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Interim Dean Farrukh Alvi

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Interim Dean Farrukh Alvi

Farrukh Alvi, Ph.D. is the Interim Dean for the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Before this appointment, he was the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the college. 

Alvi earned his BS in Nuclear Engineering from UC Berkeley and doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He holds the Don Fuqua Eminent Scholar Chair and is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the joint college. He is the Founding Director of the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP), a multi-university, state-wide research, technology and education center he helped establish in 2008. He is one of the founding leaders of the FAA Center of Excellence in Commercial Space Transportation (FAA COE CST), a consortium of nine universities established in 2010 by the FAA to address the broad range of issues in the emerging commercial space transportation sector.

His research has recently focused on developing and implementing active flow and noise control technologies to reduce noise from and increase the efficiency of high-speed aircraft, automobiles and turbomachinery (compressors, turbines) using advanced actuators, especially micro-fluidic actuators, an area where he holds ten patents, to date. The development and use of advanced diagnostics, especially optical techniques is also an active area of research. Over the last decade, he has attracted over $25 million in external funding for research, development and STEM education. The research has been funded by government agencies, such as the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), NASA, National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of Naval Research (ONR), DARPA, Army Research Office (ARO) and industry, such as Boeing, Northrup Grumman, Danfoss Turbocor, among others. To date, he has mentored over 50 Ph.D. and MS students, postdoctoral researchers and scientists, and published more than 200 technical papers, articles and abstracts. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) and a Fellow of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers).


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Farrukh Alvi, Ph.D. Named Interm Dean