Principal Investigator

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M. Razi Nalim
Trustees of Indiana University

B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, 1983, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1984, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
PhD, Aerospace Engineering, minor in Chemical Engineering, 1994, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Post-doc, Combustion & Turbomachinery, 1994-1997, NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH

• 25 years of practical and analytical experience in combustion, explosions, engines, and non- steady flow related areas in industry, academia, and government
• Established the Combustion & Propulsion Research Laboratory in Indianapolis, led a consortium of university and industry researchers to establish the Indiana Propulsion and Power Center of Excellence
• Abraham Max Distinguished Professorship (twice), Frank Burley Distinguished Professorship, the highest honors for research, service accomplishments, respectively
• Fulbright Senior Scholar
• Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Appointments - 5 yrs industry, 3 yrs government, 15 yrs academic
• 2010-present, Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Programs, Purdue University School of Engineering & Technology, (IUPUI), IN
• 2008-2010, Associate Chair of Mechanical Engineering, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN.
• 1997-present, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Mechanical Engineering, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
• 1994-1997, Research Associate, NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH
• 1994, Project Engineer, CFD Research Corporation, Huntsville, AL
• 1984 & 1989-1994, Research/Teaching Assist., Engineering/Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
• 1985-1989, Manager - Research Programs / Research Staff Engineer, Diesel and Gas Engineering Co., Beaver Dams, NY

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