Ph. D. Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology 2018. PhD Thesis Title: ``Coherent structures, their interactions, and their effects on passive scalar transport and aero-optic distortion in a turbulent boundary layer.'' Advisor: Beverley McKeon
M. S. Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology 2013
B. S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2012
Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2019 - present
Postdoctoral Researcher, Fluid Mechanics Transport Phenomena at Princeton University 2017 - 2018. Advisor: Marcus Hultmark.
A. Parthasarathy, R. Nigam, A. Gupta, T. Elisabeth Kopperstad, T. Saxton-Fox. ``Supporting graduate women in engineering: approach and findings of a year-long program at UIUC.'' American Society of Engineering Education Conference 2023.
A. Parthasarathy, T. Saxton-Fox. ``Spectral analysis of a turbulent boundary layer encountering steady and unsteady complex pressure gradients.'' AIAA SciTech 2023.
T. E. Kopperstad, A. Borra, A. Beusse, C. Kim, E. Torres De Jesus, T. Saxton-Fox, P. Ansell. ``Design of Propellers with Passive Mitigation of Coherent Tip Vortex Roll-Up.'' AIAA SciTech 2023
M. Diaz, D. Yu, P. Ansell, T. Saxton-Fox. ``Acoustics of a Rotary Wing with Passive Reduced Tip Vortex in a Static Configuration.'' AIAA SciTech 2023
A. Parthasarathy, T. Saxton-Fox. ``Statistics of spatially- and temporally-accelerating turbulent boundary layers,'' International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena 2022.
A. Parthasarathy, E. Torres-De Jesus, T. Saxton-Fox. ``Time-resolved PIV data for a turbulent boundary layer at 600 Retau 2300,'' AIAA Aviation 2022.
A. Bhattacharyya, M. Bashqawi, S. Y. Kim, W. Zheng, T. Saxton-Fox, K. James. "Computational design and experimental testing of a flexible bi-stable airfoil for passive flow control," AIAA Aviation 2021.
A. Borra and T. Saxton-Fox. "Conditional POD and Space-Time POD for a Turbulent Boundary Layer with Passive Scalar Transport and Aero-Optic Distortion," AIAA Aviation 2021.
A. Parthasarathy, S. Suri, T. Saxton-Fox ``Modal analysis in curvilinear coordinates,'' International Congress of Theoretical and Applied MechanicsÂ 2020/2021.
T. Saxton-Fox and B. McKeon. "Modeling momentum and scalar transport in a wall-bounded turbulent
flow," International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena Proceedings. 2017.
T. Saxton-Fox and B. McKeon. "Scale interactions and 3D critical layers in wall-bounded turbulent
flows," International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Proceedings. 2016.
K. Rosenberg, T. Saxton-Fox, A. Lozano-Duran, A. Towne, and B. McKeon. "Toward low order models of wall turbulence using resolvent analysis," Proceedings of the 2016 Center for Turbulence Research Summer Program. 2016.
T. Saxton-Fox, B. McKeon, S. Gordeyev, and A. Smith. "Aero-optical distortion as a marker of turbulent structure," International Symposium
on Particle Image Velocimetry Conference Proceedings. 2015.
Recent Courses Taught
AE 100 BD1 (AE 100 BD2, AE 100 BL1, AE 100 C) - Intro to Aerospace Engineering