Dr. Joe Majdalani is a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Tennessee Space Institute. He received a B.E. in 1989, an M.S. in 1991, and a Ph.D. in 1995 from the University of Utah, all in the field of mechanical engineering. From 1995 to 1997, he remained a teaching fellow at the University of Utah while working as a research contractor for Raytheon-Sarcos and the Center for Engineering Design, Utah. In 1997, he moved to Marquette University where he was first appointed as an Assistant Professor and subsequently promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In 2003, he joined the University of Tennessee Space Institute, serving as the Jack D. Whitfield Professor of High Speed Flows. In 2007, he was appointed to the H. H. Arnold Chair of Excellence in Advanced Propulsion. Dr. Majdalani’s research devotes itself to the theoretical and numerical modeling of injection and swirl induced flow fields. His topics of interest include unsteady fluid dynamics, thermo-acoustic instability theory, rocket engine core flow modeling, particle mean flow interactions, singular perturbations, multiple scales theory, and swirl induced heat transfer. In these areas, Dr. Majdalani has published more than 160 papers and book chapters. In the aerospace category, he received the 2007 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from SAE International, and the General Hap Arnold Award for “outstanding personal contributions to the advancement of compressible flow theory and rocket internal ballistics.” He is presently a Fellow of ASME, a panelist of the National Science Foundation, and a designated AIAA Chair of Education and Technical Expert in Analytic Approaches to Hybrid Rocket Flowfields. Dr. Majdalani offers several modular courses including the Hybrid Rocket Propulsion short course that is taught internationally. More detail can be found at: http://maji.utsi.edu .
Biography Updated on 18 October 2010