Professor & Department Head- Aerospace Engineering
Affiliated Department or Office
Aerospace Engineering
PhD Aeronautics and Astronautics Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 1991
MS Aeronautics and Astronautics Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 1987
MS Atmospheric Sciences University of Michigan 1986
BS Physics Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece 1983
Expert Bio

Professor Gatsonis’ research entails the development of continuum, atomistic and hybrid models, and computational methods for fluids, gases and plasmas in regimes that range from nanoscale to macroscale and low- speed to hypersonic. He applies these methods to areas of spacecraft micropropulsion, plasma devices and diagnostics, spacecraft-environment interactions, rarefied gasdynamics, complex flows under microgravity, and materials processing.

Research areas/Expertise

Media Coverage

Researchers Help Underwater Drones Detect Ocean Contaminants, Like Oil Spills or Gas Leaks

Drone Life

Drone Life, an industry trade publication, wrote about the $350,000 NSF grant from the U.S. Navy that aerospace engineering professors Michael Demetriou and Nikolaos Gatsonis’ secured to develop a computational model that processes data from underwater drones to estimate the source and concentration of contaminants in oceans.

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