ISIMet 2
Keynote speaker - plenary session

K. Todd Lowe
Associate Professor
Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

Todd Lowe received his B.S. (2001) and Ph.D. (2006) degrees in Aerospace engineering from Virginia Tech. He leads a research team focused on the aerodynamics and aeroacoustics of propulsion inlets and exhausts with advanced capabilities in laser-based optical diagnostics. His fundamental contributions have provided insights for understanding turbulence transport and noise in turbulent shear flows, with much recent work focused on the impact of large-scale turbulence on supersonic jet noise. His instrumentation research has resulted in several notable impacts, including fluorescent particle velocimetry for very near wall flow measurement, 250 kHz planar Doppler velocimetry and new interpretations of the particle lag effects on supersonic turbulent boundary layer statistics. His recent work motivated by the propulsion/airframe integration problem has led to advances in applying laser diagnostics in turbofan engine ducts. He is co-inventor of two US utility patents, with two additional patents pending, and has publications in the areas of advanced diagnostics for fluid dynamics, turbulent shear flow physics, propulsion and power, and signal processing. He is the Associate Director of the Advanced Propulsion and Power Laboratory at Virginia Tech and currently leads a team of fourteen graduate students, a research scientist and a laboratory engineer. Prior to returning to Virginia Tech as a faculty member in late 2010, he was V.P. for Research and Development at AUR, Inc., a small business focused on laser diagnostics research and development.