Amitay, Michael

Sep 7, 2011    

Director, Flow Control

Michael Amitay is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering and the Director and Founder of the new Center for Flow Physics and Control (CeFPaC) at RPI.  He received his B.Sc. (1987), M.Sc. (1990) and D.Sc. (1994) from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel.  He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Arizona (1994-1996) working on active control of heat transfer from heated/cooled surfaces.  From 1996-2003 he held several positions at Georgia Tech Research Institute (Aerospace, Transportation, and Advanced Systems Lab) and at Georgia Institute of Technology (School of Mechanical Engineering).  He is at RPI since June 2003.

He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA.  Prof. Amitay has over 85 journal and conference publications and three book chapters, and two U.S. patents.  Three of his conference papers were awarded “best technical paper” in 2000 by the ASME and in 2001 and 2002 by the AIAA. His current research interests are in the field of active flow control with applications in aerodynamics for Aerial and Underwater Vehicles, performance enhancement of wind turbines, building integrated wind, and heat transfer control. In addition, Prof. Amitay has been applying flow control to two-phase flows (particle-laden jets, sprays, and bubbly flows in micro-channels).

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