PEOPLE :: ALUM

Anna Pavlova (Ph.D.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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David Tamburello (Ph.D.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Florine Cannelle (MS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Movies of a finite span synthetic jet: SJ-frontSJ-side

 

Janine Freeman (MS)

A Massachusetts native, Janine received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at RPI in May 2009. During her time at RPI, she interned at EMC Corporation and Raytheon, but ultimately decided that her interests lie in renewable energy, specifically wind power. She did her Master work with Dr Amitay on a unique vertical axis wind turbine design.

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Jennifer Ziegler (MS)

Jennifer graduated from RPI with her M.S. in August 2007 (co-advisor with Lupita Montoya).  She currently works at General Electric Research Center, NY.

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John Farnsworth (Ph.D.)

John Farnsworth received both his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2006, 2007, and 2011, respectively.  While at RPI, John became interested in experimental research in fluid dynamics and began working in the Flow Control Research Lab at RPI as an undergraduate in 2004.  Since then he has also worked as an intern at NASA Langley in Hampton, VA.  John was funded under a ULI Grant from the Office of Naval Research for his PhD.

 

 

 
 

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John Vaccaro (Ph.D.)

The son of John Sr. and Denise Vaccaro, John was raised along with his sister, Michelle in Levittown, NY. He received a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Hofstra University in 2002 and a PhD. in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in May 2011. John is currently working for General Electric Aviation as a Fan and Compressor Aerodynamicist. Outside interests include traveling, music (folk and reggae), sports, poker, and playing acoustic guitar.

 

 

 

 

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Joshua Wood (MS)

Joshua Wood graduated from RPI with a MS in August 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

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Marcus Ciuryla (MS)

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Steven London (MS)

Steven London graduated from RPI with a MS in May 2009.

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Wasif Khan (MS)

Flow control is an emerging field of study in fluid mechanics.  Flow control is the ability to manipulate a flow field to affect a desired change is of immense practical importance.  Most flow control techniques have focused on control of separation, which is achieved either through passive or active techniques.  Passive devices, such as vortex generators or ramps, are non-fluidic devices, which are attached to the surface to control separation and enhance mixing.  Passive devices are robust and require no energy input.  Active devices include steady or unsteady jets that are characterized by a net energy input into the flow.  Recently, passive and active devices have been used in unison to create a Hybrid “fail-safe” device which proved to be more effective than either device on its own and is the focus of this study.

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