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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics


    Stability and Transition - Theory, Experiment, and Modeling




    Course Instructors:

    Dr. Hassan A. Hassan received his Ph.D in Aeronautical Engineering in 1956 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently a Professor of Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University. His current research interests include Turbulence, Transition and Supersonic Combustion. He is the developer of the k- zeta Model.

    Helen L. Reed is Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University. Professor Reed has been a leader in theoretical and computational transition and laminar-flow-control studies for over 30 years. She is co-PI for the AFOSR/NASA National Hypersonic Science Center in Transition at Texas A&M, and an active member of the AIAA Transition Study Group. She was the recipient of the 2007 J. Leland "Lee" Atwood Award from the ASEE Aerospace Division and AIAA - the award is bestowed annually upon an aerospace engineering educator in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession. She was inducted into the Academy of Engineering Excellence at Virginia Tech, her alma mater, in May 2008. She is a Fellow of AIAA, ASME, and APS.

    William S. Saric is Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M. He has conducted theoretical and experimental stability and transition studies for over 38 years. He received the SES G.I. Taylor Medal (1993), AGARD Scientific Achievement Award (1996), and AIAA Fluid Dynamics Award (2003). He is Fellow of AIAA, ASME, and APS.