PhD Student, Aerospace Engineering Department, SMART Scholar
Boris Leonov received his Bachelors degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University in 2018. Since joining LDPDL, Boris has worked on a laser diagnostic system based on laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for heavily dust-laden flows. Currently, Boris is working on advanced laser diagnostic approaches based on injection-seeding of an optical parametric oscillator (OPO), with applications to plasma propulsion and hypersonic ground test and evaluation. Boris was recently awarded the SMART fellowship and will be collaborating with the Navy throughout the final years of his PhD.