John Sullivan is a Professor in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He received a BS in 1967 from the University of Rochester and a M.S. (1969) and Ph.D. (1973) in Aeronautical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After graduation, he co-founded a small high technology company in California. In 1975 he joined the faculty of Purdue University. His administrative experiences include, Director of th eCenter for Advanced Manufacturing, Co-Director of the Product Lifecycle Management Center of Excellence, Head of the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics (1993-1998), Associate Head (1991-1993) and Director of the Aerospace Sciences Laboratory(1983-1995). He directs graduate student research in the general area of experimental aerodynamics/fluidmechanics.