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Martin, Pino

Martin, Pino

CRoCCo Laboratory Director and Founder
Professor of Aerospace
Aerospace Engineering
3172 Glenn L. Martin Hall


  • University of Minnesota: Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, June 1999

    Thesis: Direct Numerical Simulation and Large Eddy Simulation Closure of

    Reacting Turbulence in Hypersonic Flows
  • University of Minnesota: M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, December 1995
  • Boston University: B. Eng. In Aerospace Engineering, May 1994.

    Honors, Summa cum laude.


Current Status

  • Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland
  • Founding Director, CRoCCo Laboratory for Research on Compressible flows
  • Founding Director, National Numerical Evaluation Site for Hypersonics and Prototyping Facility (NNESH)
  • Chief Technologist, Dridam Flight LLC, Collaborative work for supersonic and hypersonic technologies


  • Tewksbury Merit Scholar, University of Melbourne, Australia (2012)
  • Jefferson Fellowship Finalist, U.S. Department of State (2012)
  • Alfred Rheinstein’11 Faculty Award, Princeton University (May 2007)
  • NSF Career Award (January 2003)



Computational fluid dynamics Numerical simulation of turbulent flows Direct numerical and large eddy simulation Numerical models for large eddy simulations and Reynolds-averaged Navier Stokes calculations Numerical methods for compressible turbulence, physics of compressible turbulence Shock waves and turbulence interaction Turbulence and finite-rate chemistry interaction Surface reactions and fluid interaction

Manocha Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Recognized for pioneering work in computer graphics, robotics and more

Flatau Named UMD AE Chair

Alison Flatau has been named the new chair of aerospace engineering at UMD.

BIOE Capstone Class Virtually Presents 24 Novel Projects

BIOE seniors present Capstone projects and celebrate winners virtually.

UMD Researchers Tackle Facial Verification Software Head On

Forward-facing Invention of the Year nominee radically improves current software

UMD Hosts the Premier Combustion Science Meeting in the U.S.

A record number of attendees made the 2017 meeting the most successful in its history.

Associate Professor Pino Martin Explores Turbulent Flows in UMD’s CRoCCo Laboratory

Martin helps create the engineering foundation for the accurate prediction of turbulent hypersonic flows.

Martin Elected AIAA Associate Fellow

Cluster for Research in Complex Computations Laboratory founder honored.

Faculty News Roundup

Clark School faculty promotions, moves announced.

Four Faculty Earn NSF CAREER Awards

Martins, Yu, Aranda-Espinoza and Marshall selected for 2007 grants.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

  • Associate Fellow