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Scott Morris

Scott C Morris


Phone: 574-631-3238

Office: 110 Hessert Laboratory


Ph.D. - Michigan State University, 2002


Dr. Morris currently directs multiple research projects involving turbomachinery and acoustics. He has designed and constructed a new turbomachinery laboratory at Notre Dame with a focus on improving components of gas turbine engines for propulsion and power system applications. New facilities include a new transonic axial compressor and a high speed research turbine. Both facilities are single stage rotating experiments that allow for advanced diagnostics and flow control under conditions that are similar to full scale engines. The second focus of study is aeroacoustics. This is a multi-disciplinary field involving fluid mechanics, acoustics, fluid structure interactions, and vibrations. Experimental work is primarily conducted in the Anechoic Wind Tunnel. Topics of interest include airfoil generated noise and vibration, fan noise, and the sound associated with active flow control devices.

Selected Publications

  • Day, I., Morris, S.C., Tan, C., Wadia, A., 2010, "Spike-type Compressor Stall Inception, Dectection and Control," Ann. Rev. Fluid Mech.
  • Stephens, D.B., Morris, S.C., 2009, "Sound Generation by a Rotor Interacting with a Casing Turbulent Boundary Layer," Accepted to AIAA J., Aug 2009.
  • Ma, R., Slaboch, P., Morris, S., 2009, "Fluid Mechanics of the flow excited Helmholtz resonator," J. Fluid Mech, Vol 623, pp. 1-23.
  • Shannon, D., Morris, S.C., 2008, "Blunt trailing edge noise measurements using a large aperture phased array," Int. J. of Aeroacoustics., Vol. 7 No 2, p. 147.
  • Stephens, D., Morris, S.C., 2008, "A method for quantifying the acoustic transfer function of a ducted rotor" J. of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 313, pp. 97-112.
  • Morris, S.C., Stolpa, S.R., Slaboch, P.E., Klewicki, J.C., 2007, "Near surface particle image velocimetry measurements in a transitionally rough-wall atmospheric boundary layer," J. Fluid Mech. 580, pp. 319-338.
  • Shannon, D., Morris, S.C., 2006, "Trailing edge flow physics with application to acoustic generation," Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 41, No. 5, pp. 777-788.

Summary of Activities/Interests


Aero/structural acoustics


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Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Student Engagement and Advising

May 16, 2017

Twenty University of Notre Dame faculty members — including five from the College of Engineering — have received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Notre Dame Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Turbomachinery Laboratory

June 7, 2016

On June 7, 2016, the University of Notre Dame celebrated the grand opening of a new 25,000-square-foot turbonmachinery facility at Ignition Park in South Bend, filling the void between small-scale university research and large-scale corporate testing of turbine engine components.

Video: Aerospace Research Expertise Continues to Grow at the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory

January 29, 2016

The Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory is a world-class research and testing facility for turbomachinery research, where researchers study and test components for gas turbine engines used by commercial and military aircraft, power plants, and the oil and gas industry.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held at Ignition Park Site of Notre Dame Turbomachinery Facility

October 16, 2014

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Wednesday (Oct. 15) for two multitenant office buildings at South Bend’s Ignition Park, which will include space for the University of Notre Dame’s new Turbomachinery Facility.

Notre Dame Collaborating with Five Partners to Build Nation's Top Turbine Engine Component Research and Testing Facility

June 26, 2014

The University of Notre Dame and five public and private partners announced Thursday (June 26) a $36 million project that will be the nation’s foremost research and test facility for advancing the technology used in the massive gas turbine engines used by commercial and military aircraft, power plants and the oil and gas industry.

Hessert Laboratory for Aerospace Research Inaugurates New Lab

August 12, 2013

The University of Notre Dame's Hessert Laboratory for Aerospace Research - White Field, commonly referred to as White Field, is the newest addition to the Institute for Flow Physics and Control. This state-of-the-art 10,000 square foot facility features a conference room, model shop, and offices for five. However, the real value of White Field lies in its research capabilities with the following laboratories: Mach 0.6 Wind Tunnel, Transonic Turbine Facility, Transonic Compressor Facility, Wind Turbines.