• Research Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering
  • Chief Research Officer, Bush Combat Development Complex
  • Director of Hypersonic Facilities, Bush Combat Development Complex
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University - 2010
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University - 2007
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University - 2005

Research Interests

    • High-speed aerodynamics
    • Novel flow control approaches
    • Innovative diagnostic development
    • Wind tunnel design and testing
    • Computational fluid dynamics

Selected Publications

  • Kobayashi, K, Bowersox, R, Srinivasan, R, Tichenor, N, Carter, C, and Ryan, M, "Experimental and Numerical Studies of Diamond-Shaped Injector in a Supersonic Flow,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2010. http://doi.org/10.2514/1.47147
  • Tichenor, N, Humble, R. A., and Bowersox, R. D. W., "Response of a hypersonic turbulent boundary layer to favourable pressure gradients," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 722, 2013, 187-213. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2013.89
  • Long, R, White, E, Tichenor, N, Kremeyer, K, “Instantaneous wind-tunnel model vibration measurements using a dynamical systems approach,” Journal of Fluids Engineering, 139(7), 2017. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4036270
  • Bright, A., Tichenor, N, Kremeyer, K, Wlezien, R, “Boundary-Layer Separation Control using Laser-Induced Air Breakdown,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 56, No. 4, 2018, pp. 1472-1482. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.J055272
  • McElreath, J., Benedict, M., and Tichenor, N.,“ Cycloidal Rotor Blade Tip Vortex Analysis at Low Reynolds Number,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 58, No. 6, 2020. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.J058207
  • Leidy, A., Neel, I., Tichenor, N., and Bowersox, R.D.W., “High-Speed Schlieren Imaging of Cylinder-Induced Hypersonic Shock Wave Boundary Layer Interactions”, AIAA Journal, Vol. 58, No. 7, 2020. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.J059193
  • Leidy, A., Neel, I., Tichenor, N., Bowersox, R.D.W., Schmisseur, J., "Tunnel Noise Effects on Hypersonic Cylinder-Induced Transitional Shock-Wave/Boundary-Layer Interactions." AIAA Journal, 2021. http://doi.org/10.2514/1.J059768
  • Tichenor, N., Leiweke, R., and Ombrello, T., “Effects of Fuel Mixture Properties on Nanosecond Pulsed High Frequency Discharge Ignition,” AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, AIAA 2019-0461, 2019. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2019-0461
  • Mabe, J., Hartl, D., Tichenor, N., Zachery, M., Blades, E., and Nucci, M., “Fluid-Structure Interaction Modeling of a Shape-Memory Alloy Actuated Supersonic Wind Tunnel Model Alloy,” AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, AIAA 2019-0602, 2019. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2019- 0602
  • Santiago, J., Araya, G., and Tichenor, N., “Thermal Transport in hypersonic turbulent boundary layers at high Reynolds numbers,” 72nd Annual APS DFD Meeting, 2019. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2019APS..DFDG11007S