Professor Rao earned his Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University, his M.S.E. in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan, and his B.S. in mechanical engineering and A.B. in mathematics from Cornell University. Professor Rao’s research interests lie in the area of control and optimization of space and air vehicles and combine the development of new computational methods for optimal control with novel applications including space mission planning, performance optimization of atmospheric flight vehicles, and other vehicular control problems (for example, high performance ground and underwater vehicles). …
PhD, 2010, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, Center for Material Forming, France
Applied elasticity, Continuum Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Plasticity, Finite Element Analysis
Computational Plasticity, Metal Forming, High-rate deformation of metallic materials, Damage Mechanics
PhD, 1994, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, Magnetogasdynamics, Plasma Based Flow Control, Electric Propulsion, and Micro/Nanoscale Flows.
Andrés Rubiano (PhD, University of Florida; MSc, Universidad de los Andes) is an Assistant Instructional Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. He currently teaches Mechanical Engineering Design 1 and 3 (Capstone Design). He has over 12 years of combined experience in teaching high school Physics and Calculus, GRE and GMAT prep courses (Quantitative Reasoning sections), and mechanical engineering undergraduate and graduate courses, including Advanced Heat Transfer, Combustion, Computer Aided Design, Mechanics of Materials, Fluid Mechanics, and Mech Design.…