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Miki Amitay

Assistant Professor


D.Sc. 1994 Technion, Israel: Aerospace Engineering
M.Sc. 1990 Technion, Israel: Aerospace Engineering
B.Sc. 1987 Technion, Israel: Aeronautical Engineering


Professor Michael Amitay received his D.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology in 1994. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Arizona from 1994-1996. From 1996 until 2003 Dr. Amitay was at Georgia Institute of Technology where he held several positions the latest was Senior Research Engineer. He joined the faculty of the Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering Department in the summer semester of 2003.

Research Interests

Professor Amitay's research interests are focused on active and passive flow control techniques and their applications in aerodynamics (airfoils, bluff bodies and mini and micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). Another research topic includes the application of flow control to particle-laden flows and sprays with applications in medical engineering (specifically in micro-dentistry).


2000 Moody best paper award
- ASME International - Fluid Engineering Division

2001 Fluid Dynamics TC best paper award
- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

2001 ATAS Outstanding Technical Publications Award
- Aerospace, Transportation and Advanced System Laboratory, Georgia Tech Research Institute

2002 Applied Aerodynamic TC best paper award
- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)


Miki Amitay

5038 Jonsson Engineering Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York 12180

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