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Steve Son

Contact Information

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Biography

Dr. Steven F. Son is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University (2006-Present). Steve received his Ph. D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was a J. R. Oppenheimer Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory (1993-1996). He then served as a Technical Staff Member and Project Leader at Los Alamos (1996-2006). He was a visiting professor at The Pennsylvania State University on a one-year sabbatical, teaching a special topics course on the combustion of energetic materials, and performing combustion research (2005-2006). His research interests are in experimental and theoretical studies of combustion of energetic materials (propellants, explosives, and pyrotechnics), microscale combustion, nanoscale energetic composites, combustion synthesis, and coal combustion. He has given numerous invited lectures at several research institutions, as well as at meetings of the Material Research Society (MRS), American Physical Society (APS), International Pyrotechnics Seminar, and Gordon Research Conferences. Steve is currently an Associate Editor of the AIAA's Journal of Propulsion and Power.  

Expertise: Experimental and theoretical studies of combustion of energetic materials (propellants, explosives, and pyrotechnics), microscale combustion, nanoscale energetic composites, combustion synthesis, and coal combustion

 

Education

Degrees:

B.S., M.S.: Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1989
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1993

 

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