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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics


    Fundamentals and Applications of Modern Flow Control




    Course Instructor:

    This course is organized and taught by distinguished subject matter experts from the AIAA Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee.

    The instructors include (may vary depending on topics)
    Daniel Miller, Lead Instructor, is a Technical Fellow with the Lockheed Martin (LM) Skunk Works working in the R&D of advanced air vehicle systems technologies. He has supported F-16, F-22 ATF, F-35 JSF, X-30 NASP, and numerous special programs in the areas of propulsion integration, inlet & nozzle flowpath design and flow physics, modern flowfield control (MFC), unsteady aero phenomena, aero-optics, thermal management, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and design of experiments methods. He serves as the Technical Lead and PI for Propulsion Integration R&D and a Program Manager for R&D programs involving MFC. He is a recipient of the LM Corporate NOVA Award as well as the LM Aeronautics AeroStar Award. Daniel is an AIAA Associate Fellow, serves on the Fluid Dynamic TC, and has 50+ technical publications and patents. Daniel is also a co-editor and co-author of a new AIAA textbook on Flow Control. Daniel received both an M.S. Degree (under a Brunswick Fellowship) and B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

    Louis N. Cattafesta III is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. His primary research interests are experimental fluid dynamics, particularly active flow control and aeroacoustics. Prior to joining UF in April of 1999, he was a Senior Research Scientist at High Technology Corporation in Hampton, VA, where he was the group leader of the Experimental and Instrumentation Group. He received a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1986 from Penn State University, a MS degree in Aeronautics from MIT in 1988, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1992 from Penn State University. More information regarding his research can be found at Dr. Cattafesta has co-authored 4 AIAA best conference paper awards in 2001, 2002, and two in 2004. He is the author or co-author of 6 US Patents, 6 book chapters, and approximately 60 journal publications. Dr. Cattafesta is an Associate Fellow of AIAA and a Fellow of ASME. He is also a member of ASA and APS.

    Tony Washburn currently serves as the Chief Technologist for the NASA Environmentally Responsible Aviation Project. He formerly served as the Branch Head for the Flow Control and Physics Group at NASA Langley Research Center. Tony has been a leader in airfoil-based flow control research and has published extensively in the area of flow control. Tony has a MS and BS degree in Aeronautical Engineering.