H. T. Sears memorial Professor
University of Colorado Boulder
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Focus Area

  • Fluids, Structures and Materials

Education

  • PhD, Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Southampton, England, 1988
  • BSc (with Honors), Mathematics, University of Southampton, England, 1985

Professional Experience

  • 2019 - Present, Professor, Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
  • 2019 - Present, Director, Center for National Security Initiatives, CU Boulder Research and Innovation Office
  • 2017 - 2019, Faculty Director of Government Relations, University of Michigan, Washington, DC
  • 2010 - 2019, James E. Knott Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 2002 - 2010, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1999 - 2002, Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1995 - 1999, Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • 1993 - 1995, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • 1989 - 1992, Research Scientist, Eloret Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California

Awards (Selected)

  • AIAA Thermophysics Award, 2018
  • Fellow, Royal Aeronautical Society, 2017
  • Chief of Staff of the Air Force Award for Exceptional Public Service, United States Air Force, 2017
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 2014
  • Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, 2011
  • Paper selected by Physics of Plasmas as one of its most significant publications in 50 years, 2009
  • AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award, 1998

Research Interests

  • Hypersonic aerothermodynamics, electric propulsion, rocket plumes and computation of nonequilibrium gas and plasma dynamics.