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.
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.