Tom Shih Professor and Head of Aeronautics and Astronautics Purdue University

Tom Shih

Tom I-P. Shih is the J. William Uhrig and Anastasia Vournas Head and Professor of the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University.  Before coming to Purdue, he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University.  He has also served as a faculty member at Michigan State University, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Florida and was a mechanical engineer at NASA Lewis (now Glenn) Research Center.  Shih started his undergraduate education at West Virginia University, but completed his BS degree at the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. His MS and PhD degrees are from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  His research interests are in computational fluid mechanics, gas turbine aerodynamics and heat transfer, aircraft icing, and control of shock-wave/boundary-layer interactions.  He is a fellow of AIAA and ASME and a recipient of AIAA’s Energy Systems Award. Currently, he serves on the NASA Advisory Council - Aeronautics Committee and a number of other advisory boards and chairs AIAA Committee on Higher Education.