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Jack McNamara

Professor
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
The Ohio State University
E440 Scott Laboratory
201 W. 19th Ave
Columbus OH, 43210
Phone: 614-292-6778
Email: mcnamara.190@osu.edu
D.O.B. 12-27-1976
Citizenship: USA

Biographical Sketch

Jack McNamara is a professor in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University and director of the MIRG.  His research interests are broadly in the areas of fluid-structural interactions and model reduction of high-dimensional dynamical systems; with an interconnected focus on improving basic understanding and computational methods.  A core application target is air vehicle operation in high-speed flow regimes, where there is a potential for complex interactions at both the component (e.g., fluid-thermal-structural-material) and vehicle (e.g., aero-servo-thermo-elastic-propulsive) levels.  Other application areas include fluid-structural centric, multi-disciplinary interactions of wind turbines, flapping wing air vehicles, automobiles, and turbomachinery.  He is also currently directing the AFRL-University Collaborative Center in Structural Sciences.

Experience

Professor – Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University – Columbus, OH. 2018 - present

Associate Professor – Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University – Columbus, OH. 2012 - 2018

Assistant Professor - Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University – Columbus, OH.  2010 - 2012

Assistant Professor - Department of Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University – Columbus, OH.  2006 – 2010

Visiting Professor – Structural Sciences Center, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory – Dayton, OH. Aug. 2013 – Aug. 2014

ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow – Structural Sciences Center, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory – Dayton, OH. 2009-2011, 2013

  • Research Sponsor: Dr. Ravi Chona
  • Fluid-Thermal-Structural Interactions in Hypersonic flow

Summer Research Faculty – Air Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, AFRL/RBCA Control Sciences Center of Excellence – Dayton, OH.  2007.

  • Research Sponsor: Dr. David Doman
  • Control-oriented aerothermoelastic modeling of hypersonic vehicles

Post-doctoral Researcher, The FXB Center for Rotary and Fixed Wing Air Vehicle Design, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI.  January 2006 – August 2006.

Graduate Student Research Assistant, The FXB Center for Rotary and Fixed Wing Air Vehicle Design, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI. September 1999 – December 2005

Education

  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2005
  • M.S.E., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2000
  • B.S.E., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 1999

Honors & Awards

  • AIAA Associate Fellow2015
  • Defense Science Study Group Selectee, 2014-2015
  • 2011 Royal Aeronautical Society Silver Award (Written Paper Prize)
  • FY2011 AFOSR Young Investigator Program Award
  • 2007/2008 Outstanding Teaching Award – Awarded by the AIAA and Sigma Gamma Tau Student Chapters at The Ohio State University.
  • 2004 ASME/Boeing Structures and Materials Award – On the “basis of originality and significance to the field of Aerospace Engineering” at the annual AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
  • NASA GSRP Fellowship 2001 – 2004
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, 1999
  • Sigma Gamma Tau Aerospace Engineering Honor Society, 1996

Invited Presentations

  1. "Harnessing Hypersonics: A multi-physics wonderland," University of Michigan, February, 2019.
  2. "The role of fine scale boundary layer dynamics in high-speed FSI: How important is it and how can we capture it?," Duke University, January, 2019
  3. "Numerical analysis of high-speed boundary layers interacting with a compliant surface," Joint Experimental-Computational Efforts in High-Speed FSI (invited session), AIAA SciTech Forum, January, 2019.
  4. "Thermo-structural analysis of panels in high-speed flows," University of Wisconsin, November, 2018
  5. "Co-Simulation in High-Speed FSI: Where are we and where should we go?" FSI Workshop, UNSW Canberra, May 2018
  6. "Model Order Reduction of Flows Using POD and Sparse Coding Approaches," Modal Analysis: Applications and New Approaches," (Fluid Dynamics Invited Session), AIAA Aviation Conference, June 2017
  7. "Challenges, Progress, and Emerging Directions in Multi-Physics Simulation of Hypersonics," University of Michigan, December 2016
  8. "Treatment of Multi-PHysics Interactions in Hypersonic Flows," Arizona State University, February 2016
  9. “Modeling and Analysis of Fluid-Structure Interactions in Ultra High-Speed Flows,” Sandia National Laboratories, June 2015
  10. “Fluid-Structural Interactions in Ultra High-Speed Flows,” Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Sept. 2013.
  11. “Fluid-Thermal-Structural Modeling and Analysis of Shock-Panel Interactions,” Mini-Symposium on Advances in Nonlinear Flows, 12th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, July 2013.
  12. “Towards a New Paradigm for Development of Hypersonic Systems,” Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT, April 2013
  13. “Structure-Environment Interactions in Ultra High-Speed Flows,” Department of Aerospace & Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech University, Sep. 2012.
  14. “Response Prediction of Compliant Structures in Extreme Aero-Thermo-Dynamic Environments,” 3rd Review of AFRL-Led Research in Structural Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL, September 2011.
  15. “Relevant Fidelity Modeling for Integrated Control and Vehicle Design of Hypersonics,” NASA Fundamental Aeronautics Program 2011 Technical Conference, Cleveland, OH March 2011.
  16. “The Case for Aero-Structural Research in Hypersonic Flow,” Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, Feb. 2011.
  17. “The Importance of Wake Effects on the Aeroelastic Modeling, Design, and Flow Control of Wind Turbines,” Wind and Water Power Technologies, Sandia National Laboratories, Dec. 2010.
  18. “Modeling of Fluid-Thermal-Structural Interactions in Hypersonic Flow,” Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering/Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dec. 2009.
  19. “The Impact of Fluid-Thermal-Structural Interactions on the Response of Structures in Hypersonic Flow,” Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Western Michigan University, Sep. 2009.
  20. “The Role of Fluid-Thermal-Structural Interactions in Hypersonic Vehicle Design,” Materials and Structures Branch, NASA Langley Research Center, May 2009.
  21. “Aerothermoelastic Modeling and Response Prediction in Hypersonic Flow,” Structural Sciences Center, AFRL/RBSM, Apr. 2009.
  22. “Overview of Hypersonic Aeroelasticity and Aerothermoelasticity,” OSU/AFRL Collaborative Center on Control Sciences, Jan. 2007.
  23. “Hypersonic Aeroelasticity and Aerothermoelasticity,” Department of Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University, Feb. 2006.

Professional Societies & Service

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Associate Fellow

AIAA Structural Dynamics Technical Committee, 2009-present

Technical Chair: AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, 2016

Student Paper Competition Chair: AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, 2014

Conference Session Chair: AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference (2009-2015)

Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University:

  • Undergraduate Studies Committee, Aerospace Engineering Program
  • Graduate Studies Committee
  • AIAA Student Chapter Faculty Advisor
  • Computer Committee
  • Undergraduate Recruitment Committee
  • Chair, Clinical Faculty Search in Aerospace Engineering, 2012-2013
  • Chair, Faculty Search in Computational Mechanics, 2012-2013
  • Member, Faculty Search in Space and Satellite Systems, 2014-2015, 2015-2016
  • Member, Clinical Faculty Search in Aerospace Engineering, 2015-2016

College of Engineering, The Ohio State University:

  • Honors Committee,
  • Academic Standards and Progress Committee

Courses

  • Aeroelasticity & Structural Dynamics (Graduate)
  • Hypersonics (Graduate)
  • Deformation of Aerospace Structures (Graduate)
  • Mechanics of Composites for Aerospace Structures (Graduate)
  • Introduction to Aerospace Engineering I (Undergraduate)
  • Flight Vehicle Structures I (Undergraduate)
  • Flight Vehicle Structures II (Undergraduate)