Personnel

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Director: Edward B. White, Ph.D.

Professor — Department of Aerospace Engineering
979.845.1028 | ebw@tamu.edu | LinkedIn

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.

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Facility Manager and Test Engineer:
Lisa Brown

979.845.1028 | lbrown@lswt.tamu.edu

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.

 

Machinist:
Michael Hansen

979.845.1028 | michaelhansen@tamu.edu

Michael started working at the LSWT in June of 2021. He is a machinist for the Aerospace Department and the LSWT making models out of various materials using CNC mill, lathe, EDM wire and manual machines. In additional to physical machines, Michael also works extensively with Solidworks and MasterCAM software.

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Test Engineer: Doug Kutz

979.845.1028 | doug.kutz@tamu.edu

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.

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Machinist: Zahir Udovicic

979.845.1028 | zudovicic@lswt.tamu.edu

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.

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Technical Laboratory Coordinator:
Ric Warren

979.845.1028 | rwarren@lswt.tamu.edu

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 Students

Drew Curriston

979.845.1028 | drew.curriston@tamu.edu

Drew Curriston started working at the LSWT in August 2021 as a PhD student in Aerospace Engineering. He graduated in 2006 from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, earned a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Auburn University in 2014, and graduated from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth KS in 2018. He is a Senior Army Aviator on active duty pursuing a PhD under the Army Advanced Civilian Schooling program, with military qualifications in both rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft. His past experiences include assignments as a Company Commander, Battalion Staff Officer, faculty at the United States Military Academy, Assault Helicopter Battalion Executive Officer, and Brigade Executive Officer for the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade.

Grace Mainka

979.845.1028 | grace_mainka@tamu.edu

Grace began working at the LSWT as an undergraduate student in the fall of 2018. She completed her B.S. in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in math in 2021 and expects to graduate with her masters in May of 2023.

Undergraduate Students

Tawan Bhuntavee

979.845.1028 | tawan2002@tamu.edu

Tawan began working at the LSWT as an undergraduate student in the fall of 2021. He is pursuing a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a Minor in Math at Texas A&M and is expecting to graduate in the Spring of 2024.

Luke Brame

979.845.1028 | lukebrame@tamu.edu

Luke is pursuing a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and expects to graduate in May 2024. He began working at the LSWT as a sophomore in Fall 2021.

Marianela Cintrón

979.845.1028 | mcintron00@tamu.edu

Marianela began working at the LSWT as an undergraduate student in the Fall of 2021. She is pursuing a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Spanish and expects to graduate in December of 2022. In the Summer of 2021, she interned with National Aerospace Solutions, LLC, at Arnold AFB in Tullahoma, TN.

Hannah Green

979.845.1028 | hannah.kgreen@tamu.edu

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.

Andre Hamoy

979.845.1028 | andrehamoy@gmail.com

Andre began working at the LSWT as an undergraduate student in the fall of 2020. He is pursuing a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M and is expecting to graduate in the spring of 2023.

Mattie King

979.845.1028 | mattierking@gmail.com

Mattie began working at the LSWT as an undergraduate student in the fall of 2021. She is pursuing a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a Minor in Mathematics at Texas A&M and is expecting to graduate in May 2024.

Brianna Lundin

979.845.1028 | brianna.lundin@tamu.edu

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.

Melanie Peavy

979.845.1028 | melanie_peavy@tamu.edu

Melanie began working at the LSWT as an undergraduate student in the Fall of 2020. She is pursuing a B.S in Aerospace Engineering with minors in computer science and math and expects to graduate in May of 2022.

Jamaal Roberson

979.845.1028 | jroberson@tamu.edu

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.

Zayan Vohra

979.845.1028 | zayan.vohra@gmail.com

Zayan began working at the LSWT as an undergrad in Fall 2020. He is pursuing a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in math at Texas A&M University, and expects to graduate in Spring 2023.