Dr. Datta Gaitonde Joins OSU as Ohio Research Scholar
Datta Gaitonde, recognized worldwide for his pioneering computational analysis of high-speed flow phenomena, begin his faculty appointment in OSU Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in September. Before joining OSU he was the technical area leader in the High Speed Flows Computational Sciences Center of Excellence in the Air Vehicles Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory. His research there has led to new strategies to improve performance of air frame and propulsion components in hypersonic vehicles and contributed to risk-reduction efforts through flight computer simulations.
Dr. Gaitonde received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1983 from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Rutgers University in 1986 and 1989, respectively. In his new capacity, he will work with other faculty at UC, UD and OSU in collaboration with the NASA Glenn and NASA Marshall Research Centers as well as with the Propulsion and Air Vehicles Directorates of the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop improved engine and airframe integration methods for high-speed flight.
Ohio Research Scholar positions, funded by the Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio Third Frontier Program, aim to attract world-class talent in the areas of key economic development for the State. His appointment was possible through the ORSP Center for Intelligent Propulsion and Advanced Life Management.