Paul E. Dimotakis
John K. Northrop Professor of Aeronautics and Professor of Applied Physics
Degrees and Appointments
B.S., Caltech, 1968; M.S., 1969; Ph.D., 1973. Research Fellow, 1973-74; Research Fellow and Lecturer, 1974-75; Assistant Professor, 1975-81; Associate Professor, 1981-85; Professor, 1986-; Northrop Professor, 1995-; Chief Technologist, 2006-11.
Professor Dimotakis focuses on experimental and computational focus on turbulent mixing and chemical reactions in subsonic and supersonic free-shear flows; hypersonic propulsion; mixing and the geometry of surfaces and interfaces in turbulence; scalar dispersion in turbulent flows; and related areas. Space-related research on remote sensing from space and an asteroid-return mission.
High-speed/hypersonic endoatmospheric flight and propulsion; high-speed and computational imaging.
List of Research Areas
fluid physics, dynamics of turbulence, chemically reacting flows, combustion
Keck Institute for Space Studies