People - Current

Post-Doc

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Dr. Olivier Mathieu
olivier.mathieu@tamu.edu

Postdoc, 2011-present
Lab scientist, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia, 2008-2011
Post-doc, IFP Energie Nouvelle, France, 2007-2008
ICARE, CNRS Orleans, France, 2003-2006

Research:
Shock Tube Combustion Kinetics

Awards & Other:
Best Knowledge Manager, Saudi Aramco R&D center, 2010
Paul Laffitte PhD award from the French Section of the Combustion Institute, 2007


Current Students

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Sankar Ravi
sri327@gmail.com

PhD. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2010
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, BITS-Pilani, India, 2008

Research:
Turbulent Flame Speed Measurements

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Andrew Demko
ardemkostor@gmail.com

PhD. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2013
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, 2011

Research:
Solid Rocket Propellants

Awards & Honors:

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Travis Sikes
ace2187@tamu.edu

M.S. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, 2013 - present
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2012

Research:
Laminar Flame Speed

Awards & Other:
UG Research Assistant, 2011-2012

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Kenneth McCown
kenneth.mccown@gmail.com

M.S. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, 2012-present
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2012

Research:
Liquid and Monopropellant Burning Rates

Awards & Other:
UG Research Assistant, 2010-2012

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Alejandro Camou
camou11@neo.tamu.edu

M.S. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering
B.S.,Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2011

Research:
Shock-Tube Kinetics, Optical Diagnostics

Awards & Honors:
UG Research Assistant, 2011
Foundation Excellence Award, 2010-2011

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Christopher Thomas
christforeal@neo.tamu.edu

B.S. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering

Research:
Solid Rocket Propellants

Awards & Honors:

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Emiliano Vivanco
jv0246681@neo.tamu.edu

M.S. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, 2012 - present
B.S.,Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2012

Research:
Shock-tube Chemical Kinetics

Awards & Other:
UG Research Assistant, 2011-2012

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Clayton Mulvihill
mooncow33@neo.tamu.edu

M.S. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, 2013 - present
B.S.,Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2013

Research:
Shock-tube Physics and Diagnostics

Awards & Honors:
UG Research Assistant, 2011 – present

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Anibal Morones
anibal.morones@tamu.edu

Ph.D. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, 2012 – present
M.S., Energy Engineering, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, 2006
B.S., Mechanical-Electrical Engineering, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, 2002

Research:
Laminar and Turbulent Flame Speeds at Elevated Pressure

Awards & Other:
CONACYT Fellow

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Charles Keesee
keeseecl@neo.tamu.edu

M.S. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, 2013-present
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Military Institute, 2004

Research:
High-Pressure Laminar Flame Speeds

Awards & Other:
U.S. Army (Lt., 2006-2008; Capt., 2008-2013)
Bronze Star; Meritorious Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal

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Amira-Yousuf Chowdhurya
amira.yousuf@neo.tamu.edu

Ph.D. Candidate, Materials Science and Engineering, 2012-present
Primary Advisor: Dr. M. Sam Mannan
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2009

Research:
Shock Passage Over Dust Layers

Awards & Honors:
Member of Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center

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Camilo Rosas
ca.rosas@tamu.edu

Ph.D. Candidate, Materials Science and Engineering, 2012-present
Primary Advisor: Dr. M. Sam Mannan
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Colombia

Research:
Deflagration to Detonation Transition

Awards & Other:
Member of Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center

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Josh Hargis
jhargis12@gmail.com

M.S. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, 2012 - present
B.S.,Mechanical Engineering, Kansas State University, 2012

Research:
Shock-tube Chemical Kinetics

Awards & Other:

Greg Johnston
HGregJohnston@gmail.com

M.S. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, 2014 - present

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Central Florida

Research:
Shock Tube Physics

Research Engineer, 2013 – 2014 (part-time)
Pratt and Whitney (Infotech), Systems Engineer

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James Anderson
james.anderson@tamu.edu


M.S. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, 2014 - present

B.S. Physics Angelo State University, 2014

Research:
Shock-tube Chemical Kinetics

Awards & Other:
REU, 2013

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Gabriel Homan-Cruz
gabe.cruz@tamu.edu

M.S. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, 2013-Present
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2013

Research:
Liquid and Monopropellant Burning Rates

Awards & Other:

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Catherine Dillier
cdillier2301@gmail.comu


B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2010-Present

Research:
Solid Propellant Burning Rates

Awards & Other:
UG Research Assistant, 2014

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Katie Letourneau
kletourneau@neo.tamu.edu


B.S.,Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2010-Present

Research:
Shock-tube Chemical Kinetics

Awards & Other:
UG Research Assistant, 2014



Current Visiting Researchers

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Claire Gregoire
claireg.8@orange.fr


Visiting Researcher 2014

Parent Institution:
University of Orléans, Orléans, France

M.S. Candidate, Chemistry, University of Orléans
B.S., Chemistry, University of Orléans 2013

Research:
Shock-tube Chemical Kinetics

Thomas Sammet
madmanthomas@gmail.com

Research Engineer, Mar. 2008 – present (part-time)
RET Participant, Summer 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 (UCF)

Parent Institution:
Chemistry Teacher, University High School, Orlando FL



Aerospace Corporation Partners

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Dr. Mark Crofton
mark.w.crofton@aero.org

Ph.D., Physics, University of Chicago

Research:
Laser Diagnostics, Spectroscopy, Shock Tube laboratory

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Carrol Gardner
carrol.e.gardner@aero.org

Research:
Shock Tube Laboratory


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