Olivier Coutier-Delgosha has been appointed associate professor in the Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering in the Virginia Tech College of Engineering. He is one of 27 new faculty members hired by the college for the 2017-18 academic year.

Coutier-Delgosha researches fluid mechanics, specifically in the area of cavitation, multiphase flows, and propulsion. His activities have been focused on investigating and modeling the physical mechanisms of unsteady hydrodynamic cavitation, with various naval and aerospace applications.

Coutier-Delgosha most recently served as director of Laboratoire de Mecanique de Lille in Lille, France. Prior to that appointment, he was awarded a Fulbright grant in 2014. Coutier-Delgosha served as a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins University in the mechanical engineering department. Coutier-Delgosha was appointed assistant professor in 2004, associate professor in 2008, and full professor in 2011; all at Arts et Metiers ParisTech.

He graduated from Ecole Nationale Superieure de l’Energie, and earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble.