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Karthik Duraisamy promoted to AE Associate Professor

Dr. Karthik Duraisamy has been promoted to Aerospace Engineering Associate Professor.| Short Read
IMAGE:  Aerospace Engineering Associate Professor Karthik Duraisamy

Congratulations to Dr. Karthik Duraisamy for his promotion to Aerospace Engineering Associate Professor!

Professor Duraisamy is interested in the development of computational models, algorithms and uncertainty quantification approaches with application to the aeromechanics of fixed and rotary wing aircraft, wind turbines and hypersonic cruise vehicles. This research includes fluid dynamic modeling at a fundamental level as well as in an integrated system-level setting. An overarching theme of his Computational Aerosciences Laboratory is the use of computational methods to answer scientific and engineering questions at the desired level of sophistication with an understanding of the effect of modeling uncertainties on the predicted results.

Professor Duraisamy was recently appointed the Director of the Center of Excellence on Rocket Combustor Dynamics, which will simulate flows and flames inside rocket engines, with the hope of laying the groundwork for smarter, more reliable designs.

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors. | Medium Read