Tom joined the School of Engineering in November 2022 as a Visiting Research Professor. He has focused on a modernization plan for the Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel, and on enhancing the research portfolio on campus by developing new partnerships with government and industry, and promoting innovation.
He also served as a Technical Area Lead for advanced wind tunnel diagnostics at the Air Force Research Laboratory. His research includes optically-based wind tunnel diagnostics, and measurements of complex flow interactions.
Tom earned his B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University.