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Director: Edward B. White, Ph.D.

Professor — Department of Aerospace Engineering
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Edward White is a professor of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University (TAMU) where he serves as the director of the Oran W. Nicks Low-Speed Wind Tunnel (LSWT) and the Klebanoff–Saric Wind Tunnel (KSWT). Prof. White joined TAMU in January 2007 after seven years as an assistant and associate professor at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Prof. White’s research focuses on wind-tunnel experiments on boundary layer stability related areas such as wind-turbine-blade aerodynamics. His work has been funded by grants from the U.S. Air Force, NASA, the National Science Foundation, Sandia National Laboratory and various companies. He has supported the research of over 20 M.S. and Ph.D. students. Prof. White teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in aerodynamics, fluid dynamics, aerodynamic design and experimental techniques. Prof. White is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and was the Technical Chair of its 2011 Fluid Dynamics Conference. He is also a member of the Technical Advisory Board of National Aerospace Solutions, LLC, that operates, maintains and develops Test and Evaluation capabilities for the U.S. Air Force at Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tullahoma, TN, the National Full Scale Aerodynamics Complex at NASA Ames, and “Hypervelocity Tunnel 9” in White Oak, MD. Prof. White received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Arizona State University where he was involved in the swept-wing transition, stability and control studies. His M.S. and B.S. degrees are from CWRU.


Facility Manager and Test Engineer:
Lisa Brown

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Lisa is the main point of contact for facility inquiries, contracting, and test scheduling. She also serves as engineering lead on many LSWT tests. She began her employment at the LSWT as a test engineer in June 2014. She earned B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2014 and 2017.


John Kochan

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John joined the TAMU Wind Tunnel Team in 2007 after 20 years in the semiconductor industry as a process technician, field service manager and equipment specialist on photolithography process equipment. He earned his degree in Laser Electro Optics Technology from Texas State Technical College.


Test Engineer: Doug Kutz

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Doug is the lead test engineer at the LSWT. He began his employment here in June 2012. He has a B.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University and an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University.


Machinist: Zahir Udovicic

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Zahir Udovicic has worked at Texas A&M since 2009. He is a machinist for the Aerospace Department and the LSWT making models out of various materials using CNC lathe, mill, EDM wire and manual machines. In addition to physical machines, Zahir also works extensively with the Solidworks and Mastercam software.


Technical Laboratory Coordinator:
Ric Warren

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Ric graduated from Texas A&M in 1998 with a B.S. in Animal Science. After 10 years in the energy services industry, he returned to A&M and joined the wind tunnel team in March 2010.

Graduate Student Workers

Edward Leber

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Edward graduated from Texas A&M in May 2018 with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Aerospace Engineering, and is expected to graduate in December 2019.

Matt Miller

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Matt started working at the LSWT as an undergraduate in January 2017. He graduated with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering in May 2019 and has continued his work with the LSWT while pursuing a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering.

Undergraduate Student Workers

Hannah Green

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Hannah began working at the LSWT as an undergraduate student in the fall of 2019. She is pursuing a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in math and expects to graduate in May of 2022.

Brianna Lundin

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Brianna is pursuing her B.S. in Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M, expected to graduate in May of 2022. She began working at the LSWT in the fall of 2019.

Jamaal Roberson

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Jamaal began working at the LSWT as an undergrad in Fall 2018. He is pursuing a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and expects to graduate in May 2021.