IIan Grossman
Ilan Grossman, Ph.D.
Associate
Thermal Sciences
Los Angeles

Dr. Grossman specializes in mechanical, aeronautical, and astronautical engineering. He has experience in fluid mechanics, shock physics and heat transfer. He has specific experience in mechanical design and fabrication, flight testing of both autonomous and manned aircraft, spacecraft systems engineering, and Fault Detection Isolation and Recovery systems.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Grossman was a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology where he developed laser-based diagnostic systems for use in hypersonic flows with applications for scramjet engines. He has also held roles as a systems engineer on the Amazonas-3 geostationary communication satellite with Space Systems Loral, as a flight test engineer with the United States Air Force, and as a repair and overhaul technician for aviation auxiliary power units with Honeywell-Aerospace.

Dr. Grossman leverages his hands-on laboratory experience with his professional experience on large aerospace projects to solve challenging problems across a variety of industrial applications.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Aeronautics Research, Imperial College London, UK, 2017
  • M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2009
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering Technology, Arizona State University, 2007, summa cum laude
  • President’s Scholarship, Imperial College London, 2013-2016

    Best Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London, 2015

    SMART Scholarship, Department of Defense, 2008-2009

    Honor Graduate, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Arizona State University, 2007

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

FAA Private Pilot Certificate, Single-Engine Land, Instrument Airplane

National Test Pilot School: Introduction to Fixed Wing Performance and Flying Qualities, 2010

Publications

Grossman I, Bruce P. Confinement effects on regular-irregular transition in shock-wave-boundary-layer interactions. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 2018; 853, 171-204. doi:10.1017/jfm.2018.537

Presentations

Grossman I, Bruce P. Effect of test article geometry on shock wave-boundary layer interactions in rectangular intakes. 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech Forum, (AIAA 2017-0758), Grapevine, Texas, 2017.

Grossman I, Bruce P. Effect of confinement on shock wave-boundary layer interactions in rectangular intakes. 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech Forum, (AIAA 2016-0348), San Diego, CA, 2016.

Academic Appointments

Postdoctoral Scholar, GALCIT, California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA 2017-2018

Project Experience

Designed and fabricated a large structure to support and facilitate the load testing of small consumer vehicles.

Investigated the industry recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices to protect against floods for facilities storing hazardous chemicals.

Additional Information

Peer Reviewer

Journal of Fluid Mechanics

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Aeronautics Research, Imperial College London, UK, 2017
  • M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2009
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering Technology, Arizona State University, 2007, summa cum laude
  • President’s Scholarship, Imperial College London, 2013-2016

    Best Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London, 2015

    SMART Scholarship, Department of Defense, 2008-2009

    Honor Graduate, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Arizona State University, 2007

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

FAA Private Pilot Certificate, Single-Engine Land, Instrument Airplane

National Test Pilot School: Introduction to Fixed Wing Performance and Flying Qualities, 2010