Sc.D., Computational Fluid Dynamics, MIT
· Filtertech Award for Excellence in Education in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 2012.
· Filtertech Award for Excellence in Education in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 2011.
· LCS Faculty Excellence Award “for ARHIMEDES Software Upgrade”, 2010.
· Filtertech Award for Excellence in Education in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 2005.
John is currently the PI on two contracts in which advanced computational geometry and computer-aided design techniques are being harnessed to vastly improve the time and effort required to prepare models and generate grids for use in CFD flow calculations. One of these concerns the creation of a Geometry Environment for Multi-disciplinary Analysis and Optimization (GEM); the other is for the automatic creation of overset grids directly from CAD (OvrCad3).
John has authored several computer-based tools for use by students in undergraduate classroom and labs. Protégé is a programming trainer to help freshman students learn the rudiments of program structures and programming in general; the other system, Archimedes, is used in engineering mechanics (statics) courses to give students practice in generating free-body diagrams, writing equilibrium equations, and solving the problems numerically. John also continues to be actively involved in studying and applying collaborative design tools techniques.
ECS101 – Introduction to Engineering & Computer Science (Aerospace)
ECS104 – Engineering Computational Tools
ECS221 – Statics
AEE342 – Aerodynamics
AEE427 – Aircraft Performance And Dynamics
AEE472 – Synthesis of Aerospace Systems
MAE671 – Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
“Vortex Shedding of Various Bluff Bodies in Cross Flow”, AIAA-2012-xxx, to be presented at the 48th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit and 10th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, July 2012. (co-author)
“Correlation of Grid Quality Metrics and Solution Accuracy for Supersonic Flows”, AIAA-2012-0610, presented at the 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 2012.
“On Grid Quality and Validity”, keynote address at the AFRL Workshop on Grid Quality, August 2011.
“Automated Creation of 3-D Overset Grids Directly from Solid Models”, AIAA-2011-3540, presented at the 20th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, June 2011. (principle author)
“Design of Simulated Server Racks for Data Center Research”, InterPACK2011-52016, presented at the ASME 2011 Pacific Rim Technical Conference & Exposition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Systems, July 2011. (co-author)
“Direct Generation of 3D Overset Grids from Solid Models”, 10th Symposium on Overset Composite Grid and Solution Technology, September 2010. (principal author)
“Towards Automation within Overgrid for Geometry Import and Surface Patch Definition”, 10th Symposium on Overset Composite Grid and Solution Technology, September 2010. (co-author)
“Overset Grids for Multi-disciplinary Simulations in Gas-Turbine Engines”, 10th Symposium on Overset Composite Grid and Solution Technology, September 2010. (co-author)
“Control of Boundary Representation Topology in Multidisciplinary Analysis and Design”, AIAA-2010-1504, presented at the 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 2010. (co-author)
“Conjugate Design/Analysis Procedure for Film-Cooled Turbine Airfoil Sections”, to appear in AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power. Also AIAA-2010-1461, presented at the 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 2010. (co-author)
“An Online System to Help Students Successfully Solve Statics Problems”, AC-2009-1555, presented at the 2009 ASEE Conference & Exposition, June 2009. (principal author)
“Automated Creation of Overset Grids Directly from Solid-Model Feature Trees”, AIAA-2009-3991, presented at 19th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, June 2009. (principal author)