Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics
AFIT Faculty: Mark F. Reeder
Name: Mark F. Reeder
Title: Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Commercial Phone: (937) 255-3636 (4530)
DSN Phone: 785-3636 (4530)


B.S. Mechanical Engineering. West Virginia University, August 1985 – May 1989
Areas of concentration: propulsion, materials
M.S. Mechanical Engineering. The Ohio State University, September 1989 – June 1991
Funded by an Ohio Aerospace Institute Fellowship
Master’s thesis: A study of the effects of compressibility in mixing layers using two-point pressure correlations. (Advisor: Dr. Mo Samimy)
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering. The Ohio State University, June 1991 – December 1994
Funded by Research Assistantship and subsequently by a NASA Graduate Student Research Program Fellowship
Ph.D. dissertation: An experimental study of mixing enhancement in jets with vortex generating tabs. (Advisor: Dr. Mo Samimy)

Fluid dynamics

Wind tunnel testing

Fluid mixing and combustion

Micro air vehicles



1. Heffernen, J.2, Hartsfield, C.3, Reeder, M., Polanka, M.3, “Horizontally Issuing Diffusion Flames Characterized by OH-PLIF and Visualizations,” accepted to the journal, International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics, (accepted in August 2013, to appear in the March 2014 issue). (GSC=N/A, JIF = 0.636)


2. Callaway, D.1, Reeder, M., Greendyke, R. 3, and Gosse, R. 6, “Measurement and Analysis of Ablation of Solid Carbon Dioxide exposed to a Mach 3 Flow,” AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, (accepted in June 2013) (GSC=N/A, JIF = 0.489).


3. DeLuca, A.1, Reeder, M., and Cobb, R.3, “An Experimental Investigation into the Effect of Flap Angles for a Piezo-Driven Wing,” International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 55-92, March 2013 (GSC=0, JIF = 0.562).


4. Reynolds, T.1 and Reeder, M., “Effect of Aspect Ratio on Flow through Serpentine Nozzles,” AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 836-851, May 2012 (GSC=0, JIF = 0. 632).


5. Thomas, L.2, Branam, R.3, and Reeder, M., “Flow Measurements Using Particle Image Velocimetry in the Ultra Compact Combustor,” International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 2012, Article ID 756463, 13 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/756463 (GSC=1, JIF = To be determined).


6. Curtis, D.1, Reeder, M., Svanberg, C.1, Cobb, R3 and Parker, G.6. “Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicle Bench Test Setup” International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 51-77, March 2012 (GSC=6, JIF = 0.562).


7. Lynch, A.6, Batchelor, R.1, Miller, J.6, Kiel, B.6, Gord, J.6, and Reeder, M. “Spray Characteristics of a Pressure-Swirl Fuel Injector Subjected to a Crossflow and a Coflow,” Atomization and Sprays, Vol. 21, no. 8, pp. 625-643, December 2011 (GSC=0, JIF = 0.467).


8. Reeder, M., Huffman, R.3, Branam, R.3, LeBay, K.2 and Meents, S.1, “Mixing of a gas-phase buoyant horizontal laminar jet measured with filtered Rayleigh scattering,” Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 50, pp. 1455-1472, June 2011 (GSC=0, JIF = 1.572).


9. Reynolds, T.1 and Reeder, M., “The Effect of Discrete Blowing Jets on Submerged Inlet Flow Uniformity,” International Journal of Flow Control, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 49-66, March 2011 (GSC=0, JIF = To be determined).


10. Reeder, M., Crafton, J.6, Estevadeordal, J.6, DeLapp, C.J.1, McNiel, C.1, Peltier, D.1, & Reynolds, T.1, “Clean seeding for flow visualization and velocimetry measurements,” Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 48, No. 5, pp. 889-900, May 2010 (GSC=8, JIF = 1.572).


11. Williams, M.1, Reeder, M., Maple, R.3, and Solfelt, D.2, “Modeling, Simulation, and Flight Tests for a T-38 Talon with Wing Fences,” AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 47, No. 2, pp. 423-433, March 2010 (GSC=1, JIF = 0.632).


12. Black, J.3, Pitcher, N.2, Reeder, M., and Maple, R.3, “Videogrammetry Dynamics Measurements of a Lightweight Flexible Wing in a Wind Tunnel,” AIAA Journal of  Aircraft, Vol. 47, No.1,  pp. 172-180, January 2010 (GSC=6, JIF = 0.632).


13. Ol, M.6, Reeder, M., Fredberg, D.1, McGowan, G.6, Gopalarathnam, A.6, Edwards, J.6, “Computation vs. Experiment for High-Frequency Low-Reynolds Number Airfoil Plunge,” International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 99-119, June 2009 (GSC=1, JIF = 0.562).


