Sutton, Jeffrey


Jeffrey A. Sutton is a Professor within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Ohio State University and the director of the Turbulence and Combustion Research Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2005 and was a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship within the Chemistry Division of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. from 2005 to 2008. Subsequently, Prof. Sutton joined the faculty at Ohio State University in 2008. Prof. Sutton’s current research interests include turbulent mixing and combustion, the development and application of advanced laser diagnostics, vaporization and gas-phase mixing in high-pressure turbulent sprays, auto-ignition dynamics, multi-phase and particle-laden flows, turbulent-soot interaction, and high-speed propulsion. Prof. Sutton is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, Associate Editor of the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, a member of the Editorial Board of Combustion and Flame, and author of more than 100 journal and conference publications. He is the recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program award, the Ohio State University College of Engineering Lumley Research award, the Distinguished Paper award at the 31st International Symposium on Combustion, and two Best Paper awards from AIAA.


  • Turbulent flows and combustion processes
  • Laser and optical diagnostics
    • High-speed measurements
    • Advanced high-resolution optical flow methods
    • PIV, Rayleigh/Raman scattering, Filtered Rayleigh scattering, PLIF
  • Multi-phase flows
    • Vaporization and sprays
    • particle-laden flows
    • soot transport
  • Supersonic flows and propulsion