Barry Butler

Emeritus Faculty, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Joined the College of Engineering: 
1984
Education: 
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984.
M.S., Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981.
B.S., Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1979.
Present Research Interests: 
Ignition phenomena in energetic materials
real-gas thermochemical processes
reaction in supercritical water medium
detonation of gas and condensed-phase media
Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships: 
Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Member, The Combustion Institute
American Society for Engineering Education
Society of Automotive Engineers
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Wind Energy Association
Special Fields of Knowledge: 
Thermophysics of condensed-phase energetic materials
multiphase reactive flow
shock physics
thermodynamics of reactive processes