Dr. Gary Settles

Dr. Gary Settles

Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering

301D Reber Building
University Park, PA 16802

(814) 863-1504


Research Interests:
Gas Dynamics, Flow Visualization, Nozzle Design, Materials Processing, Industrial Applications.
Ph.D. Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences, Princeton University, 1976
B.S. Mechanical and Aerospace, Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1971
Positions Held:
The Pennsylvania State University, 1983-Present
Research Engineer and Lecturer, Princeton University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Princeton, NJ, 1977-1983
Research Scientist, Princeton Combustion Laboratories, Division of Flow Research, Inc., Princeton, NJ, 1975-1977
Assistant in Research and Teaching, Princeton University, Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences Department, Gas Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, 1971-1975
Student Engineer, The Boeing Company, Commercial Airplane Division, Seattle, WA, Summer 1968 and 1969
Physical Science Aide, U.S. Naval Ordinance Laboratory, Aeroballistics Division, White Oak, Silver Spring, MD, Summer 1967
Distinguished Professor, 2006-Present
Freeman Scholar Award, ASME, 2004
Outstanding Research Award, Penn State Engineering Society, 1986
Premiere Researcher Award, Penn State Engineering Society, 1992
Department Head Faculty Award, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, 1990
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Sigma Xi, American Physical Society (APS)
Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (ISAST)
ASM International, the Thermal Spray Society, American Power Metallurgy Institute
Steel Structures Painting Council
Member of the Supersonic Tunnel Association