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Graduate Studies

at the

G
raduate
A
erospace
L
aboratories

C
alifornia
I
nstitute of
T
echnology

(GALCIT)

G. “ Ravi” Ravichandran


Option Representative

aerospace@caltech.edu



September 29, 2008

Guggenheim

Aeronautical Labs


Founded in 1928
-

advanced degrees only


Ten
-
foot wind tunnel completed in 1929


von Kármán appointed first director in 1930

GALCIT Administration


Director



Ares J. Rosakis


Associate Director/Option Representative


G. “Ravi” Ravichandran (109 Firestone)


Aerospace office (225 Guggenheim)


Dimity Nelson (GALCIT Administrator)


Christine Ramirez (Option Coordinator)

aerospace@caltech.edu www.galcit.caltech.edu

Faculty


Fluid Mechanics


John Dabiri


Paul Dimotakis


Mory Gharib


Beverley McKeon


Dale Pullin


Joe Shepherd


Sandra Troian



Emeritus


Donald Coles


Hans Hornung


Tony Leonard


Hans Liepmann


Anatol Roshko


Solid Mechanics


Chiara Daraio


Michael Ortiz


Sergio Pellegrino


G. “Ravi” Ravichandran


Ares Rosakis



Emeritus


Wolfgang Knauss


Jet Propulsion Center (
Emeritus
)


Fred Culick


Frank Marble

Population over 100


Faculty


Administrative and Secretarial


Machine shop


Engineers


Postdoctoral scholars


Research staff


Graduate students


Visitors

Degree Programs


Master of Science (MS) in Aeronautics


1 year, non
-
thesis


Master of Science (MS) in Aerospace Engineering


1 year, non
-
thesis


Aeronautical Engineer (AE)


1 year after MS, thesis


Doctorate (PhD)


average of 4 years after MS


Thesis


Minor (optional)


MS in Aeronautics


Fluid Mechanics, Ae101


Solid Mechanics, Ae102


Mathematics (
ACM100
or

ACM101/102 or AM125)


Experimental Methods, Ae104


Elective


Ae 103, Ae105, CE/Ae/AM108, Ae115,Ae/ME120,
Ae125, Ae160, Ae121


Aerospace Engineering Seminar, Ae 150

MS in Aerospace Engineering


Fluid Mechanics Ae101


Solid Mechanics, Ae102


Mathematics (
ACM100
, ACM101/102, AM125)


Aerospace Engineering Ae105


Elective


Ae 103, CE/Ae/AM108, Ae115,Ae/ME120, Ae125,
Ae121, CDS110,………. (see list in “Information’’
booklet.)


Must have approved aerospace content


Students can petition faculty for approval of
proposed electives


Aerospace Engineering Seminar, Ae 150

Seminars


Aerospace (Ae150)

(compulsory for MS students)


Mondays 1 pm, 101 Guggenheim (Lees
-
Kubota)

TA: Philipp Boettcher


GALCIT Research Seminar (Ae208)



Fridays 3 pm, 101 Guggenheim (Lees
-
Kubota)

TA: Jeff Lehew


Seminar Calendar:
www.galcit.caltech.edu/seminars


Special Seminars/Classes


Ae150 Aerospace Seminars


Mondays, 1 PM, Lees
-
Kubota Lecture Hall (101
Guggenheim)


Graduate Studies at GALCIT


Director’s welcome


Tour of laboratories


Research Review


Outside Speakers




Ae208 GALCIT Colloquium

Fridays, 3 PM, Lees
-
Kubota Lecture Hall (101 Guggenheim)


Research seminar (Fluids, Solids, Space, Bio)



Ae104 & Ae105 project presentations (end of spring term)

MS Program Advising


Academic advisor (assigned)


transition to research advisor in 3
rd

term


Registration


separate for each term, advisor approval


first term: Registration card


later terms: Electronic registration


MS Candidacy


fill out form in first two weeks, submit to GACLIT Office


advisor & option rep approval


changes must be approved

Financial Support


Stipend is financial assistance
not

a salary


fellowship
-

institute or external


GRA Graduate Research Assistantship


GTA Graduate Teaching Assistantship



External Fellowships
-

go after them!


