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Thomas Juliano

Thomas Juliano

Email: tjuliano@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-6089

Office: 107 Hessert Laboratory

Education

Ph.D, Purdue University, 2010

M.S., Purdue University, 2006

B.S., California Institute of Technology, 2004

Biography

Thomas J. Juliano is an Assistant Professor in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Notre Dame. Previously, he was a National Academy of Sciences Research Associate in the Hypersonic Sciences Branch within the Air Vehicles Directorate at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.  His work there involved analysis and interpretation of results from the HIFiRE-1 and -5 flight tests. He worked for two years as a post-doctoral researcher at Ohio State University for Professor Jim Gregory, developing pressure-sensitive paint for unsteady applications such as rotorcraft aerodynamics. He received his M.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University in 2006 and his Ph.D. there in 2010 studying with Professor Steven Schneider.  Tom’s master’s research improved the performance of the Mach-6 Quiet Tunnel.  His Ph.D. work focused on wind tunnel testing in support of the HTV-2 and HIFiRE-5, two Air Force hypersonic flight test programs. He graduated from Caltech with a B.S. in Aeronautics in 2004.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Dr. Juliano’s primary research interest is in high-speed aerodynamics and aerothermodynamics.  He is also interested in the design of facilities and instrumentation that enables experimental observation of fluid mechanical processes.  Some of his current projects include the design of a large hypersonic quiet tunnel for Notre Dame’s White Field Research Facility, the development of superior heat flux measurement techniques, and the analysis of hypersonic flight test data.

Refereed Publications:

S. A. Stanfield, R. L. Kimmel, D. Adamczak, and T. J. Juliano, “Boundary Layer Transition Experiment During Reentry of HIFiRE-1”.  Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 52(3):637–649, May–June 2015. 

T. J. Juliano, D. Adamczak, and R. L. Kimmel, “HIFiRE-5 Flight Test Results”. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 52(3):650–663, May–June 2015.

 T. J. Juliano, M. P. Borg, and S. P. Schneider, “Quiet Tunnel Measurements of HIFiRE-5 Boundary-Layer Transition”.  AIAA Journal, 53(4):832–846, April 2015.

J. W. Gregory, K. J. Disotell, D. Peng, T. J. Juliano, J. Crafton, and N. M. Komerath, "Inverse Methods for Deblurring Pressure-Sensitive Paint Images of Rotating Surfaces," AIAA Journal, 54(9): 2045-2061, September 2014.

K. J. Disotell, D. Peng, T. J. Juliano, J. W. Gregory, J. W. Crafton, N. M. Komerath.  “Single-shot temperature- and pressure-sensitive paint measurements on an unsteady helicopter blade”, Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 55, Issue 2, Article 1671, pp. 1--15, February 2014.

S. Gordeyev, N. De Lucca, E. J. Jumper, K. Hird, T. J. Juliano, J. W. Gregory, J. Thordahl, and D. J. Wittich III.  “Comparison of unsteady pressure fields on turrets with different surface features using pressure-sensitive paint”, Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 55, Issue 1, Article 1661, pp. 1--20, January 2014.

D. Peng, C. D. Jensen, T. J. Juliano, J. W. Gregory, J. Crafton, S. Palluconi, and T. Liu.  “Temperature-Compensated Fast Pressure-Sensitive Paint”, AIAA Journal, Vol. 51, No. 10, pp. 2420-2431, October 2013.

T. J. Juliano, K. J. Disotell, J. W. Gregory, J. Crafton, and S. Fonov.  “Motion-Deblurred, Fast-Response Pressure-Sensitive Paint on a Rotor in Forward Flight”, Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 23, March 2012.

T. J. Juliano, P. Kumar, D. Peng, J. W. Gregory, J. Crafton, and S. Fonov.  “Single-Shot, Lifetime-Based Pressure-Sensitive Paint for Rotating Blades”, Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 22, June 2011.

T. J. Juliano, S. P. Schneider, S. Aradag, and D. Knight.  “Quiet-Flow Ludwieg Tube for Hypersonic Transition Research”, AIAA Journal, 46(7):1757–1763, July 2008.

News

Research Awards Continue to Grow: Notre Dame Faculty to Receive more than $396K in DURIP Grants

October 3, 2017

Three Notre Dame faculty — Jason Hicks, David Go and Thomas Juliano — received Department of Defense (DoD) Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grants for 2017, totaling more than $396K.

Achieving Super Speed with the Nation's Largest Quiet Hypersonic Wind Tunnel

February 21, 2017

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are building the country's largest quiet hypersonic (Mach 6) wind tunnel.

Three Engineering Faculty Receive 2016 AFOSR YIP Awards

February 9, 2016

Three faculty members — Thomas Juliano, Tijana Milenkovic, and Laurel Riek — to receive awards as part of the 2016 Young Investigator Program of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

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.

Engineering Faculty Receive DURIP Grants Totaling More than $1.8 Million

July 14, 2015

Four faculty from the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame have received Defense University Research Instrument Program (DURIP) grants from the Department of Defense (DOD) for 2015, totaling more than $1.8 million.