Dr. Caroline Lubert

ADJUNCT FACULTY
School: School of Systems & Enterprises
Email: clubert@stevens.edu
Resume
Education

Ph.D., in Engineering (An Experimental and Theoretical Study of the Aeroacoustics of External-Coanda Waste-Gas Flares), 1988, University of Exeter, Devon, UK.

First Class Honours B.Sc. in Mathematics, 1984, University of Exeter, Devon, UK.

Research

My research area is Aeroacoustics – specifically in the development and validation of models of high-frequency wall jet noise, with a view to noise reduction and attenuation. In particular I am interested in

  • Fundamental characterization of the effect of various flow parameters on the associated acoustic emission
  • Development of improved models for predicting the Turbulent Mixing Noise (TMN) emitted by Coanda wall jets
  • Development of improved models for predicting the Shock-Associated Noise (SAN) emitted by turbulent Coanda wall jets, and relating this to the shock cell structure within the Coanda jet
  • Application of existing, and development of new Coanda models to rocket launch vibroacoustics. Specifically, modelling the Coanda wall jet behavior in the J-duct flame trench which diverts the rocket exhaust plume from the launch pad.

 

Honors & Awards

Teaching-related

  • Recipient, JMU Department of Mathematics and Statistics Distinguished Teacher Award 2011-2012.
  • Recipient, Navigator Award for ‘Exceptional Dedication and Service to the Institution and the Discipline’, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2004.
  • Recipient, Alan O. Plait Award for Tutorial Excellence, 2000, from Reliability and Maintainability    Symposium (RAMS), April 2000.

 

Research-related

  • Recipient, Madison Scholar 2009-2010, College of Science and Mathematics, James Madison University.
  • Recipient, JMU Department of Mathematics and Statistics Distinguished Scholar Award 2008-2009.
  • Recipient, Aspire Prize for Best Paper in Conference, Accelerated Assessment and Selection of Design Concepts in the Presence of Qualitative Uncertainty and Imprecision, D.Verma, C. Smith and W.J. Fabrycky,  9th International Symposium on System Operational Effectiveness, Exeter, UK., December 1999.
  • Recipient, International Young Logistician of the Year, International Society of Logistics, 1997.
  • Runner Up, Young British Chemical Engineering Researchers Award, Particle Dynamics in Suspensions Flowing Tangentially to Porous Surfaces, Institute of Chemical Engineers, London, U.K., 1991.
Appointments

Professor of Mathematics (09/05 - present): Department of Mathematics and Statistics, James Madison University,  Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA.

Associate Professor (Educational Leave; 08/03 – 06/04): Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA.

Associate Professor of Mathematics (01/99 – 09/05): Department of Mathematics and Statistics, James Madison 

Senior Lecturer (09/94 – 01/99): School of Mathematics and Statistics, Plymouth University, Devon, UK.

Lecturer (09/92 - 09/94):School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Plymouth, Devon, UK.

Research Fellow (08/89 – 08/92): School of Engineering, University of Exeter, Devon, UK. Project Title: Particle Dynamics in Suspensions Flowing Tangentially to Porous Surfaces

Grants, Contracts & Funds
  • Recipient, JMU CSM Summer Research Grant, -- $4000, 2015.
  • CSM Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) (with Richard Shafer), Jeffrey E. Tickle ’90 Family Endowment Foundation Grant - $7800, Summer 2011.
  • Summer Research funding, (with Christian Schwantes), Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ) Grant - $11,400, Summer 2010.
  • Study Abroad General Education Grant (SAGE) for development of GHUM250: Science and  Politics in the Age of Enlightenment - $3000, July 2009.
  • The Thomas F. and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust - $10,000: July 2005 – June 2006. 
  • The Thomas F. and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust - $9,975: July 2004 – June 2005.
  • The Thomas F. and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust Grant (J-672: The Aeroacoustics of Turbulent Coanda Jets) - $24,000: July 2002 – June 2003.
Patents & Inventions

U.S. Patent, #US 6,763,337 B1 (jointly with Dr. Dinesh Verma), Weighted Wedge Defuzzification for Conceptual Design Evaluation, December 2003.

Courses
  • SYS 640 System Supportability and Logistics
  • SYS 645 Design for System Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability
  • SYS 655 Robust Engineering Design