Faculty & Staff

Contact:
(540) 231-7274
wng@vt.edu
425 Goodwin Hall (0238)
635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Wing Ng

Chris C. Kraft Endowed Professor

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Dr. Ng is an endowed professor with the Mechanical Engineering Department at Virginia Tech. His primary research interest are Aeroacoustics of Drones and Unmanned Air Vehicles, Aeroacoustics of Jet Noise,Development of Advanced Diagnostics Techniques for Flow Measurements in Turbine Engines and for Flight Tests, Transonic Turbine Blade Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer Studies, Evaluation of Gas Turbine Diffuses/Collector Performance, and Aerothermal Particle Studies for Gas Turbine Components.

Contact:
(540) 231-7650
kelowe@vt.edu
Aerospace & Ocean Engineering (MC0119)
McBryde Hall, RM 660C, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

K. Todd Lowe, Associate Director

Associate Professor

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Dr. Lowe is an associate professor with the Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Department at Virginia Tech. His primary research interest are novel flow instrumentation, supersonic jet noise reduction and engine/airframe integration.

Contact:
(540) 231-9056
ptiger@vt.edu
Aerospace & Ocean Engineering (MC0203)
Randolph Hall, RM 224-9, Virginia Tech
460 Old Turner St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Joseph Schetz

Fred D. Durham Endowed Chair Professor

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Dr. Schetz is an endowed professor with the Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Department at Virginia Tech. His primary interests are in Skin Friction and Heat Flux Measurements, Aerodynamics and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization for Advanced Aircraft, and Injection, Mixing and Combustion in Supersonic Flow.

Contact:
(540) 231-9104
walto@vt.edu
109 Randolph Hall (0710)
460 Old Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Walter F. O'Brien

J. Bernard Jones Professor

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Dr. O’Brien is an endowed professor with the Mechanical Engineering Department at Virginia Tech. His primary interests are in engine inlet distortion, inlet noise control, SCRAMJETS etc.

Contact:
(540) 231-2652
csadams@vt.edu
Aerospace & Ocean Engineering (MC0203)
Randolph Hall, RM 202, Virginia Tech
460 Old Turner St.
Blacksburg, VA 240611

Colin Adams

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Adams is an assistant professor with the Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Department at Virginia Tech. His primary research interests are in spacecraft propulsion, fusion energy, and plasma in high-speed flows.

Contact:
(540) 231-9975
dtafti@exchange.vt.edu
213E Goodwin Hall (0238)
635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Danesh Tafti

William S. Cross Professor

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Dr. Tafti is an endowed professor in Mechanical Engineering Department at Virginia Tech. His primary research interests are in CFD in dynamic geometries, Parallel computing, Turbulence modeling, Large Eddy Simulations, Turbulent flow and heat transfer, Fluid-structure Interaction, Particulate flows, Discrete Element Method.

Contact:
(540) 231-7295
jwm84@vt.edu
413C Goodwin Hall (0238)
635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Joseph Meadows

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Meadows is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech.  His primary research interest is combustion for propulsive and power generating applications.

Contact:
(540) 231-6752
willrm3@vt.edu
Aerospace & Ocean Engineering (MC0203)
Hancock Hall, RM 115, Virginia Tech
490 Old Turner St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

 

Randall Monk,

Laboratory Machinist

Randall Monk is in charge of the machine shop at APPL. He supports various projects’ manufacturing needs as well as contributes to rig development and safety.

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