Two aerospace faculty recognized as TEES Fellows

November 11, 2014
| By: Aubrey Bloom

Two faculty members from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University have been recognized by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) as TEES Fellows. Dr. Diego Donzis has been selected as a TEES Select Young Faculty Fellow and Dr. Sharath Girimaji has been selected as a TEES Senior Faculty Fellow.

The TEES Fellow designation recognizes established faculty members with a history of continuous performance. TEES is an engineering research agency of the State of Texas and a member of The Texas A&M University System. Texas A&M Engineering faculty hold joint appointments as TEES Researchers.

Dr. Diego Donzis is an assistant professor in the department. His research interests include large-scale, high-performance computing, fluid dynamics, turbulence and turbulent mixing. He joined the aerospace department in fall 2009. He received his bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from Universidad Tecnologica Nacional, Argentina in 2001, his master's degree in aerospace engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2004 and Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007. In addition to this award, he has received the Francois Frenkiel, the NSF CAREER award, a previous TEES Select Young Faculty award, two INCITE awards by DOE, and best graduates from Argentina by the National Academy of Engineering of Argentina.

Dr. Sharath Girimaji is a professor in the department. He teaches general dynamics of aerospace engineering and maintains one of the top producing research programs in the department. In addition to teaching and mentoring high level graduate students, he provides extracurricular activities within the College of Engineering, including the High-Altitude Balloon Club, Space Propulsion, and Air-Swimmers. He is also involved in outreach to the high school programs such as Project Aether and Camp SOAR. Girimaji received his bachelor's in mechanical engineering from IIT Madras, India and his master's and Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Cornell University. He has been a member of the aerospace faculty for 14 years.

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