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Kursat KARA is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Istanbul Technical University and a Ph.D. degree from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA in 2008. His doctoral dissertation was on hypersonic boundary layer receptivity to acoustic disturbances over cones, and NASA Langley Research Center supported the project. Following graduation, he was a CFD/Aerospace Engineer at the New England Analytics LLC, Shelton, CT, consulting company to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. He then joined the Aerospace Engineering Department at the Pennsylvania State University as a post-doctoral research associate and worked with Prof. Philip J. Morris. In 2010, he joined Khalifa University.
Dr. Kara’s research interests include computational aerodynamics / fluid dynamics, hypersonic boundary-layer transition (DNS), supersonic hot jet simulations for aeroacoustics (DES), high order accurate schemes, active flow control wind turbine blades, flow separation control, Sweeping Jet actuator, wind energy and spray cooling of electronics. His research has been funded by the NASA Langley Research Center, the U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Khalifa University and Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology.
Dr. Kara is a Senior Member of AIAA and Member of AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Technical Committee. Dr. Kara was the technical chair of AIAA 34th Applied Aerodynamics conference (2016) in Washington DC, technical co-chair of AIAA 32nd Applied Aerodynamics Conference (2014) in Atlanta, GA and technical discipline chair of Applied Aerodynamics in Aerospace Sciences Meeting at AIAA SciTech 2018.