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Research and Education Assistants

University of Tennessee

Corey Arndt

  • Home city: Verona, PA
  • Degree: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
  • ULI Engagement: Task 1.05: Structural Topology Optimization and Material Selection
  • Research interests: Structural Design, Topology Optimization, Hybrid Materials, Computational Mechanics


Portrait of Hector Ortiz Melendez

Hector David Ortiz-Melendez

  • Home city: Toa Alta, Puerto Rico
  • Degree: Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering
  • ULI Engagement: Task 1.03 Active Flow Control for SNLF High-Lift Configuration, Boeing summer intern
  • Research interests: Computational aerodynamics, advanced design of aerospace vehicles, smart material applications for for energy harvesting


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Tristan Wall

  • Home city: Lenoir City, TN
  • Degree: M.S., Aerospace Engineering
  • Research interests: Mathematical methods for solving the Naiver-Stokes equation with a Taylor Green vortex to accurately model water as a compressible fluid


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Marcos Escudero

  • Home city: Avila, Spain
  • Degree: B.S., Aerospace Engineer
  • ULI Engagement: Education and outreach, Task 1.05: Structural Topology Optimization and Material Selection


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Thomas Frazier

  • Home city: Fairfax, VA
  • Degree: B.S., Aerospace Engineering
  • ULI Engagement: Education and outreach, Task 1.05: Structural Topology Optimization and Material Selection


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Alex Huffman

  • Home city: Powder Springs, GA
  • Degree: B.S., Aerospace Engineering, minor in Mechanical Engineering
  • ULI Engagement: Education and outreach, Task 1.05: Structural Topology Optimization and Material Selection


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Zaky Hussein

  • Home city: Knoxville, TN
  • Degree: B.S., Mechanical Engineering, minor in Computer Science
  • ULI Engagement: Education and outreach, ULI website developer


Ben Ingling

  • Home city: Cincinnati, OH
  • Degree: B.S., Aerospace Engineering
  • ULI Engagement: Education and outreach, Task 1.05: Structural Topology Optimization and Material Selection


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Michelle McNamara

  • Home city: Germantown, TN
  • Degree: B.S., Mechanical Engineering, minor in Aerospace Engineering
  • ULI Engagement: Airfoil analysis and optimization using Computational Fluid Dynamics


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Ethan Long

  • Home city: Nashville, TN
  • Degree: B.S., Aerospace Engineering, minor in Business Administration
  • ULI Engagement: Education and outreach, Task 1.07: Propulsion/Airframe Integration


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Missy Karman

  • Home city: Chattanooga, TN
  • Degree: B.S., Mathematics and Computer Science
  • ULI Engagement: Airfoil analysis and optimization using Computational Fluid Dynamics


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Arianna Worthy

  • Home city: Monroe, LA
  • Degree: B.S., Aerospace Engineering
  • ULI Engagement: Education and outreach, Task 1.03 Active Flow Control for SNLF High-Lift



Pennsylvania State

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Auriane Bottai

  • Home city: Paris, France
  • Degree: Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering
  • ULI Engagement: Task 1.08: Aeroelastic Behavior of Flutter Mitigation of Multielement Wings
  • Research interests: Aerodynamic stability of high order elastic modes of slender wings


Portrait of Pierce Hart

Pierce Hart

  • Home city: Paisley, Scotland
  • Degree: Ph.D.,  Engineering
  • ULI Engagement: Task 1.11: Theoretical Drag Decomposition of High-Efficiency Aircraft
  • Research Interests: Computational Fluid Dynamics and drag decomposition


Portrait of Leonard Metkowski

Leonard Metkowski

  • Home city: State College, PA
  • Degree: Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering
  • ULI Engagement: Task 1.10: Application of Winglets to SNLF Transport Wing
  • Research interests: Aerodynamics, aircraft design, aircraft stability and control


Portrait of Chris Axeton

Chris Axeton

  • Home city: Bensalem, PA
  • Degree: M.S., Aerospace Engineering
  • ULI Engagement: Task 1.10: Application of Winglets to SNLF Transport Wing
  • Research Interests: Aircraft Design, Applied Aerodynamics, and Computational Fluid Dynamics


Ryan McConnell

  • Home city: Allentown, PA
  • Degree: M.S., Aerospace Engineering
  • ULI Engagement: Task 1.09: Aeroacoustic Predictions at Low-Speed Flight Conditions
  • Research interests: Computational aeroacoustics



Rutgers University

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Cody Wright

  • Home city: Virginia Beach, VA
  • Degree: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
  • ULI Engagement: Task 1.06: Piezocomposite Trailing-Edge Development
  • Research Interests: Smart materials for aerospace applications



Texas A&M University

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Ethan Beyak

  • Home city: Folsom, CA
  • Degree: Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering
  • ULI Engagement: Task 1.04: Boundary-Layer Stability and Transition Prediction and Control
  • Research interests: Boundary-layer stability and thermochemical nonequilibrium effects


Portrait of Jeppesen Feliciano

Jeppesen Feliciano

  • Home city: West Jordan, UT
  • Degree: Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering
  • ULI Engagement: Task 3.01: Risk-Reduction Experiment in TAMU LSWT
  • Research interests: experimental aerodynamics, laminar-to-turbulent transition, aeroelasticity



University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Armando Collazo-Garcia

  • Home city: Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico
  • Degree: M.S., Aerospace Engineering
  • ULI Engagement: Task 1.03: Active Flow Control for SNLF High-Lift Configuration
  • Research Interests: Experimental and applied aerodynamics, transonic aerodynamics


Portrait of Daniel Twiss

Daniel Twiss

  • Home city: Dallas, TX
  • Degree: M.S., Aerospace Engineering
  • ULI Engagement: Task 1.03: Active Flow Control for SNLF High-Lift Configuration
  • Research Interests: High Lift Aerodynamics



University of Wyoming

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Evan Anderson

  • Home city: Cody, Wyoming
  • Degree: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
  • ULI Engagement: Task 2.02: Complete Design of an SNLF Wing
  • Research interests: Computational science, multidisciplinary optimization, structural dynamics, high-performance materials and high-performance computing



Project Alumni

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David Palmer

  • Institution: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Degree: M.S., Mechanical Engineering (2019)
  • ULI Engagement: Task 1.07: Propulsion/Airframe Integration


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