Mirko Gamba

Associate Professor


3045 François-Xavier Bagnoud Aerospace Building
1320 Beal Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2140

Additional Title(s)

Associate Director, University of Michigan Space Institute

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University of Texas at Austin
PhD in Aerospace Engineering
MSE in Mechanical Engineering

Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
Laurea in Mechanical Engineering


AE520 – Compressible Flow

Research Interests

Scalar imaging and velocity measurements in turbulent reacting flows; Subsonic and supersonic mixing and combustion; and, Laser diagnostics for fluid flows (reacting and nonreacting).

Professional Service


Mirko Gamba is an Associate Professor in the Aerospace Department. His interests include laser diagnostics for fluids and reacting flows, low- and high-speed mixing and combustion. His research has focused on experimental investigation of supersonic combustion phenomena in scramjet-type environments, hypersonic impulse facilities, development and application of PLIF-based techniques for mixing and thermometry in supersonic flows, and turbulent nonpremixed combustion.


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