Post-Doctoral Researcher, Aerospace Engineering Department
Dr. Yue Wu received his doctoral degree at the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK) in 2015, with his thesis focusing on development of radar detected resonant enhanced multi-photon ionization (REMPI) diagnostic for methyl radical, ethylene and molecular oxygen. After spending two years as a postdoctoral researcher at UTK following his doctorate, Yue arrived at Texas A&M University in early fall 2017. At LDPDL Dr. Wu has pursued detailed studies of laser-generated plasmas for diagnostic and flow control applications, especially breakdown and hydrodynamics under low pressure conditions. His research has also involved optical diagnostics and aero-optical properties of non-equilibrium gases generated by nanosecond discharges.
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Aerospace Engineering Department
Frisco joined LDPDL in summer 2018 and has been researching laser-generated plasmas using a diagnostic known as two-color interferometry. In addition to designing and conducting experiments, Frisco has developed a powerful least-squares method for analysis of phase map data for extraction of plasma parameters. More recently, he has demonstrated plasma measurements near the surface of a liquid droplet. Currently, Frisco is developing a laser frequency locking mechanism for filtered Rayleigh measurements inside the NAL’s new hypervelocity expansion tunnel (HXT).