Farrukh Alvi is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and the Director of Florida Center for Advanced Aeropropulsion. He has been a member of the ME faculty since 1993, when he joined the Department as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. Dr. Alvi received his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. He has a well-established track record of collaborating on and leading multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional (with universities and industry) research projects and nearly twenty years of experience in conducting state-of-the-art, fundamental and applications-oriented research.
Professor Alvi has worked extensively on shear-flow control and associated problems such as compressible mixing and fluidic thrust vector control. Over the past few years his research has in large part focused on flow and noise control, including control of supersonic impinging jets, cavity flows and flow separation. He is a recognized expert in the development and implementation of actuators, especially micro-fluidic actuators for flow and noise control applications and holds a number of patents in this area. Professor Alvi is also active in the development and use of diagnostics, especially non-intrusive optical techniques for fluid flows. He has published extensively in the areas of fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, flow control and aeroacoustics. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA and a member of ASME.