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Lin Ma

Professor
Program Director
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Office location and address
MECH 312
130 Chemistry Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2006
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2001
B.S. in Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2000
Enabling Fundamental Flame Data in Three-Dimensional Using Novel Diagnostics
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
March 01, 2019 – February 28, 2023
In situ 4D visualization
Source: U.S. DOD - Army - Aro
August 01, 2018 – December 30, 2021
High speed laser and camera for in situ 4D visualization
Source: U.S. DOD - Army - Aro
May 01, 2020 – October 31, 2021
UNS: Simultaneous 4D Flamelet and Velocity Diagnostics for Resolving Flamelet/Flow Interactions
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
October 01, 2017 – June 30, 2019
MAE 3140: Elements of Heat and Mass Transfer
Credits: 3
Analysis of steady state and transient heat conduction in solids with elementary analytical and numerical solution techniques; fundamentals of radiation heat transfer, including exchange among black and diffuse gray surfaces; free and forced convective heat transfer with applications of boundary layer theory and an introduction to mass transfer by diffusion using the heat-mass transfer analogy. Prerequisite: MAE 3210.
MAE 3220: Aerodynamics
Credits: 4
Boundary layers: similarity, Blasius and momentum integral methods. Ideal Flows: Kelvin's circulation theorem; complex potential; superposition; Kutta-Joukowski; thin airfoils; finite wings; lifting lines. Gas dynamics: sound waves; normal and oblique shocks; Prandtl-Meyer expansion; quasi 1D flows; converging-diverging nozzles; choked flows; diffusers; Rayleigh line and Fanno line flows. Prerequiste: MAE 3210.
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 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.

NSF Career Award 2009

Ralph Teeter SAE Award 2015

Dean's Award for Excellence in Research 2016

Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow 2014, 2015, 2016