M. Razi Nalim is currently an Interim Associate Dean for research and graduate programs at the Purdue University School of Engineering and Technology in Indianapolis. He has over 25 years of research experience in combustion, explosions, engines, and nonsteady flow-related areas in industry, academia, and government. His career began in internal combustion engine emissions control, cogeneration systems, and engine testing. After his Doctorate, Dr. Nalim went to NASA Glenn Research Center to investigate pulsed combustion and detonation flow devices for propulsion and power. He has received four patents for nonsteady flow devices and has established a pioneering research program in constant-volume combustion processes. Since 2000, Dr. Nalim has led a consortium of university and industry researchers to establish the Indiana Propulsion and Power Center of Excellence. He has also initiated research in biological fluid nonsteady flows related to joint and bone mechanics. His efforts have been supported by dozens of grants. Dr. Nalim was twice awarded the Abraham Max Distinguished Professorship, as well as the Frank Burley Distinguished Professorship—the highest honors of the School of Engineering and Technology in Indianapolis for research and service accomplishments, respectively. He has served overseas as a Fulbright Senior Scholar. He has made invited presentations at major institutions worldwide on novel wave devices utilizing unsteady flow.
Biography Updated on 1 June 2011