Florine Valarie


Received:  M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, August 2006
Received:  B.S. in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2004

Brief Biography:

Florine Valerie (formerly Cannelle) graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering (’04) and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (’06), Research Thesis: Synthetic Jets: Evolution and Transitory Behavior.  She interned at Veridian (now Calspan) in both the Flight Research group and in the Transonic Wind tunnel in Buffalo, NY, and in Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Advanced Flight Sciences & Weapons Integration Development department.  Florine began her experimental analysis on synthetic jet actuators in the Flow Control Research lab at RPI in 2003, and finished her graduate career by performing experimental flow control research in support of NGC’s AFRL contract “Control Effectors for Supersonic Tailless Aircraft”.  She has presented her research on synthetic jets in 4 conferences and has 5 published journal and conference papers.  Florine continued this work when she joined the Aerodynamic Design and Analysis team within Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Integrated Systems sector in El Segundo, CA.  Since joining Northrop Grumman in Los Angeles, California, as an Aerodynamics Engineer, she has developed and led the active flow control technology development efforts and supported multiple government contracts as the active flow control technology specialist. This work has included an ongoing effort with Prof. Amitay for active separation control in compact inlet ducts.  Florine has also supported wind tunnel testing, CFD aero analysis, and aero database development on other NGC contracts.

In the summer of 2013 she married Robert Valerie in Yosemite National Park.  She and her husband to enjoy hiking, camping, travel, latin dance, photography and their two golden retrievers.