Dr. David Forliti is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of St. Thomas. Dr. Forliti’s research program focuses on propulsion-related fluid mechanics including flow instability, turbulent shear flows, and multiphase flows. One area of particular emphasis is on the flow-acoustic wave interactions which drive combustion instabilities in propulsion and energy applications.
Dr. Forliti received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota, his M.S. in mechanical engineering from Florida State University, and his B.S.M.E. from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Forliti has been at St. Thomas since 2015. Before that, he worked at the Air Force Research Lab at Edwards Air Force Base working on liquid rocket engine research and development.
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