The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Jacob Yunis

Jacob Yunis is from Houston, TX, where he recieved a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University. While at Rice, he spent a summer at the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Brussels doing experimental work on re-entry vehicles. After graduating, he co-oped for Lockheed Martin at Johnson Space Center, before travelling around the world for seven months. His interests outside of school include playing baseball and guitar.

Research Interests

  • Grand Challenge: NASA Environmentally Responsible Aviation University Design Competition, Lead Engineer
  • Funded Research: GE Smart Grid Challenge 2011: Transformer Asset Management, Systems Engineer
  • Research Interests: Multi-disciplinary optimization and advanced design techniques


  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2008, Rice University