Professor, University of Miami
Dr. Gecheng Zha is the director of CFD (computational fluid dynamics) and Aerodynamics Lab at the University of Miami, specializing in coflow jet active flow control, aircraft design, wind turbine design, CFD high order algorithm/code development, turbulence simulation, wind tunnel testing, turbomachinery aeromechanics and aerodynamics, fluids-structural interaction, and design optimization. Before joining UM, Dr. Zha had extensive experience working in the aerospace industry (GE Aircraft Engines, Pratt & Whitney) and government labs (US Air Force Research Lab). Dr. Zha’s research at UM has been funded by NSF, DARPA, NASA, ARO, AFOSR, NRC, AFRL, GUIde, CIRA, Siemens, etc. Dr. Zha received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Montreal in 1994 with FCAR scholarship from the Quebec government. In Spring of 2000, he studied at MIT as a special student in the Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is an ASME Fellow, AIAA Associate Fellow, NASA NIAC Fellow.
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