• Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University - 2015
  • B.S., Engineering Physics, University of Arizona - 2009
  • B.S., Astronomy, University of Arizona - 2009

Research Interests

    • Laser diagnostics for hypersonics, plasmas, directed energy and remote sensing
    • Plasma applications to hypersonic flow control and propulsion
    • Non-equilibrium and multi-phase plasmadynamics
    • Innovative space propulsion concepts

Awards & Honors

  • NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program Fellow (2018, 2019).
  • Nakayama Award Recipient for Fluid Control, Measurement and Visualization, FLUCOM Conference, 10/17, Notre Dame, IN.

Selected Publications

  • C.M. Limbach, “Fully resolved lineshape measurement of a seeded and unseeded optical parametric oscillator using a virtually imaged phased array spectrometer,” Opt. Lett. 44, 3821-3824 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.44.003821
  • A. Tropina, Y. Wu, C.M. Limbach and R.B. Miles, “Influence of vibrational non-equilibrium on the polarizability and refraction index in air: computational study,” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, (2019) https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6463/ab5bb2/meta
  • C.M. Limbach and R.B. Miles, “Rayleigh Scattering Measurements of Heating and Gas Perturbations Accompanying Femtosecond Laser Tagging,” AIAA Journal. Vol. 55, No. 1 (2017) pp. 112-120 Article in Advance. DOI: 10.2514/1.J054772
  • R.B. Miles, J.B. Michael, C.M. Limbach, S.D. McGuire, T.L. Chng, M.R. Edwards, N.J. DeLuca, M.N. Shneider and A. Dogariu. “New Diagnostic Methods for Laser Plasma- and Microwave- Enhanced Combustion,” Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences, Vol. 373, No. 2048 (2015).
  • C.M. Limbach, L. Martinelli and R.B. Miles. “Adjoint Optimization of Sources in Steady, Supersonic Flow: Energy Addition,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 51, No. 10 (2013). https://doi.org/10.2514/1.J052357