Tyler Van Buren, obtained his Ph.D. in May 2013 under the direction of Professor Michael Amitay, Director of the Center for Flow Physics and Control (CeFPaC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Tyler's research focused on delveloping sythetic jet actuators to achieve performance levels needed to take the actuator to full scale flight applications and achieving an understanding of the physics of the synthetic jet actuator flow field. While working with Professor Amitay, Tyler published eight articles in journals such as the Internataional Journal of Flow Control, the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, and the Journal of Flow Control and obtained one patent titled, "Piezoelectric Driven Oscillating Surface." Tyler also presented at several conferences including APS Annual Meetings and AIAA conferences highlighting his work.
Link to recent Princeton University article: "Tyler Van Buren: Merging Disciplines for a Greater Impact."