When Tim began his master's degree at the University of Arizona, I had an extremely difficult time understanding his thesis project. Check out his thesis title: Airfoil Separation and Wake Control Using Nanosecond Dialectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuator.
Plasma, actuators, dielectric barriers...what? Are you as confused as I am??? One night I asked Tim to break down every word of his thesis title so I could gain an elementary idea of what he was creating and studying. Basically, in layman's terms, I understand it this way: he's working to make the wing or blade of an aircraft more efficient.
Recently, a journalist for the university's Engineering Department wrote an article about his project. I had to read it a couple times to process the information, and in all honesty, I still can't fully grasp the details; I might as well be reading another language. In summary, here's what I've learned--my husband is smart, really smart.