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. Candidate
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.
Tim Marchelli, Ph.D. Student
Tim received his B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering, and subsequently his M.S. in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from UC Davis in 2002 and 2005, respectively. His Master’s thesis was entitled “One Dimensional Damage Model of a C-17 Transport Aircraft”. For his Ph.D. dissertation, Tim is currently investigating dynamic characteristics of non-rigid damaged aircraft. Additionally, he is researching Finite Element Analysis applications to fluid structure interaction. Prior to entering the Ph.D. program, Tim worked at Northrop Grumman as a structural engineer and operations researcher, and at General Atomics as a flight controls software engineer.
Email: tlmarchelli (at) ucdavis.edu