MICHAEL AMITAY

Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Educational Preparation

B.Sc., Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, 1987
M.Sc., Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, 1990
D.Sc., Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, 1994

Professional Experience

2008-present, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
2003-2008, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
2002-2003, Senior Research Engineer, ATAS, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Smyrna, GA
1998-2002, Research Engineer, ATAS, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Smyrna, GA
1999-2003, Instructor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
1996-1998, Postdoc, School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
1995-1996, Instructor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
1994-1996, Postdoc, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
1987-1994, Graduate Student Research Assistant, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
1987-1994, Teaching Assistant, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

Teaching / Advising at RPI
MANE 4910 (Fluid Dynamics Lab), MANE 4230 (Air Vehicle Design), MANE 4090 (Flight Mechanics), MANE 6961 (Aerodynamic Flow Control), ENGR-1100 (Intro to Engineering Analysis)

Ph.D.: 2 students graduated, 5 in progress
Masters: 8 students graduated, 3 in progress
Undergraduate: Supervised more than 20 Undergraduate Research Projects

Course and Curriculum Development

  1. New graduate course entitled "Aerodynamic Flow Control", MANE 6961 (3 credit hours), developed and taught in Spring 2005and Spring 2006
  2. New undergraduate course entitled "Foundations of Engineering", MANE 1963 (2 credit hours), part of a team that has been developing the course (taught for the first time in Fall 2004 and Spring 2005 as "Engineering Discovery", and subsequently taught in its new version in Fall 2005 and Spring 2006).

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Associate Professor
Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
5038 Jonsson Engineering Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York 12180
Office: (518) 276-3340
Lab: (518) 276-4405
Fax: (518) 276-3055
E-Mail: amitam@rpi.edu