Home Page for Prof. Philip J. Morris

Boeing/A. D. Welliver Professor of Aerospace Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University


233C Hammond Building, University Park, PA 16802

phone : (814) 863-0157 , fax: (814) 865-7092

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Research Opportunities

Opportunities are occasionally available for outstanding students interested in pursuing a Masters or Doctoral degree in Aerospace Engineering at Penn State under my supervision. The areas of research that could be undertaken under Professor Morris' supervision are listed below. Informal enquiries may be sent by e-mail to the address listed above. Formal applications for graduate study should be made to the Department of Aerospace Engineering. The number of research opportunities depends on the availability of funding. Teaching assistantships may be available from the Department of Aerospace Engineering .


The main courses I have taught are :

  • AERSP 306, Aeronautics
  • AERSP 311, Aerodynamics I
  • AERSP 312, Aerodynamics II
  • AERSP 313, Aerospace Analysis
  • AERSP 412, Introduction to Turbulence
  • AERSP 423, Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • AERSP 508, Foundations of Fluid Dynamics
  • AERSP 511, Aerodynamic Noise
  • AERSP 512, Viscous Flow
  • AERSP 514, Stability of Laminar Flows and Boundary Layers
  • AERSP/ME 525, Turbulence and Applications to CFD: RANS


My main research areas are:

  • Aerodynamic Noise
  • Turbulence Modeling
  • Computational Aeroacoustics
  • Hydrodynamic Stability
  • Thermoacoustics

Selected papers since 2004:

*     The Calculation of Sound Propagation in Nonuniform Flows: Suppression of Instability Waves (by A. Agarwal, P. J. Morris, and R. Mani, AIAA Journal, 42(1), pp. 80-88, 2004)

*     Acoustic Streaming: From Rayleigh to Today (by S. Boluriaan and P. J. Morris, International Journal of Aeroacoustics, 2(3&4), pp. 255-292, 2004)

*     A Review of Parallel Computing in Computational Aeroacoustics (by L. N. Long, P. J. Morris and A. Agarwal, International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics, 18(6), pp. 493-502, 2004)

*     Numerical Simulation of Minor Losses Due to a Sudden Contraction and Expansion in High Amplitude Acoustic Resonators (by P. J. Morris, S. Boluriaan and C. M. Sheih, Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 90, pp. 393-409, 2004)

*     Numerical Computation of the Linear Convective and Absolute Instability of Free-Shear Flows (BY a. Agarwal and P. J. Morris, Computers and Fluids, 35, pp. 1282-1289, 2006)

*     Broadband Noise from the Unsteady Flow in a Slat Cove (by A. Agarwal and P. J. Morris, AIAA Journal, 44(2), pp. 301-310, 2006)

*     Some Finite Element Applications in Frequency Domain Aeroacoustics (by P. P. Rao and P. J. Morris, AIAA Journal, 44(7), pp. 1643-1652, 2006)

*     Immersed Boundary Method for Compressible High Reynolds Number Viscous Flow Around Moving Bodies (by Y. Cho, J. Chopra, and P. J. Morris, AIAA-2007-0125, 2007)

*     Aerodynamic Noise (by P. J. Morris and G. M. Lilley, in Handbook of Noise and Vibration Control, ed. M. Crocker, McGraw-Hill, 2007)

*     Analytic formulation and numerical implementation of an acoustic pressure gradient prediction (by. S. Lee, K. S. Brentner, F. Farassat and P. J. Morris, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 319 (3-5) pp. 1200-1221, 2009)

*     Algorithm for the nonlinear propagation of broadband jet noise (by S. Saxena, P. J. Morris and K. Viswanathan, AIAA Journal, 47(1) pp. 186-194, 2009)

*     The Instability of High Speed Jets (by P. J. Morris, International Journal of Aeroacoustics, 9 (1&2), 2010, pp. 1-50, 2009)

*     Assessment of Computational Fluid Dynamics for Supersonic Shock Containing Jets (by S. A. E. Miller, J. Veltin, P. J. Morris and D. K. McLaughlin AIAA Journal, 47(11), pp. 2738-2746, 2009)

