The National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship (NDSEG) is a highly competitive fellowship, typically with a success rate less than 10%. The award is funded by the Department of Defense, and Yasin Abul-Huda was selected by the Air Force Research Laboratory/ Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFRL/AFSOR).
The NDSEG Fellowship award duration is three years and begins September 2014. The award will enable Yasin’s work which is focused on studying the effects of nonequilibrium and excited state chemistry on supersonic combustion processes. The work will leverage the University of Michigan’s Hypersonic Expansion Tube Facility that is now operational in the Gas Dynamics Imaging (GDI) Laboratory. The experiments of this study will rely heavily on non-intrusive laser diagnostic methods such as Laser Induced Fluorescence and Laser Absorption Spectroscopy.
Yasin Abul-Huda is a Ph.D. Candidate. His advisor is Mirko Gamba, assistant professor of aerospace engineering.