Founder and Director
Dr. Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn
The DynaaTECC Research Lab is under the directorship of Dr. Sarigul-Klijn. She directs M.S. thesis and Ph.D. dissertation research of 4-6 students each year. Her research areas are in minimum weight design with aeroelastic and acoustic constraints; landing recovery system studies: winged, rotor, or parachute recovery system trades and scaled flight testing; development of advanced finite element methods to solve steep gradient problems of high temperature due to aerodynamic heating or shock loading; environmental noise control; flow induced vibrations; innovative power generation systems; and long duration space flight effects on the human spine.
Dr. Sarigul-Klijn’s complete biography can be found here.
Phone: (530) 752-0682
Joe Barthel, Ph.D.
Joe received a B.S. in both Physics and Astrophysics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2010. He then went on to UC Davis to obtain his M.S. in Physics with a thesis entitled, “Using Hydrogen Fluoride as an H2 Tracer” using infrared spectroscopy in 2013. Joe is currently a Ph.D. student in the Mechanical and Aerospace department researching the design optimization of radiation shielding for human space missions. Joe was the recipient of the 2015 N&M Sarigul-Klijn Flight Research/Space Engineering Award.