Dr. Beni Cukurel is an Associate Professor at the Aerospace Engineering Faculty of Technion – IIT. He completed his B.S.M.E and M.S.M.E degrees at the School of Mechanical Engineering in Purdue University, and his Ph.D. at the Von Karaman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Rhode-St-Genese, Belgium. In 2012 he joined Technion and in 2017 he was nominated as the head of the L. Shirly Tark Turbomachinery & Jet Engine Research Laboratories, where he oversees a group of about 25 scholars and researchers.
His broad research interest is to enhance our understanding of complex aero-thermal physics in coupled flow solutions relevant to turbomachinery and high-speed propulsion. With a solid background in heat transfer, turbomachinery, and measurement technique development, he strives towards a deeper understanding and more precise characterization and modeling of the inherently unsteady and coupled solutions in various propulsion applications; such as aero-aero, aero-thermal, aero-acoustic, and aero-mechanical interactions.