Director

Dr. Rajan Kumar

Rajan Kumar

Rajan Kumar is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. He earned his BE in Aeronautical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, MS and PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He is currently the Director of the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP), a multiuniversity, state-wide research, technology and education center established in 2008. Dr. Kumar is an experimental aerodynamicist with 25+ years of experience (academia and government research Laboratory) in experimental aerodynamics, high-alpha aerodynamics, flow control, advanced flow diagnostics, weapon integration and store/stage separation studies.

Email: rkumar@eng.famu.fsu.edu Office Phone: 850-645-0149

Faculty Members

The interdisciplinary team covers a broad range of areas related to aeronautics, aerospace, propulsion and space sciences.

Farrukh Alvi, Ph. D

Dr. Louis Cattafesta

Dr. Chiang Shih

Dr. Neda Yaghoobian

Dr. Kourosh Shoele

Dr. S. Unnikrishnan

Dr. William Oates

Dr. Brandon Krick

Research Faculty & Staff

Alex Karns

Dr. Andrew Baldwin

Dr. Jonas Gustavsson

Dr. Yogesh Mehta

Dr. Ferdnando Zigunov

Dr. Mehdi Vahab

Michael Sheehan

Dr. Prabu Sellappan

Graduate Students

Vikas Bhargav

Nikhil Khobragade

Roopesh Kumar

Roy Mason

Aakriti Tripathi

Jinfang Wang

Devon Foster

Austin Robertson

Eric Smith

Royce Pokela

Saurabh Saxena

Iago Dal-Ri dos Santos

Ritambhara Dubey

Julia Oliveto

Ross Richardson

Chelsea Dodge

Nadeem Shah