Nina Welding | October 14, 2019
Hirotaka Sakaue, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). A member of the Class of 2020 Associate Fellows, he will be recognized with the other honorees and inducted into the association on Monday, January 6, 2020, during the 2020 AIAA SciTech Form.
Sakaue, whose research represents an interdisciplinary approach to fluid mechanics and functional chemistry, focuses on luminescent imaging and also chemical flow control. Both research tracks encompass a wide range of topics, from the development of chemical sensors, optical characterizations and unsteady flow applications to micro-fiber coating and ice-phobic coating.
An internationally-recognized expert in the field of luminescent imaging for aerospace applications, Sakaue has led the development and improvement of novel luminescent sensors for quantifying flow physics in a variety of applications. He has also directed the advancement of quantum dot-based methods for temperature measurement over a wide range of temperatures, creating an in vivo pH imaging system and designing novel methods for imaging a variety of chemical species.
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