Dr. Chris Limbach is an assistant professor of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Engineering Physics and Astronomy from the University of Arizona and received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University in 2015. After joining Texas A&M, Dr. Limbach founded the Laser Diagnostics and Plasma Devices Laboratory (LDPDL) which focuses on developing photonic and plasma-based solutions to contemporary problems in aerospace engineering. His research focuses on creating revolutionary capabilities in ground test and measurement for hypersonic and reentry flows as well as plasma- and laser-based approaches to high-speed flow control, combustion and propulsion. Previous and ongoing research has been funded through grants by the Air Force, Navy, NASA, NIOSH, and in collaborations with private industry. Dr. Limbach is also the 2017 recipient of the Nakayama Medal (in recognition of outstanding young investigators in fluid visualization), and is currently a member of the AIAA and the AIAA PlasmaDynamics and Lasers Technical committee. Recently, Dr. Limbach also became a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program Fellow.