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Aaron Towne awarded Young Investigator Program award

Aaron Towne, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Aaron Towne, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded a Young Investigator Program Award from the Office of Naval Research for his project, “A Probabilistic Transition Model for Hypersonic Boundary Layers,” which seeks to give designers of hypersonic military equipment better information about real-world flight conditions.

The Office of Naval Research is an organization within the United States Department of the Navy responsible for the science and technology programs of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The Young Investigator Program is aimed to support early career scientists “who show exceptional promise for doing creative research.”

Towne’s research focuses on fluid mechanics, reduced-complexity modeling, data-driven modeling, flow control, and aeroacoustics. He has also been the recipient of a 2023 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) and an NSF CAREER Award.

The full list of 2024 ONR YIP awardees can be found on ONR’s website.

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