M. Volkan Otugen, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Mechanical Engineering Department
Director of Micro-Sensor Laboratory
Southern Methodist University
Mechanical Engineering Department
Po Box 750337, Dallas, TX 75275
Fax: 214-768-1473 (fax)
2007- present Professor and Chair, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Southern Methodist Univ.
2006- 2007 Senior Faculty Fellow, Othmer Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, Polytechnic Univ.
2002- 2007 Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic University
1999 University Resident Researcher, Propulsion Dir., Air Force Research Lab, WPAFB
1998 Fulbright Scholar/Lecturer, Istanbul Technical University, Mechanical Engineering Faculty
1998 Summer Faculty Fellow, NASA Lewis Research Center
1995-1998 Aerospace Engineering Program Director, Polytechnic Univ.
1995-2001 Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
1988‑1994 Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic University
1990‑1991 Summer Faculty Fellow, NASA Lewis Research Center
1986‑1988 Research Analyst, Arizona State University
1983‑1986 Research Assistant, Drexel University
1980-1983 Teaching Assistant, Drexel University
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University, May 1986
M.S. Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University, May 1982
B.S. Naval Architecture and Marine Eng., Istanbul Technical University, 1978
Experimental and theoretical fluid mechanics and heat transfer, turbulent flows, plasma applications to aerodynamics, micro-optical sensor technology, optical flow diagnostics based molecular and particle scattering.
Prof. Otugen's research has been externally funded by a diverse set of federal and local agencies as well as the industry (NSF, NASA, DoD, GRI, NYGas, EXXON, etc)
Undergraduate: Fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, aerodynamics, compressible flow, viscous flow, dynamics, structural systems, rocket propulsion, aircraft design.
Graduate: Convective heat transfer, transport phenomena, boundary layer theory, turbulence and experimental methods.
HONORS AND AWARDS
• Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers
• Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
• Fulbright Fellow (1998 - 1999)
• Senior Fellow, Othmer Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, Polytechnic Univ. (2005-2008)
• SAE Ralph Teetor Award for Excellence in Education (1993)
• Case-NASA Cooperative Research & Development Fellow (Summer, 1990 and 1991)
· Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, October 2001 – December 2004
N.Q. Nguyen, N. Gupta, T. Ioppolo and M.V. Otugen, “Whispering Gallery Mode-Based Micro-Optical Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring of Composite Materials”, 2008, J. Composite Materials, in review
T. Ioppolo, M. Kozhevnikov, V. Stepaniuk, M.V. Otugen and V. Sheverev,” A Micro-Optical Force Sensor Concept Based on Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators”, 2008, to appear in Appl. Optics
G. Adamovsky, and M.V. Otugen, “Morphology-Dependent Resonances and Their Applications to Sensing in Aerospace Environments”, 2008, to appear in J. Aerosp. Comp. Comm. & Info.
V. Stepaniuk, T. Ioppolo, M.V. Otugen and V. Sheverev, “Measurement of Gas Temperature and Convective Velocity Profiles in a DC Glow Discharge”, 2007, J. Appl. Phys., Vol. 102, 123302
T. Ioppolo, and M. V. Otugen, “Pressure Tuning of Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators”, 2007, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, Vol. 24, No. 10.
W. Su, V. Stepaniuk, and M. V. Otugen, “Demonstration of a Laser Vorticity Probe in Turbulent Boundary Layers” 2007, Rev. Sci. Inst., Vol. 78, 095106.
C. Tarau, M. V. Otugen, V. Sheverev, G. Vradis and G. Raman, “The Effects of Thermal Barriers on Sound Wave Propagation”, 2007, International Journal of Aeroacoustics, .Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 287-308
E. Esirgemez, J.W. Newby, C. Nott, S. Olcmen, M.V. Otugen, “Experimental Study of a Round Jet Impinging on a Convex Cylinder”, 2007, Meas. Sci. Technol., Vol. 18, pp. 1800-1810 (doi:10.1088/0957-0233/18/7/002).
G. Guan, S. Arnold and M.V. Otugen, “Temperature Measurements Using a Micro-Optical Sensor Based on Whispering Gallery Modes”, 2006, AIAA Journal, Vol 44, No. 10, pp. 2385-2389
V.Soukhomlinov, V. Sheverev and M.V. Otugen, “Evolution of a Vortex in Glow Discharge Plasma”, 2005, Physics of Fluids, Vol 17 (058102).
V. Soukhomlinov, E.G. Sheikin, V. Sheverev, M.V. Otugen, “Scramjet Inlet Flow Control Using Combined MHD and GDP Effect”, 2004, J. Propulsion & Power, Vol. 20, pp. 950-952
P. Stepaniuk, V. Sheverev, M.V. Otugen, C. Tarau, G. Raman and V. Soukhomlinov, “Sound Attenuation by Glow Discharge Plasma” 2004, AIAA Journal, Vol 42, pp. 545-550.
V.P. Stepaniuk, C. Tarau, M.V. Otugen and W. Su “Evaluation of a Laser Velocity Gradient Probe and Measurements in a Boundary Layer” 2004, Exp. Fluids, Vol. 36, pp. 510-513.
· “Laser Based Perfluorocarbon Detection for Surveillance and Control of Contraband and Sensitive Documents”, US Patent Issued: 1999.
· “Micro-optical wall shear stress sensor”, US patent pending, 2007
· “A Micro-optical sensor for nuclear radiation detection”, Provisional US patent application, 2007
· “A micro-optical sensor for nuclide detection and identification”, Provisional US patent application, 2007
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