Phillip Ligrani, PhD

 

Phillip Ligrani

Eminent Scholar, Propulsion Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Biography

Dr. Phil Ligrani is currently the Eminent Scholar in Propulsion, and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Prior to August 2014, Dr. Phil Ligrani was the Oliver L. Parks Endowed Chair, and Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at Parks College of Saint Louis University. Prior to that appointment, he was the Donald Schultz Professor of Turbomachinery in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. There, from 2006 to 2009, he was also Director of Oxford University's Rolls-Royce UTC (University Technology Centre) in Heat Transfer and Aerodynamics. From 1994 to 2006, he was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, Director of the Convective Heat Transfer Laboratory, and Associate Department Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah.

Research interests include propulsion, shock-wave-boundary-layer interactions, aerodynamic losses, turbomachinery, gas turbine component heat transfer and cooling, convective heat transfer, and fluid mechanics, as well as micro-fluidics, fractionation, and separation science.

Dr. Ligrani is also currently serving as a Distinguished Advisory Professor in the School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Inje University in Gimhae, South Korea.

As of March 2016, Dr. Ligrani is author or co-author of more than 165 publications in archival journals, 9 book chapters, as well as approximately 119 conference publications and presentations. From 1994 to 2016, he also presented approximately 165 lectures at different institutions and establishments, including many invited lectures. He has been primary advisor for a total of 89 graduate students completing Ph.D., M.E., M.S. degrees, and Turbomachinery Diplomas. Dr. Ligrani is also a member of the Distinguished Editorial Review Board for Springer Publishing Corporation, and is also serving on multiple Editorial Advisory Boards and holds several Associate Editorship positions. He is also serving on several International Advisory Boards. From 2010 to 2016, he presented or is scheduled to present 4 Invited Keynote Papers, 8 Invited Papers, and 5 Invited Plenary Keynote Papers at different international conferences.

Some of his other academic recognitions include: (i) Carl E. and Jessie W. Menneken Faculty Award for Excellence in Scientific Research, (ii) the NASA Space Act Tech Brief Award for "Development of Subminiature Multi-Sensor Hot-Wire Probes," (iii) a Distinguished Lecture Award in 2011 for the CEAS Distinguished Lecture Series of the College of Engineering of the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, (iv) Silver Winner for the Annual 26th Educational Advertising Awards for the Higher Education Marketing Report, and (v) the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Award for Outstanding Mechanical Engineer of the Year 2016.

Dr. Ligrani is also a Fellow of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics).



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Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1980
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1975
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1974

