July 26th – Hypersonics, Tour of UTARI Labs

https://utari.uta.edu/

UTARI is the Research Institute for the University of Texas at Arlington

Welcome Remarks from Eileen Clements, PhD, oversees the research program at UTARI spanning the areas of biomedical technologies, robotics and automation, and the performance prediction of materials and structures. She leads the research staff in developing partnerships with industry and other academic institutions to drive the development of technologies towards commercialization. She also manages the overall operation of the Institute, working closely with the business development, financial, facilities, and grant administration units to promote and support the projects, researchers, faculty, and students at UTARI. https://utari.uta.edu/about/staff-directory/eileen-clements/

Featured Speaker: PhD. The group interest is in the area of experimental gas dynamics. The research is focused on two main areas: (1) Fundamental investigations of injection, mixing and combustion in high-speed flows, and their application to hypersonic air-breathing propulsion; (2) Hypersonic aerothermodynamics, Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) and efficient thermal management strategies for hypersonic vehicles. Our work is primarily experimental, but it is supported by numerical and analytical studies, which serve as a guide for the experimental activity and constitute the basis for the interpretation and modeling of the resulting flow-physics. https://maddalenagroup.uta.edu/bio.php

6:00 p.m. – Arrive, check in, networking

6:30 p.m. – Welcome

6:35 – 7:30 p.m. (10 min.)

Overview of UTARI (20 min.) Hypersonics research and facilities (25 min.)

UTARI labs tour 7:30 p.m. – Close Meeting