Director & Faculty Advisor
Professor of the Practice of Aerospace Engineering
Professor of the Practice of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics
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Professor Anilkumar is an Aerospace Engineer and Educator. His research interests are in the areas of aero-propulsion, energy conversion, and microgravity materials processing. He has been a scientific investigator of microgravity fluid physics phenomenon on experiments conducted on two Space Shuttle flights, and of materials processing transport phenomenon on experiments conducted on the International Space Station. Dr. Anilkumar founded the Aerospace Design Laboratory in 2007 which is at the forefront of the design of novel, rocket-flyable, payload systems that highlight major challenges in space exploration and energy conversion.