Noted engineer, YSU grad lectures this week

Peyman Givi is a graduate of Youngstown State University's mechanical engineering program. He is featured in the YSU Alumni Lecture Series.

Peyman Givi

Peyman Givi, a graduate of Youngstown State University and now the James T. MacLeod Professor of Mechanical Engineering and a professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, is featured in the next YSU Alumni Lecture 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.

The lecture, titled “X-Planes and Hypersonic Transport,” is in Room 2400 of Moser Hall on the YSU campus.

The cost is $5 for members of the YSU Alumni Society, and $7 for non-members. For more information and reservations, e-mail habelgin@ysu.edu, call 330-941-1591 or visit YSU Alumni and Events.

Givi is a 1980 graduate of YSU and earned a master’s and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. His engineering career in fluid mechanics, applied mathematics, propulsion and combustion has included more than 26 years of research for NASA’s space shuttle program, as well as research for the Air Force and work as a research scientist for Flow Industries Inc. in Seattle. In 2005, Givi received the NASA Public Service Medal, the agency’s highest civilian award. He was named Engineer of the Year in Pittsburgh in 2007, and he was selected a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2010.