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Dr. Joseph M. Verdon
Joseph M. Verdon received his B.S. in Naval Architecture from Webb Institute in 1963, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the University of Notre Dame in 1965 and 1967, respectively. He has since taught at the University of Connecticut, from 1968 to 1972, and has spent two summers, 1971 and 1972, as a Faculty Fellow at the NASA Langley Research Center. From 1972 through 1999, Verdon conducted research on turbomachinery aerodynamics at the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), where he had responsibility for Corporate and Contract research programs on unsteady aerodynamics, inviscid/viscid interaction theory, computational fluid dynamics, and blade-row aeroacoustics and aeroelastics. In 1988 he received a UTRC Special Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of science and technology. He retired from UTRC in November 1999, and is currently working as an independent consultant.

Dr. Verdon has extensive research experience on turbomachinery unsteady aerodynamics. He has contributed a number of first-time solutions to describe such phenomena. He has also contributed numerous journal articles and technical reports and several survey articles in this field. He is recognized internationally as a pioneer in the development of analytical procedures for predicting and avoiding fan supersonic flutter, and on the development of modern linearized unsteady aerodynamic analyses for predicting the aeroelastic and aeroacoustic responses of realistic turbomachinery blade rows. Verdon has lectured extensively in the United States and overseas and has served on Ph.D. thesis committees at a number of American universities. He is a Fellow of the ASME and a member of the ASME Gas Turbine Division, Structures and Dynamics Committee. He is also an Associate Fellow of the AIAA, has served as an Associate Editor of the AIAA Journal, and in 1993 published a detailed review on unsteady aerodynamic methods for turbomachines in the AIAA Journal.


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