Kader Frendi, Ph.D.

 

 

Dr. Kader Frendi

Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Biography

Dr. Kader Frendi obtained his graduate degrees in applied mathematics and mechanical engineering from Brown University. After graduate school, Dr. Frendi spent one year at Northeastern University in Boston as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department. In the fall of 1990, he joined NASA Langley Research Center as a research contractor in the Structural Acoustics Branch. During his years at NASA Langley, Dr. Frendi supported several key programs starting from the basic research program to the High Speed Civil Transport (HSCT) program and the Hyper-X program (also known also as X-43A). Dr. Frendi made key contributions to these programs and his work was published in well-known journals. In the fall of 1999, Dr. Frendi joined the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Alabama in Huntsville as an Associate Professor. Dr. Frendi built a vibrant research program in Computational Fluid Dynamics and more specifically in Unsteady Flows and Acoustics. Dr. Frendi attracted funding for his research from various NASA centers and the DoD to support his graduate students. Dr. Frendi built a transmission loss facility capable of testing acoustic transmission through aircraft type panel and measuring acoustic signatures from MAVS. Dr. Frendi is a recipient of the UAH Foundation Award for Research and Creative Achievement, 2004, and the College of Engineering Distinguished Senior Faculty Award, 2016. Dr. Frendi served as Chairman of the MAE Department for three years, December 2007 to December 2010. Dr. Frendi is a Fellow of ASME, an Associate Fellow of AIAA and an Associate Editor of the AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power.

Dr. Frendi's Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Brown University, 1989
  • M.S., Applied Mathematics, Brown University, 1988
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Brown University, 1986
  • B.S., Physics, University of Algiers, Algeria, 1982

Honors & Awards

  • ASME Fellow
  • AIAA Associate Fellow
  • Associate Editor, AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, 2008 to present.
  • UAH Foundation Award for Research and Creative Achievement, 2004.
  • College of Engineering Distinguished Senior Faculty Award, 2016
  • Recipient of a Certificate of Recognition from NASA Stennis Space Center, July 2006.
  • Recipient of Summer Faculty Fellowships from NASA MSFC, 2000 and 2004.
  • Recipient of Certificates of Appreciation from NASA Langley Research Center for significant contribution to the HSCT and Hyper-X programs.
  • Faculty Senate President, AY 2015-2016.
  • Member of the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity of Madison County, 2008-2013.
  • Member of Sigma Xi since 2004.
  • Member of the “Order of the Engineer” since 2002.

Publications

  • Olatoyinbo, S. F., Rani, S., Frendi, A. “Large-Eddy Simulation of Decaying Isotropic Turbulence using the Flowfield Dependent Variation Method, accepted for publication in Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow.
  • Girgis, B., Rani, S., and Frendi, A., “Flowfied Dependent Variation: A Unified Scheme for the Solution of Incompressible and Compressible Flow Problems”, accepted for publication in Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow.
  • Brown, M.R., Frendi, A., “Flow Structures and Noise from a Supersonic Impinging Jet”, accepted for publication in Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow.
  • Man Zhang, and Frendi, A., “Effect of Airfoil Leading Edge Waviness on Flow Structures and Noise”, accepted for publication in Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow.
  • Hahn, V. P., Frendi, A., “Interaction of 3D Protuberances with a Supersonic Turbulent Boundary Layer”, AIAA Journal, Vol. 51, No. 7, pp. 1657-1666, July 2013.
  • Peugeot, W. J., Frendi, A., “Towards the Understanding of Flow Induced Vibration in a Rocket Engine Manifold”, Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 29, No. 6, pp. 1468-1477, September 2013
  • Fisher, A., Frendi, A., and Christopher, S.A., “Using Satellite Remote Sensing to Monitor Rocket Launch Induced Pollution”, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 34, No. 1, January 2013, pp 60-72.
  • Al Musleh, A., and Frendi, A., “On the Effect of a Flexible Structure on Boundary Layer Stability and Transition”, Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 133, No. 7, July 2011, pp. 071103-1 to 071103-6.
  • Dunn, M.C., Shotorban, B., and Frendi, A., “Uncertainty Quantification of Turbulence Model Coefficients via Latin Hypercube Sampling Method”, Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 133, No. 4, April 2011, pp. 041402-1 to 041402-7.