Congratulations to IMG undergraduate student Alexander Reilly on winning 1st place in the undergraduate category at the AIAA Region II Student Conference hosted on April 4-5, 2022 at the Georgia Institute of Technology! Alexander gave a presentation titled, "Development and Fabrication of an Ultrasonic MEMS Anemometer for Use in Low-Pressure Environments". Great job Alexander!
Mark Sheplak's Research Group
As the field of hypersonic vehicle design develops, having shear stress data can aid in the minimization of
drag source effects and verify results from computational fluid dynamics simulations. Transducer size,
placement, and narrow bandwidth currently limit accurate shear stress measurements due to the small
length and time scales seen in turbulent fluid motion and the issue of flow disruption. Shock wave and
boundary layer effects also produce large thermal loads in hypersonic flows. The proposed research plan
Austin Vera will defend his proposal titled: "A Flat-Packaged MEMS-Based Optical Pressure Sensor for Harsh Environments" on Friday, October 8th at 9:00 AM.
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Meeting ID: 940 1777 0201
Understanding the character and dynamics of hypersonic boundary layers poses a considerable challenge to the design of hypersonic vehicles. Specifically, being able to predict the location of laminar-to-turbulent transition is of critical concern as it affects heating rates, aerodynamic loading, and skin-friction drag, therefore impacting the design of the thermal protection system and thus the overall weight and performance of the vehicle.
Brett Freidkes will defend his dissertation titled: "The Design and Characterization of a MEMS-Based Dual-Axis Wall Shear Stress Sensor" on Wednesday, August 25th at 2:00 PM.
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Haocheng Zhou will defend his dissertation titled "A MEMS-based Five-Hole Probe with Optical Pressure Transducers" on Monday, June 1st, at 10:30 AM.
The presentation will be held online through Zoom. See below for details.
Time: Jun 1, 2020 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 958 2412 0398
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Congratulations to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering doctoral student Austin Vera on winning the prestigious NDSEG fellowship! Austin began his career in IMG as an undergraduate in 2016 under Dr. Mark Sheplak and is currently working towards his PhD. His research interests include the development of aeroacoustic instrumentation with a focus on dynamic pressure sensing technology for harsh environments. Great job Austin!
Daniel Blood, a former Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering PhD from IMG, has been making an impact as an assistant professor at Valparaiso University. Through 3D printing, Dr. Blood has been producing over 100 face shields a day for those on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight! We appreciate all that you do! Go gators and go IMG!
NASA has posted an article discussing the benefits of direct wall shear stress sensing: a major research objective of Dr. Mark Sheplak’s group here at IMG. The article discusses IMG and the commercialization of devices through IMG start-up company IC2. Take a look!
Brett Freidkes will defend his proposal, entitled: "A MEMS-Based Surface Stress Sensing System for Fluid Dynamics Applications" on Tuesday, March 12th at 1:00 PM in Larsen 234. Light refreshments will be provided.