Cross-plane PIV Measurement of Mach 2.0 Shear Layer with Enhanced Mixing

Nathan E. Murray, Ph.D.

(662) 915-3190

Research Scientist, Aeroacoustics, National Center for Physical Acoustics

Research Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Mississippi

Ph.D., Engineering Science with Aeroacoustics Emphasis, U. of Miss., 2006

Dr. Murray has been with The Aero-Acoustics Group at the National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA) since 2001; first as a graduate student and research assistant to Dr. Lawrence Ukeiley, and then as a Research Scientist beginning in 2007 following one year as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Harding University.  Dr. Murray began working in the area of acoustics research as a summer intern at the NCPA in 1998.  Prior to beginning graduate school, Dr. Murray was an Engineer with the Acoustic Signatures Division at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, CT.


Dr. Murray’s expertise include the design and construction of wind tunnels for aeroacoustics research, experimental aeroacoustics measurements (PIV, CTA, Schlieren, LDA, LDV, Pressure Sensitive Paint, SRS, Near-Field and Far-Field Acoustic Arrays, Aero-Optics, etc.), and advanced data analysis (Spectral Analysis, Proper Orthogonal Decomposition, Transient Signal Analysis, Stochastic Estimation, PIV Image Processing, etc.).  Dr. Murray’s current research efforts include Hypersonic Store Separation, Wind Turbine Acoustics and Control, Atmospheric Boundary Layer Dynamics, Jet Noise Reduction, Blade/Vortex Interaction Acoustics, and Sound Propagation and Monitoring.

Society Memberships

  1. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - AIAA

  2. American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics

  3. Acoustical Society of America - ASA

  4. American Society of Mechanical Engineers - ASME

  5. Phi Kappa Phi


  1. Publications

  2. Journals of Interest

  3. (Supersonic Store Separation Video)