Sensors and Atmospheric Effects

Understanding physical and chemical processes in hypersonic shock and boundary layers is critical to our ability to operate and sense in the hypersonic regime. This Purdue research team has a strong track record and deep capabilities in modeling atomic and molecular processes in high-enthalpy flows and associated atmospheric effects. The team is also engaged in studies of plasmaelectromagnetic interactions relevant to interactions of communication, guidance and other signals in this regime.

Alina Alexeenko, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Sergey Macheret, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Pavlos Vlachos, Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Sally Bane, Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Dan Cziczo, Professor and Department Head, Purdue University, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary
Sciences

Joseph Jewell, Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Alex Shashurin, Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics