Weir Hall 120
Socorro, NM, 87801
The New Mexico Tech Shock and Gas Dynamics Laboratory is an experimental research laboratory led by Dr. Michael Hargather. This laboratory will conduct research on a variety of thermal-fluid dynamics topics while educating graduate and undergraduate students. The lab philosophy is to perform high-quality, cutting-edge research while educating students in the research process, including the design of experiments, data collection and analysis, research sponsor interaction and technical writing.
The research focus of the lab is experimental thermal-fluid dynamics with specialties in optical flow diagnostics. Optical techniques including schlieren and shadowgraphy are prominent tools of this experimental lab and are applied to studying high-speed gas dynamics, energetic materials, and thermal convection problems.