Dr. Alex Povitsky

Dr. Alex Povitsky

Title: Professor
Dept/Program: Mechanical Engineering
Office: ASEC 108C
Phone: 330-972-2685
Email: povitsky@uakron.edu
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Dr. Povitsky joined UA in 2003. Previously he worked at NASA Langley Research Center (present name-National Institute of Aerospace (NIA)) as a senior research scientist. He was awarded a summer faculty fellowship with the Air Force Research Laboratory 12 times between 2005 and 2019. Dr. Povitsky has published 50+ journal papers and he was elected an Associate Fellow of AIAA in 2016.


Computational aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, computational heat transfer, aeroacoustics, aerospace engineering, micro-fluidics dynamics


  • Postdoc in Aerospace Engineering, The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel 1994
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering; Specialization in Computational Fluid Mechanics, Thermal and Fluid Science, Moscow, Russia 1988
  • B.Sc./M.Sc. in Metallurgical Engineering, Moscow Institute for Steel Alloys (MISIS), Moscow, Russia, 1984


Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Methods, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Mechanical Engineering Lab, Micro- and Nano- Fluid Dynamics