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Tim Barber

  • BS ME; MS AE; PhD AE
  • Engineer
  • CSRA Inc
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Research interests

Legendre Equation\Function\PolynomialSpecial FunctionsAnalytical MethodsBragg-Hawthorne-Long-Squire EquationPDEsODEsApplied Fluid DynamicsApplied MathPerturbation and Asymptotic MethodsComputational Fluid DynamicsFluid Dynamics


I began working on April 2, 2014 as an engineer at Parametric Solutions, Inc. in Jupiter, FL. Since September of 2014, I have been working as an engineer in PSI's manufacturing shop. Current projects include the assembly of a 3 stage industrial 60 MW power turbine which is powered by an aero-derived gas turbine and rotordynamic balance engineering support. I devoted 8 years (2006-2014) as a graduate student at the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) in Tullahoma, TN, which is affiliated with the College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, under the supervision of Dr. Joseph Majdalani. In December 2014 I graduated with a PhD in Aerospace Engineering. My dissertation is entitled "Helical Models of the Bidirectional Vortex in a Conical Geometry." In May 2012, I completed the requirements for a MS with a thesis over hypersonic vehicle technology. Born and raised in Nashville, TN I received a BS in Mechanical Engineering in May 2006 from Tennessee Technological University (TTU) Cookeville, TN.

Co-authors (4)

  • Deepak Rajput
  • Mariano Iannuzzi
  • Nadim Zgheib
  • Michel Akiki
  • Tony Saad

Publications (5)

  • Beltramian and trkalian cyclonic vortices in cylindrical chambers with hollow cores

    • Barber T
    • Majdalani J
  • Complex-lamellar cyclonic vortex in a cylindrical chamber with a hollow core

    • Barber T
    • Cecil O
    • Majdalani J
  • New exact solution of the bidirectional vortex in a conically-shaped cyclonic chamber

    • Barber T
    • Majdalani J
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  • Bidirectional helical motion in tapered rocket chambers

    • Barber T
    • Majdalani J
  • Current state of high speed propulsion: Gaps, obstacles, and technological challenges in hypersonic applications

    • Barber T
    • Maicke B
    • Majdalani J

Professional experience


SRA International

November 2016 - Present

Engineer II

Parametric Solutions, Inc.

April 2014 - October 2016(3 years)

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Tennessee Space Institute

August 2006 - December 2013(7 years)


PhD Aerospace Engineer

University of Tennessee Space Institute

August 2006 - December 2014(8 years)

MS Aerospace Engineering

University of Tennessee Space Institute

August 2006 - May 2012(6 years)

BS Mechanical Engineering

Tennessee Technological University

August 2003 - May 2006(3 years)


Lipscomb University

August 2001 - May 2003(2 years)