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.
- 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