Instructor: Saeed Farokhi
Biography: Saeed Farokhi is a Professor Emeritus of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kansas, School of Aerospace Engineering. His main areas of research included propulsion systems, flow control, air data sensors, renewable energy (wind turbines) and computational fluid dynamics. At KU, he led five patent developments (US Patent Number: 5,598,990, US patent Number: 9,541,429, US patent Number: 10,018,648, US patent Number: 10,520,523 and US patent Number: 10,585,109 B2) on Smart Supersonic Vortex Generators (1997) and on Devices for Fluid Data Sensing (2017-2020). He has directed more than $8M in R&D funding from the U.S. government and industry, including NASA, DoD, NSF, DoT, DARPA, GE, and Raytheon, among others.
His professional experience includes four years as Design and Development Engineer and Project Leader in the Gas Turbine Division of Brown, Boveri, and Co. in Baden,Switzerland.
Dr. Farokhi is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (UK), Fellow of ASME, an Associate Fellow of AIAA and a member of SAE, ASEE, APS, Phi Beta Delta, and the American Academy of Mechanics.
Dr. Farokhi is the author of the Aircraft Propulsion, 2nd Ed., and co-author of Introduction to Transonic Aerodynamics, with Roelof Vos. His new book Future Propulsion Systems and Energy Sources in Sustainable Aviation (Wiley Publishing) is now available.
He received B.S. degree in Aero-Astro from the U of Illinois at U-C, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT (Gas Turbine Lab).
Courses taught by this instructor:
Aircraft Propulsion Systems: Principles and Practices
Future Propulsion Systems and Energy Sources in Sustainable Aviation