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Eric Loth

Professor
Department Chair
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Office location and address
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Building, Room 324
130 Chemistry Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S. ​Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University
M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Pennsylvania State University​
Ph.D. ​Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
Biography

Prof. Eric Loth is the Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and serves as the Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Professor of Engineering.  He has received honors and awards from NASA and the National Science Foundation while also being named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and of Cambridge University.  Dr. Loth has given invited talks at Cambridge, Penn, Princeton, Oxford, Harvard, and MIT.  In 2017, his project team was invited to US Congress to discuss their new the $3.7M project on extreme-scale morphing wind turbines.  This ambitious project has received coverage ny NBC, Scientific American, Popular Science, Yahoo and MIT Technology Review. He is also the Principal of the INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE.

Ultraflexible Smart FLoating Offshore Wind Turbine (USFLOWT)
Source: Trustees of the Colorado School of Mines
April 06, 2020 – April 05, 2022
EN-MAE 50 MW Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotors for Wind Energy
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
April 01, 2016 – March 31, 2022
Installation and Performance of an Axisymmetric-Sector Inertial Particle Separator
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 01, 2021 – December 31, 2021
Bio-Inspired Renewable Energy (BIRE) for Highly-efficient Low-cost Riverine Hydrokinetics
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
May 01, 2021 – November 01, 2021
Planning Grant: Engineering Research Center for Wind Integrated with Storage for Energy Resilience (WISER)
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
September 01, 2019 – August 31, 2021
Impact Ice Adhesion on Various Materials
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 01, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Development and Testing of an Axisymmetric Inertial Particle Separator
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 01, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Water Spray Simulations for Near-Isothermal Compression
Source: Energy Harbors Corporation
July 01, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Ice Adhesion Measurement for Various Materials and Conditions - Edem Tetteh
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
August 01, 2019 – July 31, 2020
Inertial Particle Separator: 2D Performance and Axisymmetric Rig Design
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 01, 2019 – December 31, 2019
Ice Tensile & Shear Properties for Various Materials & Conditions
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 01, 2019 – December 31, 2019
EN-MAE-Three-Dimensional Unsteady Swept Icing Aerodynamics
Source: U.S. Nasa - Ames
September 01, 2016 – August 31, 2019
2018 Research Plan for Inertial Particle Separator: Technologies for Improved Efficiency and Axisymmetry
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 01, 2018 – December 31, 2018
Development of an Impact Ice Shear and Tensile Adhesion Facility
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 01, 2018 – December 31, 2018
Coating with Heating for Ice Protection for an Inlet Vane
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 01, 2017 – December 31, 2017
EN-MAE Geometry and Reflection Physics of an Inertial Particle Separator
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 01, 2017 – December 31, 2017
EN-MAE Computations to Support of Experimental Icing Test of Full-Scale Swept Wings
Source: University Of Illinois
January 01, 2014 – December 31, 2016
EN-MAE Experimental and Numerical Investigations of an Inertial Particle Separator for Increased Performance
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 01, 2016 – December 31, 2016
EN-MAE Lift Fan Technology of an Icephobic Coating System
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 01, 2016 – December 31, 2016
EN-MAE Anti-Insect Fouling Nano-Composite Polymer Coatings
Source: The Boeing Company
January 03, 2014 – March 21, 2016
EN-MAE Investigating Particle Separator Performance for Finer Particles and Reduced Scavenge Flows
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 01, 2015 – December 31, 2015
EN-MAE Icephobic Coatings Technology Development
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 01, 2015 – December 31, 2015
EN-MAE Ultralight Pre-Aligned Rotor for Off-Shore Wind
Source: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
December 16, 2013 – December 15, 2015
Nano-Texture Coatings and Spray Simulations fo rOpen Accumulators
Source: Regents of the University of Minnesota
August 15, 2010 – July 31, 2015
Ultralight Technologies for Off-Shore Wind Cost-of-Energy Savings
Source: Dominion Resources
March 01, 2013 – June 30, 2015
EN-MAE Dynamic Testing of Anti-Icing Coatings
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 15, 2014 – December 31, 2014
EN-MAE Inlet Particle Separator Physics to Improve Efficiency
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 01, 2014 – December 31, 2014
EN-MAE Inlet Particle Separator Flow Physics
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 01, 2013 – August 31, 2014
Low-boom supersonic inlet dynamics
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2013 – May 31, 2014
EN-MAE Anti-Icing Nano-Composite Polymer Coatings
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 15, 2013 – February 28, 2014
Inlet Particle Deparator Flow Physics
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 01, 2012 – March 31, 2013
MAE 4504: Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering
Credits: 3
Applies basic engineering science, design methods, and systems analysis to developing areas and current problems in aerospace engineering. Topics vary based on student and faculty interest. Prerequisite: Third or Fourth-year standing.
MAE 4511: Mechanical Engineering Special Project
Credits: 2
Individual survey, analysis, or apparatus project in the mechanical engineering field, concluded with the submission of a formal report. Subject originates with students wishing to develop a technical idea of personal interest. One hour conference per week. Prerequisite: Professional standing and prior approval by a faculty member who is project supervisor. Prerequisite: fourth year standing.
MAE 4513: Aerospace Engineering Special Projects
Credits: 2
Applied research in areas pertinent to aerospace engineering; conducted in close consultation with a departmental faculty advisor. Includes the design and construction of experiments, analysis, or the investigation of physical phenomena. The research may be related to ongoing faculty research and may be the topic of the senior thesis, but its scope must be significantly beyond that required for the thesis. Prerequisite Fourth yr. standing.
MAE 4514: Aerospace Engineering Special Projects
Credits: 2
Applied research in areas pertinent to aerospace engineering; conducted in close consultation with a departmental faculty advisor. Includes the design and construction of experiments, analysis, or the investigation of physical phenomena. The research may be related to ongoing faculty research and may be the topic of the senior thesis, but its scope must be significantly beyond that required for the thesis. Prerequisite Fourth yr. standing
MAE 6592: Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Science: Intermediate Level
Credits: 1–3
Study of a specialized, advanced, or exploratory topic relating to mechanical or aerospace engineering science, at the first-graduate-course level. May be offered on a seminar or a team-taught basis. Subjects selected according to faculty interest. New graduate courses are usually introduced in this form. Specific topics and prerequisites are listed in the Course Offering Directory.
MAE 6993: Independent Study in Mechanical or Aerospace Science: Intermediate Level
Credits: 3
Independent study of first-year graduate level material under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Students must petition the department Graduate Studies Committee before enrolling.
MAE 7510: Research Seminar, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Master's Students
Credits: 0–1
Required one-hour weekly seminar for master's students in mechanical and aerospace and nuclear engineering. Students enrolled in MAE 8999 or 6594/7540 make formal presentations of their work.
MAE 8591: Research Seminar, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Doctoral Students
Credits: 0–1
Required one-hour weekly seminar for doctoral students in mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering. Students enrolled in MAE 9999 may make formal presentations of their work.
MAE 8897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For master's students.
MAE 8999: Master's Thesis Research, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Credits: 1–12
Formal documentation of faculty supervision of thesis research. Each full-time, resident Master of Science student in mechanical and aerospace engineering is required to register for this course for the number of credits equal to the difference between his or her regular course load (not counting the one-credit MAE 7510 seminar) and 12.
MAE 9897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.
MAE 9999: Dissertation Research, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Credits: 1–12
Formal documentation of faculty supervision of dissertation research. Each full-time resident doctoral student in mechanical and aerospace engineering is required to register for this course for the number of credits equal to the difference between his or her regular course load (not counting the one-credit MAE 8591 seminar) and 12.