Sepri, Paavo

Associate Professor
Mechanical Aerospace Engineering

Educational Background

B.S., Aerospace Engineering Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn 1965
M.S., Astronautics Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn 1965
Can. Phil., Engineering Science University of California, San Diego 1969
Ph.D., Engineering Science University of California, San Diego 1971

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Florida Institute of Technology, 1987 – present

Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma, 1981 – 1986

Senior Staff Scientist, AVCO Systems Division, 1975 – 1981

Assistant Research Engineer, University of California, San Diego, 1973 – 1975

Senior Research Assistant, Queen Mary College, London, 1971 – 1973

Current Research

Computational modeling of micro-thruster performance.

Improving the performance of fuel cells.

Characterization of the flight performance of an Electric Plane.
Transition to turbulence and its connection to Chaos Theory.

Selected Publications

Sepri, P., Confined Natural Convection in the Low Prandtl Number Limit, BETECH XII Conference, April 9-11, 1997.

Sepri, P., Exponential Wake Structure of Heated Boundary Layers at Elevated Levels of Free-Stream Turbulence, Journal of Heat Transfer, June 1987, pp. 336-344.

Sepri, P., K. Chen, and J.A. OKeefe, Diminished Tektite Ablation in the Wake of a Swarm, Journal of Geophysical Research, June 1981, pp. 5103-5111.

Sepri, P., Two Point Turbulence Measurements Downstream of a Heated Grid, Physics of Fluids, December 1976, pp. 1876-1884.

Sepri, P., Analysis of the Pressure and Velocity Fields Across Steady Diffusion Flame Sheets, Combustion and Flame, April 1976, pp. 179-189.