• Professor, Aerospace Engineering
Paul Cizmas Profile Photo

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Duke University - 1995
  • Dipl.-Ing., Polytechnic Institute, Bucharest - 1984

Research Interests

    • Propulsion
    • Unsteady Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer
    • Computational Fluid Dynamics
    • Aeroelasticity

Awards & Honors

  • Boeing Research and Technology Performance and Innovation Award, 2018
  • ASME Structures and Dynamics Committee 2011 Best Paper Award
  • Herbert H. Richardson Faculty Fellow Award, Texas A&M University, 2009
  • E. D. Brockett Professorship Award, Texas A&M University, 2008
  • Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Select Young Faculty, 2004
  • Westinghouse Science and Technology 1997 Technical Publication Award
  • ASME Liquid Propulsion 1995 Best Paper Award
  • Fellow, ASME; Associate Fellow AIAA

Selected Publications

  • E.H. Krath, F.L. Carpenter and P.G.A. Cizmas, “Predictions of Unsteady Flows in Turbomachinery Cascades Using Proper Orthogonal Decomposition," Physics of Fluids, 36, 3, 037108 (2024)
  • J. Schoppe and P.G.A. Cizmas, “A Multi-Limiter Method for Simulating Complex Flows on Large Grids,” Physics of Fluids, 35, 125115 (2023)
  • Cizmas, P., Aerothermodynamics and Jet Propulsion, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-1-108-48075-8, 2022
  • F.L. Carpenter, J. Kassing and P.G.A. Cizmas, “UNS3D Nearfield Predictions for the Third AIAA Sonic Boom Prediction Workshop,” Journal of Aircraft, in print, 2021
  • M.D. Polewski and P.G.A. Cizmas, “Several Cases for the Validation of Turbulence Models Implementation,” Applied Sciences, 11(8) 3377, 2021
  • E.H. Krath, F.L. Carpenter, P.G.A. Cizmas and D.A. Johnston, “An Efficient Proper Orthogonal Decomposition based Reduced-Order Model for Compressible Flows,” Journal of Computational Physics, 426, 109959, 2021
  • A. E. Ream, J. C. Slattery and P. G. A. Cizmas, "A method for generating reduced-order combustion mechanisms that satisfy the differential entropy inequality," Physics of Fluids, 30, 4, 043601-1--17 (2018)
  • J. C. Slattery and P. G. A. Cizmas, "Macro-scale fatigue fracture analysis of multiphase bodies, aircraft design, and catastrophic failure: Two aircraft accidents," Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 199, 274--279 (2018)
  • S. Johnson, F. L. Carpenter, O. K. Rediniotis and P. G. A. Cizmas, "Experimental Validation of a Pulse Modulated Flow Control Actuator for Turbomachinery," Journal of Propulsion and Power, 33, 1358--1368 (2017)
  • S. R. Reddy, B. A. Freno, P. G. A. Cizmas, S. Gokaltun, D. McDaniel, G. S. Dulikravich, "Constrained reduced-order models based on proper orthogonal decomposition," Comput. Methods Appl. Mech. Engrg., 321, 18--34 (2017)
  • J. C. Slattery and P. G. A. Cizmas, "Macro-Scale Fracture Analysis of Isothermal Composites: Theory and Seven Applications," Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 163, 366--380 (2016)
  • Brian A. Freno, Neil R. Matula, Raymond L. Fontenot, and Paul G. A. Cizmas, “The Use of Dynamic Basis Functions in Proper Orthogonal Decomposition,” Journal of Fluids and Structures 54 (Apr. 2015)
  • N. H. Jones, P. G. A. Cizmas and J. C. Slattery, “Creating Reduced Kinetics Models that Satisfy the Entropy Inequality,” Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power - Transactions of the ASME, 137, 071504-1–9 (Jul. 2015)
  • Brian Freno and Paul G. A. Cizmas, “A Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Method for Nonlinear Flows with Deforming Meshes,” International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 50, 145–159 (Dec. 2014)
  • Sean A. Hubbard, Raymond L. Fontenot, D. Michael McFarland, Paul G. A. Cizmas, Lawrence A. Bergman, Thomas W. Strganac, and Alexander F. Vakakis, “Transonic Aeroelastic Instability Suppression for a Swept Wing by Targeted Energy Transfer,” Journal of Aircraft, 51, 1467–1482 (Sep. 2014)
  • R. L. Brown, K. Das, P. G. A. Cizmas, and J. D. Whitcomb, “A Numerical Investigation of Actively Cooled Structures in Hypersonic Flow,” Journal of Aircraft 51, 1522–1531 (Sep. 2014)
  • B. A. Freno, T. A. Brenner and P. G. A. Cizmas, “Using Proper Orthogonal Decomposition to Model Off-reference Flow Conditions,” International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 54, 76–84 (Sep. 2013)
  • T. A. Brenner, and R. L. Fontenot, P. G. A. Cizmas, T. J. O’Brien and R. W. Breault, “A reduced-order model for heat transfer in multiphase flow and practical aspects of the proper orthogonal decomposition,” Computers and Chemical Engineering, 43, pp. 68–80 (2012)
  • B. A. Freno and P. G. A. Cizmas, “An Investigation into the Significance of the Non-Linear Terms in the Equations of Motion for a Cantilevered Beam,” International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 47, 84–95 (2012)
  • P. G. A. Cizmas, “A Coordinate Transformation for Unsteady Boundary Layer Equations,” INCAS Bulletin, 3, Issue 4, 35–45 (2011)
  • T. A. Brenner, R. L. Fontenot, P. G. A. Cizmas, T. J. O’Brien, and R. W. Breault, “Augmented Proper Orthogonal Decomposition for Problems with Moving Discontinuities,” Powder Technology, 203, 78-85
  • Slattery, J. C., Cizmas, P. G. A., Karpetis, A. N., Chambers, S. B., "Role of Differential Entropy Inequality in Chemically Reacting Flows", Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 66 (2011) 5236-5243
  • Freno, B. A., Cizmas, P. G. A., "A Computationally Efficient Non-Linear Beam Model, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics," Vol. 46, Issue 6, 2011, pp. 854-869
  • Liliedahl, D. N., Carpenter, F. L., Cizmas, P. G. A., Prediction of Aeroacoustic Resonance in Cavities of Hole-Pattern Stator Seals, ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 133, No. 2, 2011
  • Kirk, A. M., Gargoloff, J. I., Rediniotis, O. K. and Cizmas, P. G. A., "Numerical and Experimental Investigation of a Serpentine Inlet Duct," International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Vol. 23, No. 3, March 2009
  • Cizmas, P. G. A., Gargoloff, J. I., Strganac, T. W. and Beran, P. S. "A Parallel Multigrid Algorithm for Aeroelasticity Simulations," Journal of Aircraft
  • Cizmas, P. G. A., "Recent developments in numerical simulation of nonlinear aeroelastic phenomena," Acta Technica Napocensis - Series: Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, No. 52, Vol. II, 2009, pp. 13-18.
  • Cizmas, P. G. A., Richardson, B. R., Brenner, T. A., O'Brien, T. J. and Breault, R. W. "Acceleration Techniques for Reduced-Order Models Based on Proper Orthogonal Decomposition," Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 227, 2008, pp. 7791-7812.
  • Cizmas, P. G. A. and Gargoloff, J. I., "Mesh Generation and Deformation Algorithm for Aeroelasticity Simulations," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 45, No. 3, May-June 2008, pp. 1062-1066.