Classes Taught


Honors and Awards

  • 2010 to 2016, Distinguished Advisory Professor, School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Inje University, Gimhae, South Korea.
  • 2016, Outstanding Mechanical Engineer of the Year Award 2016, ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers, NAS - North Alabama Section, Huntsville, Alabama, USA.
  • 2016, Associate Fellow, AIAA – American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
  • 2016 Invited as Lead Editor of Special Issue of “Recent Advances in Enhanced Heat Transfer and Engineering Applications,” Cogent Engineering Journal, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group.
  • 2015, Certificate of Excellence. Propulsion Research Center. With recognition of the sustained and dedicated efforts of faculty and staff for their roles as mentors, educators, and leaders. Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED), University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama, USA.
  • 2015, Editorial Board Member, Power and Thermal Engineering Processes and Equipment Journal, ISSN: 2078-774X, Published by the National Technical University “Kharkov Polytechnic Institute”, Russia and Ukraine.
  • 2015, Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Innovative Works in Engineering and Technology (IJIWET), ISSN: 2455-5797, Published by NAANJIL, India.
  • 2015, Invited Plenary Paper, ICHHFF5, Fifth International Conference “Heat and Mass Transfer and Hydrodynamics in Swirled Flows,” National Committee of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Russia.
  • 2015, Invited Plenary Paper, ICTE 2015, International Conference: “IX Workshop on Thermophysics and Power Engineering for Higher Education Institutions,” Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Kazan State Power Engineering University, Kazan, Russia.
  • 2015, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, School of Energy and Power, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, P. R. China.
  • 2014, Distinguished Visiting Professor, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Beihang University, BUAA - Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, P. R. China.
  • 2014, Keynote Lecture at the ISJPPE 2014 – International Symposium on Jet Propulsion and Power Engineering, Beijing, P. R. China.
  • 2014-2017, Vice-Chairman and Member, Academic Committee, Institute of Gas Turbines, Beijing Tsinghua University, Beijing, P. R. China.
  • 2014, Elected to be a member of the Scientific Council of the ICHMT – International Center for Heat and Mass Transfer. Nominated for membership by Professor Richard Goldstein of the University of Minnesota.
  • 2013, Invited Lecture, Evolution of Secondary Dean Vortices in Spiral Microchannels for Cell Separations, Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences MicroTAS 2013, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.
  • 2013, Plenary Lecture as an Invited Keynote Speaker, Recent Developments in Impingement Array Cooling, Including Consideration of the Separate Effects of Mach Number, Reynolds Number, Temperature Ratio, Hole Spacing, and Jet-to-Target Plate Distance, IWHT2013, 2nd International Workshop on Heat Transfer Advances for Energy Conservation and Pollution Control, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), Xi’an, P. R. China.
  • 2013, Distinguished Visiting Professor, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Institute of Turbomachinery, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, P. R. China.
  • 2012, Invited Plenary Keynote Paper, New Developments in Surface Heat Transfer Augmentation Technologies as Applied to Internal Flow Environments, ISTP-23, The 23rd International Symposium on Transport Phenomena, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 2012, Invited Keynote Paper, Invited Expert, Heat Transfer Augmentation Technologies for Internal Cooling of Turbine Components of Gas Turbine Engines, Fourth International Symposium on Jet Propulsion and Power Engineering, 4th ISJPPE Meeting, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, P. R. China.
  • 2012, Invited Lecture, Turbine Research at Saint Louis University, Turbine Engine Technology Symposium (TETS), Dayton Convention Center, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
  • 2012, Invited Paper, Spiral Inertial Microfluidic Devices For Continuous Blood Cell Separation, MOEMS-MEMS Conference on Micro- and Nano-Fabricated Electromechanical and Optical Components, SPIE – International Society for Optics and Photonics, San Francisco, California, USA.
  • 2011, Invited Keynote Paper, Aerodynamic Loss Determination and Evaluation in Turbine Components, 11th Asian International Conference on Fluid Machinery, and 3rd Fluid Power Technology Exhibition, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.
  • 2011, Invited Keynote Paper, Aerodynamic Losses in Turbines With and Without Film Cooling, IGTC’11 Osaka, International Gas Turbine Congress 2011 Osaka, 10th Congress in Japan, Gas Turbine Society of Japan, Osaka, Japan.
  • 2011, Silver Winner – Annual 26th Educational Advertising Awards, for Brochure – Graduate Program Profile – Saint Louis University – Parks College, Higher Ed Marketing, Higher Education Marketing Report.
  • 2011, Invited Lecture, New Developments in Continuous SPLITT Fractionation, 15th International Symposium on Field- and Flow-Based Separations (FFF2011), CASSS – International Separation Science Society, South San Francisco Conference Center, South San Francisco, California, USA.
  • 2011, Distinguished Lecture Award, Over-Tip Shock Wave Structure and Its Impact on Turbine Blade Tip Heat Transfer Including the Effects of Varying Tip Gap, CEAS Distinguished Lecture Series, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
  • 2010, Invited Lecture, Fluid Mechanics Research at Saint Louis University, Air Mobility Command (AMC) – Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Symposium, Innovative Aerodynamics: Potential Solutions for Improving Mobility Efficiency, Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA.
  • 2006, Dimple Array Effects on Turbulent Heat Transfer and Flow Structure, Invited Keynote Lecture, Fifth International Symposium on Turbulence, Heat, and Mass Transfer, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • 1991, NASA Space Act Tech Brief Award, ARC-12228-1, "Development of Subminiature Multi-Sensor Hot-Wire Probes."
  • 1990, Carl E. and Jessie W. Menneken Faculty Award for Excellence in Scientific Research.

For a complete list of Honors & Awards view Dr. Ligrani's CV.


