Curriculum Vitae: Pamela Logan


April 4, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois.


1987, Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

1982, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.

1981, B.S. with Honor in Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology.


"Studies of Supersonic Turbulence and Hot-Wire Response Using Laser-Induced Fluorescence." An experimental study of the statistics of fluctuations of flow variables in a supersonic turbulent boundary layer using a new nonintrusive fluorescence technique combined with hot-wire anemometry.


1994-Present, Project Scientist for Silk Road project, China Exploration & Research Society. In charge of image analysis of synthetic aperture radar images of the southern Taklamakan Desert for use in locating undiscovered archeological sites.

1994-Present, Project Manager, Monastery Conservation Program, China Exploration & Research Society. Administration, accounting, and expedition logistics for a project that brings foreign conservation specialists to western Sichuan Province, China.

1992-Present, Director of Research, China Exploration & Research Society.

1990-92, Researched and wrote a book about exploration of China and Tibet under a grant from the Durfee Foundation under the American/Chinese Adventure Capital Program.

1987-90, Assistant Research Engineer, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, and the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Hazardous Substance Control, University of California, Los Angeles. Studied the acoustic and fluid dynamical properties of flow in a dump combustor being developed as an incinerator for toxic waste, and developed particle image velocimetry and planar laser-induced fluorescence systems as part of this research.

1987-90, Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles; taught courses on a part-time basis.

1983-86, NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program. Worked in the Photodiagnostics group of the Experimental Fluids Branch, Ames Research Center making measurements of supersonic turbulence using laser-induced fluorescence and hot-wire anemometry.

1983-85, Teaching Assistant, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University.

1981-82, Teaching Assistant in Jet Propulsion, California Institute of Technology.

1980-81, Technical Assistant, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA. Built a laser Doppler velocimetry system for use in turbulent flow.


Basic Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
Elementary Fluid Mechanics
Fluid Mechanics/Aerodynamics Laboratory


Modern Optics
Aeronautics Laboratory
Life in Space
Introduction to Compressible Flow
Engineering Dynamics
Introduction to Jet Propulsion


1987 NASA Certificate of Recognition for "Tech Brief."
1986 NASA Certificate of Recognition for "Tech Brief."
1983 NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program Grant.



Cadou, Logan, Karagozian, Marchant, and Smith, "Laser diagnostic techniques in a resonant incinerator," Environmental Sensing and Combustion Diagnostics, SPIE Vol. 1434, 67-77, 1991.

Logan, Lee, Lee, Karagozian, and Smith, "Acoustics of a Low Speed Dump Combustor," Combustion and Flame, 84, 93-109, 1991.

Smith, Marchant, Willis, Lee, Logan, and Karagozian, "Incineration of Surrogate Wastes in a Low Speed Dump Combustor, " Combustion Science and Technology, 74, 199-210, 1990.

Logan, "Improved Method of Analyzing Hot-Wire Measurements in Supersonic Turbulence," AIAA Journal, 27, 115-117, 1989.

Logan, McKenzie, and Bershader, "Hot-Wire Accuracy in Supersonic Turbulence from Comparisons with Laser-Induced Fluorescence," AIAA Journal, 26, 316-322, 1988.

Gross, McKenzie, and Logan, "Simultaneous Measurements of Temperature, Density, and Pressure in Supersonic Turbulence Using Laser-Induced Fluorescence," Experiments in Fluids, 5, 372-380, 1987.

Unrefereed papers and works-in-progress

Logan, "Modal Analysis of Hot-Wire Measurements in Supersonic Turbulence," AIAA 26th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Jan. 1988, Reno, Nevada; Paper No. 88-0423.

Logan, "Measurements of Fluctuations of Thermodynamic Variables and Mass Flux in Supersonic Turbulence," Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics, Vol. 112, 1987, pp. 116-140.

REFERENCES: Available on request.