and an MPhil in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southampton. He also received another master’s from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and attended graduate school at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras. He was a visiting faculty at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from Dec 2011 – Jan 2013. He has also held a Post-doctoral position in the Materials Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. S Kumar held several R&D positions (including a Scientist post in an aero-engine defense R&D lab) spanning about a decade, working on computational modelling and design of materials &structures, before heading to the UK.
\r\nHe has won several awards including EPSRC award at Oxford and Rolls-Royce/DTI Fellowship at Southampton and has an impressive record of publications in peer reviewed international journals. He has edited a book on Advances in Modeling and Design of Adhesive Bonded Systems (Wiley-Scrivener 2013). He serves on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology (USA) and the Journal of Multifunctional Composites (USA). Dr. Kumar leads Advanced Materials and Multi-functional Structures (AM2S) Group at Masdar Institute (MI). He is a senior member of AIAA and is an active member of ASME, SAA UK and MRS India.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Multi-scale modeling Micro- and Nano-composites; Multifunctional materials & structures Functionally tailored interfaces & materials Bio-inspired design of materials & structures Thin films & multi-layered systems (e.g. thermal barrier coatings, adhesively bonded systems, electronic assemblies etc.) Fatigue, Fracture & Damage mechanics, Lifing & life extension

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Lin Ma

Lin Ma
Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
Virginia Tech University
Virginia
USA

 Biography :

Lin Ma is an Associate Professor of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering at Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA. He received his B.S. in Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2000, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2001 and 2006, respectively. His research interests lie in the area of thermal-fluid sciences, with an emphasis on the study of energy systems using non-intrusive optical diagnostics. Specific research directions include fundamental combustion research using optical imaging techniques, energy and power devices (such as gas turbine engines, and hybrid automotive power systems), monitoring and reduction of combustion emissions. He is active in professional services at local/national/international levels. He serves on the AMT (Aerodynamic Measurement Technology) Technical Committee of AIAA, serves as reviewer for 15+ journals regularly, and served on numerous conference organizing committees and review panels.

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Optical diagnostics, combustion research using optical imaging techniques, energy and power devices (such as gas turbine engines, and hybrid automotive power systems), monitoring and reduction of combustion emissions

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Abdon E Sepulveda

Abdon E Sepulveda
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California
California
USA

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Abdon Sepulveda is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at UCLA and is part of the NSF ERC, Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems (TANMS). Prior to the present position he was a senior consultant and manager of a Research and Development in private industry where he was the supervisor for several projects in the area of modelling, numerical analysis and design optimization. He has developed advanced techniques for optimal design in the fields of structures, controls and reliability. Currently he is working in design optimization of nano-material systems and energy storage.

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