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Sergey Leonov

Sergey Leonov


Phone: 574-631-9264

Office: B028 Hessert Laboratory


DrSc 2006 Joint Institute for High Temperature, Physics and mathematics

PhD 1990 Baltic State University

MS 1981 Moscow State University



1981-1985       Institute of Atomic Power Stations, Scientist;
1985-1997       State Institute of Aviation Systems, Senior Scientist;
1996-1998       Moscow Technical Company, Deputy Director on Science;
1998-2012       Joint Institute for High Temperature, Head of Department, Head of Laboratory;
2009-2012       Moscow Open University, Professor;
2013-2014       Ohio State University, MAE, Visiting Professor
2014-now        University of Notre Dame, Research Professor

Summary of Activities/Interests

Fields of Interest:

Experimental Plasma Aerodynamics; Weakly Ionized Plasma Generation; Flow Actuation by Electrical Discharges; Plasma-Assisted Combustion; Diagnostics of Low-Temperature Plasma; Hypersonics; Aerothermodynamics; High-Speed Combustion.


Video: Hypersonics Research Soars to New Heights at Notre Dame

December 15, 2015

Known for its signature areas of research in turbo-machines, acoustics, optics, fluid-structure interactions, multi-phase flows, plasma dynamics, and wind energy, researchers in Notre Dame's Institute for Flow Physics and Control are both developing these core strengths and adding a new focus on hypersonic aerodynamics.