This is a student-led paper guided by Professor Komerath. Dr. Komerath is a professor of aerospace engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, and director of the Micro Renewable Energy Systems Laboratory. He has over 300 publications, over 120 of them peer-reviewed, plus 3 US Patents, and has guided 15 PhDs , 50+ MS and over 160 undergraduate research special problem projects. He is a former Chair of the Aerospace Division.
An undergraduate at the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace in Georgia Tech, Akshay Pendharkar has been working with the Experimental Aerodynamics and Concepts Group (EACG) for over two years. As an international student from India he is scheduled to graduate in May 2013.