Publications

  • Effects of Double Wall Cooling Configuration and Conditions on Performance of Full Coverage Effusion Cooling, (N. Rogers, Z. Ren, W. Buzzard, B. Sweeney, N. Tinker, P. M. Ligrani, K. D. Hollingsworth, F. X. Liberatore, R. Patel, and H.-K. Moon), ASME Transactions-Journal of Turbomachinery, accepted for publication, 2016, to appear, 2017.
  • Effect of Reynolds Number, Hole Patterns, and Hole Inclination on Cooling Performance of an Impinging Jet Array, Part 1: Convective Heat Transfer Results and Optimization (W. Li, L. Yang, X. Li, J. Ren, H. Jiang, and P. M. Ligrani), ASME Transactions-Journal of Turbomachinery, accepted for publication, 2016, to appear, 2017.
  • Development and Control of Elastic Turbulence Within a Microscale Viscous Disk Pump (B. Lund, P. M. Ligrani, and M. Brown), Advances and Applications in Fluid Mechanics Journal, accepted for publication, 2016, to appear, 2016.
  • Numerical Analysis of Flow Structure and Heat Transfer Characteristics in Dimpled Channels with Secondary Protrusions (Y. Xie, Z. Shen, D. Zhang, and P. M. Ligrani), ASME Transactions-Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 138, No. 3, pp. 031901-1 to 031901-6, March 2016.
  • Assessment of Six Turbulence Models For Modelling and Predicting Narrow Passage Flows, Part 1: Impingement Jets, (W. Li, J. Ren, H. Jiang, and P. M. Ligrani), Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, Vol. 69, No. 2, pp. 109-127, January 2016.
  • Unsteady Structure and Development of a Row of Impingement Jets, Including Kelvin-Helmholtz Vortex Development (L. Yang, P. M. Ligrani, J. Ren, and H. Jiang), ASME Transactions Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 137, No. 5, pp. 051201-1 to 051201-12, May 2015.
  • Full-Coverage Film Cooling: Heat Transfer Coefficients and Film Effectiveness For a Sparse Hole Array at Different Blowing Ratios and Contraction Ratios (P. M. Ligrani, M. Goodro, M. Fox, and H.-K. Moon), ASME Transactions-Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 137, No. 3, pp. 032201-1 to 032201-12, March 2015.
  • Crossflows From Jet Array Impingement Cooling: Hole Spacing, Target Plate Distance, Reynolds Number Effects (J. Lee, Z. Ren, P. M. Ligrani, M. D. Fox, and H.-K. Moon), International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol. 88, pp. 7-18, February 2015.
  • Flow Structure and Heat Transfer in a Square Passage With Offset Mid-Truncated Ribs (G. Xie, J. Liu, P. M. Ligrani, and B. Sunden), International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 71, pp. 44-56, April 2014.
  • Second Law Analysis of Aerodynamic Losses: Results for a Cambered Vane With and Without Film Cooling (P. M. Ligrani, and J. S. Jin), ASME Transactions-Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 135, No. 4, pp. 041013-1 to 041013-14, July 2013.
  • Heat Transfer Augmentation Technologies for Internal Cooling of Turbine Components of Gas Turbine Engines (P. M. Ligrani), International Journal of Rotating Machinery, Vol. 2013, Article ID 275653, pp.1-32, 2013.
  • Deviations Due To Non-Newtonian Influences Within a Miniature Viscous Disk Pump (P. M. Ligrani, H. Jiang, B. Lund, and J. S. Jin), ASME Transactions- Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 135, No. 3, pp. 031205-1 to 031205-12, March 2013.
  • Visualization and Structure of Confined, Milliscale, Unsteady Impinging Slot Jets and Associated Vortices (D. H. Lee, H. J. Park, and P. M. Ligrani), Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 54:1420, pp. 1-15, 2013.
  • Aerodynamic Losses in Turbines With and Without Film Cooling, as Influenced by Mainstream Turbulence, Surface Roughness, Airfoil Shape, and Mach Number (P. M. Ligrani), International Journal of Rotating Machinery, Vol. 2012, Article ID 957421, pp. 957421-1 to 957421-28, (doi:10.1155/2012/957421), 2012.
  • Overtip Shock Wave Structure and Its Impact on Turbine Blade Tip Heat Transfer, (Q. Zhang, D. O’Dowd, L. He, A. P. S. Wheeler, P. M. Ligrani, and B. C. Y. Cheong), ASME Transactions-Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 133, No. 4, pp. 041001-1 to 041001-8, October 2011.
  • Aerothermal Performance of a Winglet at Engine Representative Mach and Reynolds Numbers (D. O. O’Dowd, Q. Zhang, L. He, M. L. G. Oldfield, P. M. Ligrani, B. C. Y. Cheong, and I. Tibbott), ASME Transactions-Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 133, No. 4, pp. 041026-1 to 041026-8, October 2011.
  • Viscous Disk Air Flow Displacement Device (VDAFDD): Development and Performance (J. M. Hilton, and P. M. Ligrani), ASME Transactions- Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 132, No. 10, pp. 101102-1 to 101102-8, October 2010.
  • Suction Side Gill Region Film Cooling: Effects of Hole Shape and Orientation on Adiabatic Effectiveness and Heat Transfer Coefficient (J. C. Chappell, P. M. Ligrani, S. Sreekanth, and T. Lucas), ASME Transactions-Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 132, No. 3, pp. 031022-1 to 031022-11, July 2010.
  • Aerodynamic Performance of Suction-Side Gill Region Film Cooling (J. C. Chappell, P. M. Ligrani, S. Sreekanth, T. Lucas, and E. Vlasic), ASME Transactions-Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 132, No. 3, pp. 031020-1 to 031020-11, July 2010.
  • Slip Due to Surface Roughness for a Newtonian Liquid in a Viscous Micro-Scale Disk Pump (P. M. Ligrani, D. Blanchard, and B. Gale), Physics of Fluids, Vol. 22, No. 5, pp. 052002-1 to 052002-15, May 2010.

For a complete list of Publications view Dr. Ligrani's CV.