Dr. Paul Slaboch is an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Master of Mechanical Engineering program at Saint Martin's University located in Lacey, WA. He currently teaches a wide range of both graduate and undergraduate courses with an emphasis in the fluids/thermal area. His primary research interests are in experimental fluid mechanics, specifically flow control, aeroacoustics and aircraft wake turbulence. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Washington.
Prior to joining St. Martin's in the fall of 2012, Dr. Slaboch worked for the US Department of Transportation's Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. While at the Volpe Center, his major areas of research included jet blast and aircraft wake turbulence mitigation strategies. He worked with a number of public and private entities during his time at Volpe including the Federal Aviation Administration, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
He earned his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. all in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. His doctoral dissertation examined side window buffeting in automobiles to reduce interior cabin noise. Other research areas of interest include fluid mechanics, acoustics, and fluid-structure interactions.
Dr. Slaboch is always looking for new projects and collaborations, as well as new graduate and undergraduate students to help with current projects. If you are interested in a collaboration or are a student who would like to work with Dr. Slaboch, please feel free to contact him using the links provided on the right. Thank you!