14. Gamble, B.1 and Reeder, M., “Experimental Analysis of Propeller Interactions with a Flexible Wing

Micro Air Vehicle,” AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 65-73, January 2009. (GSC=6, JIF = 0.632)†


15. Reeder, M.F., Allen, W.1, Phillips, J.M. 6, & Dimmick, R. 6, “Wind Tunnel Measurements of the E- 8C        Modeled With and Without Winglets,” AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 345-348, January 2008  (GSC=0, JIF = 0.632). †


16. Rivera Parga, J.1, Reeder, M.F., Leveron, T.1, Blackburn, K.6, “An Experimental Study of a Micro Air          Vehicle with a Rotatable Tail,” AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 44, No. 6, pp. 1761-1768, November 2007 (GSC=4, JIF = 0.632). †


17. Gebbie, D.1, Reeder, M.F, Tyler, C.6, Fonov, V.6, and Crafton, J.6, “Lift and Drag Characteristics of a Blended Wing Body Aircraft,” AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 44, No. 5, pp. 1409-1421, September 2007. (GSC=2, JIF= 0.632) †


18. DeLuca, A.1, Reeder, M.F, Freeman, J.6 and Ol, M.6, “Flexible- and Rigid-Wing Micro Air Vehicle: Lift and Drag Comparison,” AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 572-575, March 2006. † (GSC=11, JIF = 0.632)


19. Bjorge, S.1, Reeder, M., Subramanian, C.4, Crafton, J.6 & Fonov, S.6, “Flow Around an Object Projected from a Cavity into a Supersonic Freestream,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 43, No. 7, pp. 1465-1476, July 2005. † (GSC=22, JIF = 1.080)


20. Heniche, M., Tanguy, P., Reeder, M. & Fasano, J., “Numerical Investigation of Blade Shape in Static Mixing,” AIChE Journal, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 44-58, January 2005. Ψ (GSC=28 citations, JIF = 2.493)


21. Subramanian, C. 4, King, P. 5, Reeder, M., Ou, S.6 & Rivir, R.6 “Effects of Strong Irregular Roughness on     The Turbulent Boundary Layer,” Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, Vol. 72, pp. 349-368, 2004. * (GSC=12, JIF = 1.274)


22. Pinelli, D., Bakker, A., Myers, K.J., Reeder, M.F., & Fasano, J., Magelli, F, “Some features of a novel gas dispersion impeller in a dual-impeller configuration,” Chemical Engineering Research & Design, Vol. 81, pp. 448-454, April 2003. Ψ (GSC=11, JIF = 1.927)


23. Myers, K., Reeder, M.F. & Ryan, D., “Power draw of a high-shear homogenizer,” The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol. 79, February 2001, pp. 94-99. Ψ (GSC=11, JIF = 1.003)


24. Myers, K., Thomas, A., Bakker, A., Reeder, M., “Performance of a Gas Dispersion Impeller with Vertically Asymmetric Blades,” Chemical Engineering Research and Design (note), Volume 77, November 1999, pp. 728-730. Ψ (GSC=14, JIF = 1.927)


25. Seasholtz, R., Buggele, A., & Reeder, M.F., “Flow measurements based on Rayleigh scattering and Fabry-Perot interferometer,” Optics and Lasers in Engineering, Vol. 27 (6), August 1997, pp. 543-570. Ψ (GSC=21, JIF = 1.916)


26. Reeder, M.F., Samimy, M., & Elliott, G.S., 1996, “An investigation of the effect of tabs on supersonic jets using advanced diagnostics,” AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 742-751. Δ (GSC=5, JIF = 0.717)


27. Belovich, V.M., Samimy M. & Reeder, M.F. 1996, “Dual stream axisymmetric mixing in the presence of axial vorticity,” AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 178-185. Δ (GSC=17, JIF = 0.717)


28. Reeder, M.F. & M. Samimy, 1996, “The evolution of a jet with vortex-generating tabs: Visualization and analysis of mean and instantaneous properties,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 311, pp. 73-118. Δ (GSC=92 citations, JIF = 2.183)


29. Reeder, M.F. & Zaman, K., 1996, “Impact of Tab Location Relative to the Nozzle Exit on Jet Distortion,” AIAA Journal (note), Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 197-199. Δ (GSC=11 citations, JIF = 1.080)


30. Zaman, K.B., Reeder, M.F.  & Samimy, M., 1994, “Control of an axisymmetric jet using vortex generators,” Physics of Fluids, Vol. 6 (2), pp. 778-793. Δ (GSC=225 citations, JIF = 1.942)


31. Samimy, M., Zaman, K.B. & Reeder, M.F. 1993, “Effect of tabs on the flow and noise field of an axisymmetric jet,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 31 (4), pp. 609-619. Δ (GSC=189 citations, JIF = 1.080)


32. Samimy, M., Reeder, M.F., & Elliott, G.S., 1992, “Compressibility effects on large structures in free shear flows,” Physics of Fluids A, Vol. 4 (6), pp. 1251-1258. Δ (GSC=71 citations, JIF = 1.942) 

33. Flora, T. 1, Reeder, M., Lofthouse, A.3, Kraft, N.2, “Dynamic Store Release of Ice Models from a Cavity into Mach 2.9 Flow,” accepted by the AIAA Journal of Aircraft  in January 2014.


AERO 533, AERO 536, AERO 517, AERO 579

Addidional prior courses taught include: Hypersonics and Aircraft Survivability


Department Home
Faculty & Staff Directory
New Student Information