What is your title?
What is your expertise?
Aerodynamics, Plasma flow control and combustion
How long have you been at GE?
Where did you receive your education?
High school: Iran; Undergrad: Indian Institute of tech, Madras; PhD: University of Melbourne, Australia; Post Doc: Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford Univ. & NASA Ames, US.
What are you working on now?
Advanced Active Flow & Combustion Control
Any awards, medals, patents, or special recognitions?
Lockheed Martin Excellence in Research award, GE’s Leadership & Inspiration Award; More than 50 Patents and publications.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Performed fundamental turbulence experiments at the world’s largest wind tunnel at NASA Ames and also conducted the world’s first flight testing of an active flow control system successfully at Edwards Air Force Base
What is your computer wallpaper?
Where did you grow up?
All around the world (Iran, India, Australia, Canada, USA)
Who is a technologist (past or present) that you most admire?
What is your favorite Web site?
What do you think is the most impressive (recent or historical) technology breakthrough?
Landing on the moon
What is your favorite book or publication?
Tao of Physics
What invention of the future will change the world/way we live?
Space travel is the way of the future, our children and grandchildren will live on other planets.
What is your hobby?
What type of music do you listen to while you are working?
Classical and new age.