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M. Razi Nalim
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Dr. Razi Nalim is Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Programs at the School of Engineering & Technology in Indianapolis. He has over 25 years of experience in industry, academia, and government, working on energy, combustion, and pulsatile fluid flow solutions. He pioneered wave-rotor combustion at NASA Glenn Research Center, founded the Combustion & Propulsion Research Laboratory at IUPUI, led a university-industry consortium to develop pressure-gain combustion, and helped establish the Rolls-Royce University Technology Center at Purdue University's Zucrow Labaratories.

He also contributed to joint biofluid mechanics research and engineering education innovations. His efforts have generated over $8M in grants, 4 patents, and over 90 publications. Dr. Nalim has been awarded the Abraham Max and Frank Burley Distinguished Professorships - the highest School honors for research and service accomplishments. He served overseas as a Fulbright Senior Scholar and is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.