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FOSTERING THE CENTER’S DEVELOPMENT

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

A TRIP TO INDIA & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

A TRIP TO INDIA & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

STUDENT FOCUSED. FACULTY DIRECTED

STUDENT FOCUSED. FACULTY DIRECTED

A CENTER THAT CELEBRATES MANUFACTURING

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John P. Sullivan

A. GENERAL INFORMATION

1. Education

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Sc.D.   February 1973, Aeronautical Engineering
Thesis: “Experimental Investigation of Vortex Rings and Helicopter Rotor Wakes
Using a Laser Doppler Velocimeter”
M.S.    June 1969. Aeronautical Engineering
Thesis: “Design of a Variable Phase Velocity Traveling Wave Pump”
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
B.S.     June 1967. Mechanical and Aerospace Sciences (with honors) Tau Beta Pi

2. Appointments

Industrial Experience

  • Office of Naval Research, Washington, D.C. July 1, 1989 to June 30, 1990.
  • Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company – Summer 1981. Seattle, Washington. Investigation of Nacelle-Wing Interaction for High-Lift Configurations.
  • NASA-LEWIS Research Center – Summers 1976 – 1980. Cleveland, Ohio. Design Of a Laser Doppler Velocimeter for the 8’ x 6’ Transonic Wind Tunnel.
  • Stanford University – June 1, 1975 to August 15, 1975. Stanford, California. Research Associate, design and construction of a laser scattering instrument for measuring particle sizes in a coal burning MHD generator.
  • Noctua, Inc. – June 1973 to June 1975. Belmont, California. Vice President and Co-Founder, design and bread boarding of a laser related product including an optical system; computer aided lens design and electronic systems.
  • Aerophysics Laboratory – 1967 to 1973. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Research Assistant and staff member. Besides thesis work participated in supersonic wind tunnel tests on antenna breakdown caused by the plasma layer on a simulated re-entry model and a massive cross-stream blowing experiment.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN (1975-1979).
  • Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN (1979-1984).
  • Director, Aerospace Sciences Laboratory, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN (1983-1995).
  • Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN (1984-present).
  • Associate Head, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN (1991-1993).
  • Head, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN (1993-1998)

3. Consulting

  • Hamilton Standard Propellers, Winsor Lock, Connecticut.
  • Pacific Propellers, Seattle, Washington.
  • Dowty-Rotol Ltd., Gloucester, England.
  • General Electric Company, Schenectady, New York.
  • NASA-Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aerolus Corporation, Richmond, Indiana
  • Chicago Blower Corporation, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Boeing Commercial Aircraft