Elaine S. Oran

Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor
Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland
Emeritus, US Naval Research Laboratory

Dr. Oran received her A.B. in Chemistry and Physics from Bryn Mawr College and both her M.Ph. in Physics and Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University. She recently retired as Emerita from the US Naval Research Laboratory after forty years, and is now at the University of Maryland. Her research includes work on chemically reactive flows, turbulence, numerical analysis, high-performance computing and parallel architectures, shocks and shock interactions, rarefied gases, and microfluidics, with applications to combustion, propulsion, astrophysical explosions, and micro-sensor design. She is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering.