Steven Claucherty


My name is Steven Claucherty, and I am currently a graduate student in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. I work as a graduate researcher for Dr. Hirotaka Sakaue in his lab, which investigates pressure and temperature sensitive paints (PSPs and TSPs) and their application to aerodynamic measurements. I received my B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 2015.

My research is in the area of high temperature TSPs and PSPs and eventually their application to hypersonic wind tunnel tests. I was recognized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) as a highlighted Young Professional in April of 2016. I was named a NASA Graduate Aeronautic Scholar in September of 2016 and as part of this fellowship I will be doing research at NASA Ames Research Center with Nettie Roozeboom studying unsteady PSPs for commercial wind tunnel testing.

I was born and raised in Royal Oak, MI, a suburb of Detroit, and currently live in South Bend, IN.

My paper "An optical-chemical sensor using rhodamine B on anodized-aluminum for surface temperature measurement from 150 to 500 K" is available here.