High-Speed Aerodynamics and Propulsion Laboratory

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The High-Speed Aerodynamics and Propulsion Laboratory (HAPL) at the University of Maryland, led by Assistant Professor Stuart Laurence, specializes in investigations of a wide variety of high-speed flow problems, including hypersonic boundary-layer transition, aerodynamic interactions between free-flying bodies, shock-wave/boundary-layer interactions, fluid-structure interactions, scramjet unstart, and diagnostic development. HAPL aims to make significant contributions to our fundamental understanding of high-speed flow problems, whilst providing students with access to world-class experimental facilities for research and education.

Stuart J. Laurence

Associate Professor
301-405-2422 | stuartl@umd.edu