Scott C. Morris

Research Director

Research Director
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110 Hessert Aerospace Research Center


Scott Morris serves as director of research at the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory and currently directs multiple research projects involving turbomachinery and acoustics. He has helped to design and construct the new turbomachinery laboratory at the University of Notre Dame with a focus on improving components of gas turbine engines for propulsion and power system applications. Lab facilities include a new transonic axial compressor and a high-speed research turbine. Both facilities are single stage rotating experiments that allow for advanced diagnostics and flow control under conditions that are similar to full-scale engines.

Dr. Morris is also involved in the research of aeroacoustics, a multi-disciplinary field involving fluid mechanics, acoustics, fluid structure interactions, and vibrations; experimental work is primarily conducted in the Anechoic Wind Tunnel. Topics of interest include airfoil-generated noise and vibration, fan noise, and the sound associated with active flow control devices. 

Dr. Morris completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University in 2002. He is the Director of the Institute for Flow Physics and Control (FlowPAC) within the College of Engineering and Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame.