Dr. Jayanta Panda did his B.E and M.E in India and his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1990. After graduation he joined NASA Glenn Research center as a NRC fellow and continued working through the Ohio Aerospace Institute for 18 years. He joined the Experimental Flow-Physics branch of NASA Ames in 2008. His 65+ research papers show contributions on a variety of subjects spanning fundamental physics of turbulence and noise generation, optical measurement techniques, to various aeronautical and space applications. Currently he has been working on the aeroacoustics issues of MPCV and SLS vehicles. His other interest is in the advancement of measurement techniques, such as molecular Rayleigh scattering, for transonic and supersonic flows.