Elaine Oran, CHR Member
Elaine Oran is the Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland. She is also an affiliate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Fire Protection Engineering, and UMD's Institute for Physical Science and Technology. Oran has a rich variety of research including 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 also an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Department of Aerospace Engineering. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and is both an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Fellow and an AIAA Honorary Fellow. She is also a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the American Physical Society (APS).