OU Professor Takes Lead in Building High-speed Aerothermodynamics Lab
Ozawa’s research is in experimental hypersonics which accelerates designs and applications in hypersonic vehicles, defense and commercial markets, and space transportation. Hypersonic – moving at a speed greatly in excess of the speed of sound, usually meaning greater than Mach 5 – translates into traveling at 60 miles per minute. Understanding flow behavior and heating load at this speed help in the design of fast-moving aircraft that reduces flight duration.
Ozawa joined OU in 2021 bringing with him an impressive background. His experience includes stints at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Nagoya University and Honda.