John T Solomon, Ph.D.
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Tuskegee University College of Engineering
Foster Hall, Rm 237
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Phone: 334 727 8983 (Office)
850 339 8398 (Mobile)
Fax : 334 727 8090
- PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Florida State University-Fall-2010
- M. Tech in Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Calicut India, Spring-2002.
- B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India, Fall-1998
- Experimental fluid mechanics
- Flow control
- Actuator development
- Engineering education
- Renewable energy/Biofuels
- Microscale flow diagnostics
- Dr. Farrukh S. Alvi, Florida State University
- Dr. Brian Thurow, Auburn University
- Dr. Eric Hamilton, Pepperdine University
- Dr. Vinu Unnikrishnan, Univ. of Alabama
- Dr. Vimal Viswanathan, Tuskegee University
- Dr. Aglan, Tuskegee University
- Dr. Desmond Mortely, Tuskegee University
John T Solomon received PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Florida State University, USA. Prior joining Tuskegee University he was working as a Research Associate in Florida Center for Advanced Aero Propulsion and an Adjunct Faculty at Florida State University. Dr. Solomon is interested in Thermal-Fluid sciences and Engineering. His research interests include high speed flow control, actuator development, experimental fluid mechanics, renewable energy and microscale flow diagnostics. He invented and patented a novel actuator technology that is useful for high speed flow control applications. He has published several research articles in the area of actuator development and high speed flow control.
- 2010-2012: Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Florida State University
- : Research Associate, Florida Center for Advanced Aero Propulsion
- 2006-2010: Graduate Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Florida State University
- 2002-2005: Faculty in Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India.
- High Bandwidth & Control Authority Micro-Actuators for Active Flow & Noise Control – 8,286, 895 -October 2012 – US20100282858
- Tailored Instruction and Engineered Delivery Using Protocols (TIED UP)-Submitted to National Science Foundation I-USE program PI (250 k) 2015. Co-PIs- Vimal Viswanathan (Tuskegee University), Vinu Unnikrishnan (University of Alabama, Eric Hamilton (Pepperdine University) (Recommended for Award)
- Tailoring Jet Instabilities Using Ultra-sonic Microactuators- Research Initiation Award- Submitted to National Science Foundation I-USE program PI (200 k) 2015 (Recommended for Award)
Honors & Awards
- Uzun, A., Solomon, J.T., Foster, C.H., Oates, W.S., Hussaini, M.Y., Alvi, F.S., “Simulations of Pulsed Microactuators of High –Speed Flow Control”, Submitted to Journal of Physics of Fluids, 2012-Second Revision Submitted
- Solomon, J. T., Foster, C., Alvi F.S., “Design and characterization of High-Bandwidth, Resonance Enhanced, Pulsed Microactuators: A parametric Study”, submitted to AIAA J, 2012-Accepted (In Print)
- Solomon, J.T., Kumar R., Alvi F.S., “High Bandwidth Pulsed Microjets for High Speed Flow Control”, AIAA Journal 2010.
- Topolski, N., Arora, N., Ali, M.Y., Solomon, J.T., Alvi, F.S., “Study on Resonance Enhanced Microactuators in Supersonic Crossflow”, AIAA-2012-2813
- Garret, S., Solomon, J.T., Gustavson, G., Alvi, F.S., “Implementing Resonance Enhanced Microactuators for the control supersonic microjets’’, AIAA-0065, 2012.
- Uzun, A., Foster, C.H., Solomon, J.T., Oates, W.S., Hussaini, M.Y., Alvi, F.S., “Simulations of Pulsed Microactuators of High –Speed Flow Control”, AIAA-2938, 2011.
- Kreth, P., Solomon, J.T., Alvi, F.S., “Resonance-Enhanced High Frequency Micro-actuators with Active Structures”, AIAA-2939, 2011.
- Foster, C., Solomon, J.T., Alvi, F.S., “Visual Study of Resonance dominated Microjet flows using laser based micro- Schlieren”, AIAA-2011-766, 2011.
- Solomon, J.T., PhD dissertation, Florida State University, 2010.
- Ali, M.Y., Solomon, J.T., Gustavsson, J., Alvi, F.S., “Control of Supersonic Cavity Flows Using High Bandwidth Micro actuators”, AIAA-197194-564, 2010.
- Solomon, J.T., Alvi, F.S., Kumar, R., Gustavsson, J., “Principles of a High Bandwidth Micro-actuator Producing Supersonic Pulsed Microjets”, AIAA-197237-476, 2010.
- Solomon, J.T., Wiley, A., Kumar, R., Alvi, F.S., “Active and Adaptive Control of Supersonic flow using High Bandwidth Pulsed Micro-actuators”, FCAAP meeting Aug 13-14 2009.
- Solomon, J.T., Wiley, A., Kumar, R., Alvi, F.S., “Development and Implementation of High Frequency Pulsed Microactuators for Active Control of Supersonic Impinging Jet”, SAROD meeting, National Aerospace Lab, India, 2009.
- Solomon, J.T., Hong, S., Wiley, A., Kumar, R., Annaswamy, A.M., Alvi, F.S., “Control of Supersonic Resonant flows Using High bandwidth Micro- Actuators”, AIAA -3247, 2009.
- Solomon, J.T., Kumar, R., Alvi, F.S., “Development and characterization of High bandwidth micro actuator”, ASME FEDSM 55032, 2008.
- Solomon, J.T., Kumar. R, Alvi, F.S., “High band width pulsed micro actuators for active flow control’, AIAA-3042, 2008.
- Hogue, J., Solomon, J.T., Oates, W., Alvi, F.S., “Broadband Pulsed Flow Using Piezoelectric Microjets., Proc. SPIE 7643, 76431V (2010); doi:10.1117/12.847560
- Liu, F., Hogue, J., Oates, W., Solomon, J.T., Alvi, F.S., “Piezo electric controlled Pulsed microjet actuation” ASME SMASIS1448, California 2009.
- Solomon, J.T., Sobhan, C.B., “Experimental Investigations on Fluid flow and Heat Transfer through Rectangular Minichannels”, ASME Fluid Engineering Summer conference, Hoston , TX, 2005.
- Sobhan, C.B., Solomon, J.T., “Flow transitions and Convective Heat Transfer in Single Phase flow Through Mini channels,” 6th ASME-JSME Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, Hawaii, 2003.
- Solomon, J.T., Wiley, A., Kumar R, Alvi F. S., “Effect of High Frequency Excitation on resonant dominated impinging jet (Under preparation to AIAA journal 2012)
- Nomination for the graduate research and creativity award 2010 of FSU
- Outstanding graduate seminar award of Mechanical engineering Department, FSU spring-2008
- Ranked in the Top 5% of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering in India 2000.
- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Member
- Actuators for the Control of High-Speed Flows: An Overview and Updates, F. S. Alvi and J. T. Solomon. Special Session at the 6th AIAA Flow Control Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 27, 2012
- High bandwidth pulsed microactuators for active flow control, National Aerospace Laboratory, Bangalore, India, January 2010.
- LEM modeling of microactuators, National Aerospace Laboratory, Bangalore, India, January 2010.
- High bandwidth microactuators for supersonic flow control Graduate seminar’, spring 2008, FSU
- Control of supersonic resonant flows’, Grad Expo, FSU 2009.
- Micro/Mini Channels for Thermal Management of Electronic Equipment, Short term program on Thermal Engineering of Electronic Equipment, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India 2002.