Bodony and Langbort promoted to professor
Bodony earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2005 and both his B.S. and M.S. from Purdue University in 1997 and 1999, respectively. He joined the faculty at the University of Illinois in 2006 and was promoted to associate professor in 2013. Bodony received the NSF CAREER award, is a Blue Waters Professor, a Donald Biggar Willett Faculty Scholar, an associate fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and currently serves as the associate head and director of graduate studies in the Dept. of AE. Accompanying his promotion to full professor, Bodony was awarded the Campus Distinguished Promotion Award.
In teaching, Bodony has been recognized by the AIAA student group as Teacher of the Year three times. He is also consistently ranked as excellent by his students on the campus wide list of teachers and received the William L. Everitt Teaching Award in 2018.
In his research, Bodony has established himself as an international leader in developing novel numerical techniques and using large-scale computers to investigate and control compressible turbulent flows, with applications focusing on aerospace systems. In 2014, he helped lead a faculty team to win a Department of Energy Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program $20 million Center on exascale computing. In 2016, he was part of a five-PI team to receive a $7.5 million Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative on multiphase flow control. His current research focuses on hypersonic fluid-thermal-structure interaction, on jet noise control and reduction, and on data-driven methods for model reduction and flow control.
Langbort earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2005. He received an engineering degree in aerospace engineering from ENSAE/Supaero in 1999. He also received a master’s degree in control theory form ENSAE/Supaero in 1999 and a master’s in turbulence and dynamical systems from INLN/Universite de Nice in 2000. Langbort joined the faculty at U of I in 2006. He was promoted to associate professor in 2012. He is also a co-director for the Center for People and Infrastructures in the Coordinated Science Laboratory.
Langbort has written or co-written 40 journal articles and five book chapters.
In 2010, Langbort was part of a team in the Coordinated Science Lab that received a $7.5 million Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative award to form a better understanding of how teams of humans and machines make decisions and develop more reliable and secure multilayer networks where team interactions take place.
This year, Langbort received another MURI award. He is the principal investigator on a team of researchers from six disciplines across the U of and Stanford University. The goal of this project is to develop models to demonstrate how information—and misinformation-- is transmitted.