Center For Intelligent Propulsion and Advanced Life Management

The Ohio Center for Intelligent Propulsion and Advanced Life Management (CIPALM) was established in 2008 through a $27.5M Ohio Research Scholar Award from the Ohio Department of Development. The goal of the University of Cincinnati led center is to ensure Ohio’s continued eminence in power and propulsion research. The cluster supports the development of future intelligent adaptive power and propulsion systems with advanced energy sources for low emission, and superior reliability through service life and thermal management.

Built on Ohio’s current strengths, CIPALM’s mission is ...

  • to develop innovative, breakthrough technologies to provide the next generation of aircraft power and propulsion systems, alternative fuel synthesis, life management of advanced composite materials and intelligent thermal management technologies.
  • to ensure continued international prominence in these areas through robust academic, business, and government collaborations.

The center's research scholars at the University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton Research Institute and Ohio State University possess the expertise to meet future challenges of the global aeronautics market through improved fuel efficiency and life cycle performance, while minimizing evironmental impact and consumer cost.

CIPALM Labs

Center Director

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Awatef Hamed

Professor - Emerita , CEAS - Aerospace Eng & Eng Mechanics

745B Baldwin Hall

513-556-3553

Ohio Research Scholars

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Dr. Datta Gaitonde

Glenn Chair/Mechanical & Aerospace Engineer , Ohio State University

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Francesco Simonetti

Professor , CEAS - Aerospace Eng & Eng Mechanics

726 Rhodes Hall

513-556-3532

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Jongguen Lee

Professor , CEAS - Aerospace Eng & Eng Mechanics

484 Engineering Research Cntr

513-556-2127

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Dr. Zhenhua Jiang

Researcher in Electrical Power Systems , University of Dayton Reserach Institute

Professors

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San-Mou Jeng

Professor , CEAS - Aerospace Eng

480 Engineering Research Cntr

513-556-3361

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Peter B. Nagy

Professor , CEAS - Aerospace Eng

731 Rhodes Hall

513-556-3353

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Ephraim J. Gutmark

Ohio Regents Eminent Scholar Chaired Professor of Aerospace Engineering; Professor of Otolaryngology , CEAS - Aerospace Eng

799 Rhodes Hall

513-556-1227

Research Interests
  • Gas Turbines for Power Generation and Propulsion Systems
  • Experimental Fluid Mechanics
  • Combustion Control
  • Heat Transfer
  • Rocket and Airbreathing Propulsion
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Plume Characteristics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Fire Suppression
  • Oil-well Drilling Hydrodynamics
  • Diagnostics
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Paul D. Orkwis

Dean , CEAS - College of Eng & Appl Science

801A Engineering Research Cntr

513-556-3366

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Mark G. Turner

Professor , CEAS - Aerospace Eng

745C Baldwin Hall

513-556-3222

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Dr. Asif Syde

Research Professor of Aerospace Engineering & Engineerin , Gas Dynamics and Propulsion Lab.

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Dr. Michael Dunn

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering , Ohio State University

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Dr. Jeffrey Bons

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering , Aeronautical and Astronautical Research Lab