Kevin Housley

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Received:  Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering, Rensselaear Polytechnic Institute, May 2020
Received:  B.S. in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (Dual Major), May 2014

Joined CeFPaC: 
May 2014
CeFPaC Experience: 

CeFPaC has a strong culture of collaborative professionalism.  As students, we frequently turn to each other for assistance in designing and troubleshooting our test facilities.  We document procedures and best practices in a digital library for future use by new members.  We also take turns regularly reviewing such techniques as Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), Hot Wire Anemometry, and signal processing in our weekly lab meetings to help ensure consistency in our experiments.  In addition to the professional side of the lab, we have cultivated a lively sense of community which makes the whole experience of graduate school much more enjoyable.

Selected Publications: 


  • Housley, K., Clingman, D., and Amitay, M., "Development of piezoelectric-based membranes for synthetic jet actuators: experiments and modeling." Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2016. Vol. 9801. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2016.


  • Housley, K., Amitay, M., "Exploration of Piezoelectric Bimorph Deflection in Synthetic Jet Actuators", 70th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Denver, CO, November 2017
  • Housley, K., Amitay, M., "More Insight of Piezoelectric-based Synthetic Jet Actuators", 69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Portland, OR, November 2016.
  • Housley, K., Chang, L., Rathay, N., and Amtiay, M., "Synthetic Jet Actuator Performance Enhancement." 1000 Islands Fluid Dynamics Meeting, Gananoque, Ontario, Canada, May 2014.