NSF


NDSEG


NASA


DOE


See Aero Office and Grad Office


stipend can reward initiative

Typical Stipend History

0.7
0.8
0.9
1
1.1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Years of Residence
Teaching Experience


No GTA or GRA in MS year (exceptions)


Student are encouraged to have GTA
experience, irrespective of financial situation


New GTAs must now attend instructional class
(CPET)


GTA duties:


No lecturing responsibilities


assisting students in learning & problem solving


homework solutions & grading


running seminars and laboratories


Institute Policy


Graduate study is a full
-
time activity


financial support is for 48 weeks


two weeks Institute holidays per year


two weeks vacation per year


arrange holidays with advisor


No part
-
time programs, at least 36
units/term


No outside employment

Student
-
Faculty Relations


Student representative


Philipp Boettcher


Faculty representative


Anatol Roshko


Meeting


3
rd

term


elect new representatives


Feedback session

Sports


GALCIT Soccer


Institute


Ice Hockey


Rugby


Alpine


Racquetball


Basketball


etc

Machine Shop


Supervisor
-

Joe Haggerty


Access depends on skill/training as evaluated
by Joe Haggerty.


expert
-

unlimited unsupervised use


intermediate
-

supervised use of selected
machines


novice
-

no access


Limited training available


Student training @ ME machine shop

Infrastructure Changes


Guggenheim building renovation


phase 2 of Guggenheim (floors 1
-
3)
complete, 9/2008


Cann laboratory for Experimental
Innovation (Ae104)


New classroom and offices


New research laboratories

New Research Facilities


Adaptive wall wind tunnel


replacement for Ten
-
foot wind tunnel


Ludwieg tube


replacement for supersonic tunnel


Charyk bioinspired design laboratory


Biopropulsion laboratory


Bio and nano mechanics laboratory


Nano
-
materials and acoustics laboratory


Merrill tunnel


Large Space structures laboratory

Life of a Graduate Student


MS degree (1YR)


transfer to AE program



AE program (1
-
2 years post MS)


transfer to PhD program



PhD program (3
-
4 years post
-
MS)


From MS to AE


Typical career


enter MS program in Fall


decide to go on in Winter/Spring of MS year


choose research/PhD advisor by Spring of
MS year


petition by Spring to go on to AE degree


Must have research advisor signature


Can’t enter AE degree program without advisor


MS degree awarded in June

Research Advisors


Required for Post
-
MS study


Student and faculty match
-
making


intellectual interest of students


research projects of faculty


funding opportunities


Fact
-
finding


attend seminars, research conferences


talk to older graduate students


visit with faculty (February
-
March)


Should have an advisor by May


Talk to the option representative if you have
problems finding an advisor


Can’t continue beyond MS if you don’t have an
advisor

From AE to PhD


Initial 3
-
member supervisory committee


includes research advisor


Carry out research (Ae200)


submit progress reports


participate in Research Conferences


Qualifying Exams in October of 2
nd

year


Pass: Petition to transfer to PhD program


Post
-
MS research; supervised by research advisor


Candidacy exam in 1
st

term of 3
rd

year

Qualifying Exams


Taken at the beginning of 2
nd

year of residence in
October


Three 1
-
hour oral exams


Fluid mechanics (based on Ae101)


Solid and structural mechanics (based on Ae102)


Mathematics (based on ACM100)


You are responsible for this material


Two faculty in each exam


All students get the same questions in each exam

PhD Requirements


45 units of Ae 200 level classes


Three terms of post ACM 100 level math or
equivalent


e.g., ACM 101, AM 125


Optional:


Minor in some other discipline


Subject minor


Discuss with Advisor

PhD Candidacy


Separate from admission to PhD program


Admission to Candidacy


complete course work


thesis research topic selected


pass candidacy exam


Typically taken in the 1
st

term of the 3
rd

year of
residence


Should be completed by beginning of 4
th

year of
graduate registration

PhD Candidacy Exam


Usually taken in 1
st

term of the 3
rd

year of residence


Four
-
member committee


Three Aeronautics members


one outside Department or EAS Division


No mandatory math examiner


petition form


advisor, option rep, division approval


student responsible for organization, scheduling,
and paperwork

Candidacy Exam


Thesis research


plans


progress


issues

Summary



MS degree; Oct
-

June, first year



Find research advisor; March
-
May, first year



Graduate with MS; June, first year



Petition to transfer to AE degree; June, first year



Qualifying exam; October, second year



Candidacy exam; 1
st

term of third year



PhD defense; sometime in fourth or fifth year


Good Luck