Dr. Lionel O Pittman Jr, is an Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering Studies in the in the College of Arts & Sciences at Chicago State University (CSU). After joining CSU in Fall 2014 and Dr. Pittman became active in both curriculum/program development and classroom instruction in the department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering Studies. In addition, Dr. Pittman volunteers for the CSU PREP/STEM Saturday Academy, where students in 6th-12th grades explore various topics in STEM fields. In addition to his work at CSU, Dr. Pittman is a researcher at Fermi National Laboratory (Fermilab) and has been award multiple fellowships at Fermilab. Dr. Pittman research interests included cooling flows in gas turbine engines, aero-thermo simulations, high energy laser target systems and wind energy systems.
Prior to joining CSU, Dr. Pittman was a Research Assistant for Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory. He has presented papers and posters at regional, national and international conferences, and has received several awards, and honors. Dr. Pittman was a student in the Atlanta University Dual Degree Engineering Program and received a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Morehouse College, a B.S.E in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, M.S.A.E and a Ph.D in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He is also member of the National Society of Black Engineers and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.