Department Chair, Professor, Bob R. Dorsey Professorship in Engineering and Cockrell Family Chair for Departmental Leadership #2
Phone: (512) 471-6773
Office: WRW 215F
Aerothermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Ph.D., Stanford University
Dr. Clemens' research is in the general areas of compressible turbulent flows and turbulent combustion with an emphasis on the use of laser imaging diagnostics to study these flows. His current work focuses on 3D shock wave /boundary layer interactions, inlet unstart, high-speed flow control, flashback in high pressure combustors, turbulent combustion with non-equilibrium, soot production with alternative jet fuels, and high-temperature ablation.
He has served on the faculty of the Cockrell School of Engineering since 1993, and has two years of experience at Sandia National Laboratories. He was named a National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellow in 1996, he served as Editor-in-Chief of Experiments in Fluids from 2009 to 2013, he is a fellow of the American Physical Society, and he currently serves as the ASE/EM department chair.
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