*     Velocity measurements in jets with application to noise source modeling (by P. J. Morris and K. B. M. Q. Zaman, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 329(4), pp. 394-414, 2010)

*     Geoffrey Lilley: A Very Brief Biography (by P. J. Morris, International Journal of Aeroacoustics, 9 (4&5), pp. 373-385, 2010)

*     A Framework for a Landing Gear Model and Acoustic Prediction (by L. V. Lopes, K. S. Brentner and P. J. Morris, J. Aircraft, 47(3), pp. 763-774, 2010)

*      Beamformed Flow-Acoustic Correlations in a Supersonic Jet (by D. Papamoschou, P. J. Morris and D. K. McLaughlin, AIAA Journal, 48(10), pp. 2445-2453, 2010)

*     Improved Algorithm for Nonlinear Sound Propagation with Aircraft and Helicopter Noise Applications (by S. K. Lee, P. J. Morris and K. S. Brentner, AIAA Journal, 48(11), pp. 2586-2595, 2010)

*     Acoustic Scattering in the Time Domain Using an Equivalent Source Method, (by S. K. Lee, K. S. Brentner and P. J. Morris, AIAA Journal, 48(12), pp. 2772-2780, 2010)

*     Prediction of Broadband Shock-Associated Noise Using Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes Computational Fluid Dynamics (by P. J. Morris and S. A. E. Miller, AIAA Journal, 48(12), pp. 2931-2961, 2010)

*   Simulations and measurements of the flow and noise in hot supersonic jets (by Y. Du, C.-W. Kuo, P. J. Morris and D. K. McLaughlin, Noise Control Engineering Journal, 60(5), pp. 577-594, 2012)

*   Noise Reduction in Supersonic Jets by Nozzle Fluidic Inserts (by P. J. Morris, D. K. McLaughlin and C.-W. Kuo, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 332, pp. 3992-4003, 2013)




I belong to the following organizations:

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) - Fellow
  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
  • American Physical Society - Fellow

Recent and Current Graduate Advisees

  • Kevin Carvalho (M.Eng. graduated 2017)
  • Monica Christiansen (M.S. graduated 2014)
  • Darryl Douglas (Ph.D. candidate)
  • Yongle Du (Ph.D. 2011)
  • Abhishek Jain (M.S. graduated 2015)
  • Matthew Kapusta (M.S. graduated 2015)
  • Jake Lampenfield (M.S. graduated 2016)
  • Michael Lurie (Ph.D. graduated 2015)
  • Vernecia Sharae Mackay (Meredith) (Ph. D. graduated 2016)
  • Taylor Marotta (co-advisee) (M.S. - graduated 2011)
  • Claudio Notarangelo (M. S. candidate (Acoustics))
  • Brent Paul (M.S. graduated 1996, Ph. D. (Acoustics) - graduated 2016)
  • Chitrarth Prasad (Ph.D. candidate)
  • Vikram Rout (M.S. graduated 2015)
  • Swati Saxena (M.S. graduated 2008; Ph. D. graduated 2012)
  • Chris Shoemaker (M.S. candidate)
  • Nidhi Sikarwar (M.S. graduated 2009; Ph. D. graduated 2015)
  • Qiuling Suo (M.S. graduated 2015)
  • Evren Yenigelen (Ph.D. candidate)


Post-Doctoral Research Associates

  • Ashok Bangalore (1995 -1996)
  • Qunzhen Wang (1996 - 1997)
  • Anthony Pilon (1997 - 1998)
  • Thomas Scheidegger (1997 - 2000 )
  • Haedong Kim (2001 - 2002)
  • Jae Wook Kim (2000 - 2001)
  • Chingwei M. Shieh (2000 - 2001)
  • Said Boluriaan (2000 - 2005)
  • Yuan Zhao (2004 - 2006)
  • Yong Cho (2005 2006)
  • Kursat Kara (2009-2010)
  • Yongle Du (2011-2014)

If you need to get in touch with me, my email address is pjm@psu.edu

This page was last updated on May 17, 2017.