Prof. Waruna Kulatilaka - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Research Interests
Combustion and Energy Conversion, Optical Diagnostics and Imaging, Laser Spectroscopy, Ultrafast Lasers, Chemical Kinetics, Fluid Flow and Plasma Diagnostics, Supersonic and Hypersonic Propulsion, Gas Turbine Combustion and IC Engines.

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2006
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2002
  • B.Sc. (Hons), Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2000

Previous Appointments
  • Senior Research Scientist/Contractor, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Combustion Research Facility, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA

Awards & Honors
  • Fellow – American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Associate Fellow – American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Forty Under 40 Award - Dayton Business Journal (2013)
  • Outstanding Technical Contribution Award - Dayton Section of ASME (2012)
  • Invited Speaker - Gordon Research Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Combustion (2013, 2011)
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Personal Interests
  • Biking, Hiking, Camping
  • Photography