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Lowe Research Group

Group and Alums 8/2019

Our lab, the Vortical Flow and Diagnostics Lab, directed by Prof. Todd Lowe, specializes in aerodynamics and the development of experimental techniques for applications in propulsion and energy systems. Much of our work is conducted in the propulsion labs at Virginia Tech.

More about Prof. Lowe:


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Professional Leadership


  • 2018 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research
  • 2018 SAE International Ralph R. Teetor Educator Award
  • Associate Fellow, AIAA
  • Virginia Space Grant Consortium Young Investigator Award

Professional Organizations

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • SAE International (SAE)

Research group photo taken in Sept 2016

VTFD research group in Sept 2016