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Mirko Gamba | Faculty

Mirko Gamba

Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering

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Phone: (734) 764-6675
Fax: (734) 763-0578



Short Bio

Mirko Gamba is an Assistant Professor in the Aerospace Department. His interests include laser diagnostics for fluids and reacting flows, low- and high-speed mixing and combustion. His research has focused on experimental investigation of supersonic combustion phenomena in scramjet-type environments, hypersonic impulse facilities, development and application of PLIF-based techniques for mixing and thermometry in supersonic flows, and turbulent nonpremixed combustion.


University of Texas at Austin
PhD in Aerospace Engineering
MSE in Mechanical Engineering

Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
Laurea in Mechanical Engineering


  • The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics

Specializations and Research Interests

  • Scalar imaging and velocity measurements in turbulent reacting flows;
  • Subsonic and supersonic mixing and combustion; and,
  • Laser diagnostics for fluid flows (reacting and nonreacting).

Teaching Interests

  • AEROSP 520 – Compressible Flow

Honors and Awards

  • AIAA Propellants and Combustion Best Paper: Ignition and Near-Wall Burning in Transverse Hydrogen Jets in Supersonic Crossflow, M. Gamba, M.G. Mungal, and R.K. Hanson. Paper No. AIAA-2011-0319
  • AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology Best Paper: Requirements, Capabilities and Accuracy of Time-Resolved PIV in Turbulent Reacting Flows, M. Gamba and N.T. Clemens. Paper No. AIAA-2011-0362
  • ENI Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 2000-2002