High-Speed Propulsion and Energy Research - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The Propulsion & Energy Research Laboratory is currently seeking undergraduate students passionate for science and research to join the group and contribute to state of the art research projects.

The PERL is focused on investigating multi-phase turbulent reacting flows, clean combustion strategies, and alternative fuels for the next generation advanced propulsion and combustion energy technologies. The lab’s research objective is concentrated on advancing the scientific research through fundamental physics understanding of turbulent reacting flows, combustion dynamics, pressure gain combustion, supersonic compressible flows, fluid mechanics, flow control, flame-fluidics interactions, vortex dynamics, and hydrodynamic instabilities. The lab is specialized in experimental investigations, physics-based models, and development of unit problems that couples fundamental lab research to national technological problems. The PERL is equipped with state-of-the-art advanced high-speed laser diagnostics and experimental tools for studying turbulent flow mixing and reactions. Computational methods (CFD) are developed and utilized in coordination with experimental research.

Project Dates

Start Date: 1/8/2024 - End Date: 4/28/2024

Students Needed

Type of Project


Student Responsibilities

A working style demonstrating initiative and willingness to take on individual responsibility • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • The ability to work effectively with others

Time Commitment

10-20 hours hour(s)

Student Requirements

Interested in Working With the Following Programs

For EXCEL URE Students Only

Additional Notes

Position Overview

  • Date Posted: 10-02-2019
  • Location:
    • Orlando (Main Campus)
  • Paid: Yes