Dr. Tinney is an Assistant Professor in the Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Department at The University of Texas at Austin.  He has concentrated interests in designing novel experiments capable of fostering a physics based understanding of the underlying mechanisms that govern unsteady systems. Dr. Tinney's background has covered a broad spectrum of research initiatives including airfoil separation and control, jet and rocket noise, rotorcraft noise, turbulent boundary layer flows, shock wave boundary layer interaction and transient fluid mechanics.  He joined the Cockrell School of Engineering in the Fall of 2008 after serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Florida and spending over two years at the Laboratoire d'Etudes Aerodynamique as a post-doctoral fellow with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.  He is a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a member of the American Physical Society and American Helicopter Society as well as an associate editor for the Journal of the American Helicopter Society.