After earning a doctorate at the University of Ottawa to study the turbulent interactions between rotating flows and turbulence, Dr. Bailey went to Princeton University as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. While there, he was promoted to Associate Research Scholar and contributed to fundamental research on high Reynolds number turbulence in wall-bounded flows. After joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky in 2010 he continued his research in the experimental study of turbulent flows by developing approaches to use autonomous uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) to measure turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer. This effort earned him a National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2014, which helped launch his work into a range of areas utilizing UAS for field work in environmental and atmospheric research. He is looking forward to applying this expertise towards heritage science by contributing to the development of EduceLab’s MOBILE capabilities.

Sean Bailey

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering