Bowersox and North awarded DURIP grant

BowersoxDr. Rodney Bowersox, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, and Dr. Simon North from the Department of Chemistry have been awarded a grant from the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP).

The award is a 12-month grant for $682,070 for their research, “Two-Plane Vibrationally Enhanced Nitric Oxide Monitoring System (VENOM2) for Coupled Thermodynamic and Velocity Field Measurements.”

Bowersox is interim head of the Dpeartment of Aerosapce Engineering. He joined the aerospace engineering faculty in 2002. He earned bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. degrees from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Bowersox established and directs the National Aerothermochemistry Laboratory at Texas A&M, which is a unique interdisciplinary research facility. His research interests include theoretical, experimental and computational modeling of high-speed viscous flows with molecular and chemical non-equilibrium, dynamic stall, high-speed propulsion, hypersonic transition, hypersonic turbulence control, laser diagnostics, shock and detonation waves, unsteady gasdynamics and wind tunnel design.

The Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) is administered through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Army Research Office and the Office of Naval Research. DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment. The competition is open only to U.S. institutions of higher education with degree-granting programs in science, math and engineering.