Thomas Corke

Thomas Corke

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Clark Equipment Professor of Engineering

Office: 101 Hessert Lab
Phone: 574-631-3261

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Areas of Expertise

Fluid mechanics, aircraft design, aeronautics industry

Corke is the founding director of the Notre Dame Institute for Flow Physics and Control (FlowPAC), and the director of the Hessert Laboratory for Aerospace Research. His research experience is unusually diverse. It ranges from hydrodynamic stability and transition to turbulence. It involves an equally diverse range of flow fields including boundary layers, wakes and jets. This has been applied to a broad range of applications including aerodynamic performance enhancement, flight control, the internal flow of gas-turbine engines, acoustic noise control and wind flows around buildings and structures.


Fighting to Protect Our Resources: Improving the performance of turbine engines


Graduates urged to develop their own vision of success at Graduate School Commencement
EWiND facility aimed at improvements in wind energy
Notre Dame announces second round funding for $80-million Strategic Research Investments process
Corke to receive aerodynamics award
Notre Dame professor Thomas Corke named AIAA fellow
Engineering professor named APS fellow
Aerospace professor helps outline future of U.S air transportation
Corke named fellow of engineering society
Aerospace engineer publishes book on aircraft design


Popular Mechanics — Plasma Actuators
South Bend Tribune — Notre Dame plans to erect 2 wind turbines for researchers