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Alumni

 

Kirk Brouwer, NDSEG Fellow

  • Degree: Ph.D. (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Topic: “Enhancement of CFD Surrogate Approaches for Thermo-Structural Response Prediction in High-Speed Flows”
  • Graduation: 2018
  • Current Position: Universal Technology Corporation, associate research engineer for AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate, Dayton, OH

 

Rodrigo Auza Gutierrez

  • Degree: M.S. (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Topic: "Aerodynamically Induced Hood Vibration Prediction of Trailing Vehicles"
  • Graduation: 2018
  • Current Position: Honda SimCenter, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

 

Joseph Connolly

  • Degree: Ph.D. (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Topic: "Aero-Propulso-Elastic Analysis of a Supersonic Transport"
  • Graduation: 2018
  • Current Position: NASA Glenn Research Center

 

Abhijit Gogulapati

  • Positions Held: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Research Associate
  • Term: 2013-2018
  • Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad

 

Sankeerth Vyapamakula Sreeramachandra

  • Degree: M.S. (Computer Science)
  • Topic: "Expedient Modal Decomposition of Massive Datasets Using High Performance Computing Clusters"
  • Graduation: 2018

 

Justin Pesich

  • Degree: M.S. (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Topic: "Steady Aeroelastic Response Prediction and Validation for Automobile Hoods"
  • Graduation: 2017

 

Jonathen LaFontaine

  • Degree: M.S. (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Topic: "Effect of Damage Accumulation on Multi-Discipline Analysis of Structures in Ultra High-Speed Environments"
  • Graduation: 2016

 

Zachary Riley, NDSEG Fellow

  • Degree: Ph.D. (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Topic: “Interaction Between Aerothermally Compliant Structures and Boundary-Layer Transition in Hypersonic Flow”
  • Graduation: 2016
  • Current Position: Universal Technology Corporation, contract engineer for AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate, Dayton, OH

 

Zongxian Liang

  • Position: Post-doctoral researcher
  • Topic: "Parallel Model Reduction and Time Marching Strategies for Rapid Modeling of High Dimensional Dynamic Systems"
  • Term: 2014-2016  

 

Marshall LeVett

  • Degree: M.S. (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Topic: "Parallel Time-Marching for Fluid-Thermal-Structural Interactions"
  • Graduation: 2016

 

Stephen Nogar

  • Degree: Ph.D. (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Topic: "Comprehensive Modeling and Control of Flexible Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicles"
  • Graduation: 2015
  • Current Position: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Army Research Laboratory

 

Peter Kang

  • Degree: M.S. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Topic: "CAE Modeling for Improved Hood Lift and Vibration Prediction"
  • Graduation: 2015

 

Brent Miller

  • Degree: Ph.D. (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Topic: "Loosely Coupled Time Integration of Fluid-Thermal-Structural Interactions in Hypersonic Flows"
  • Graduation: 2015
  • Current Position: Government Civilian

 

Zachary Witeof

  • Degree: M.S. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Topic: “Exploratory Study on the Design of Combined Aero-Thermo-Structural Experiments in High Speed Flows”
  • Graduation: 2013

 

Andrew Crowell, SMART Fellow

  • Degree: Ph.D. (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Topic: “Model Reduction of Computational Aerothermodynamics for Multi-Discipline Analysis in High Speed Flows”
  • Graduation: 2013

 

Krista Kecskemety, OSGC Fellow

  • Degree: Ph.D. (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Topic: “Assessing the Influence of Wake Dynamics on the Performance and Aeroelastic Behavior of Wind Turbines”
  • Graduation: 2012
  • Current Position: Senior Lecturer, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH

 

Richard Vesel,

  • Degree: M.S. (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Topic: “Aero-Structural Optimization of a 5MW Wind Turbine Rotor”
  • Graduation: 2012

 

Adam Culler, NDSEG Fellow

  • Degree: Ph.D. (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Dissertation Title: “Coupled Fluid-Thermal-Structural Modeling and Analysis of Hypersonic Flight Vehicle Structures”
  • Graduation: 2010
  • Current Position: GoHypersonics, Dayton, OH

 

Monir Farooque, Undergraduate Senior Honors Thesis Researcher

  • Degree: B.S.
  • Dissertation Title: “Unsteady Flow Simulation for Acoustic Analysis of Contra Rotating Open Rotor Engines”
  • Graduation: 2010

 

Richard Vesel, Undergraduate Senior Honors Thesis Researcher

  • Degree: B.S.
  • Dissertation Title: “Optimization of a Wind Turbine Rotor with Variable Airfoil Shape Via a Genetic Algorithm”
  • Graduation: 2009

 

Benjamin Szpak, Undergraduate Senior Honors Thesis Researcher

  • Degree: B.S.
  • Dissertation Title: “An Aerothermoelastic Model for a Control Surface on an Air-Breathing Hypersonic Vehicle”
  • Graduation: 2009

 

Michael Thake, Undergraduate Senior Honors Thesis Researcher

  • Degree: B.S.
  • Dissertation Title: “Effect of Mistuning on Bending-Torsion Flutter Using a Compressible Time-Domain Aerodynamic Theory”
  • Graduation: 2009