Ryan Jacobs joined ASDL in fall 2010 after working as a contract engineer for GE Energy. Current lab projects he is working on include aircraft thermal management system design for the Air Force Research Lab, Raytheon's low-drag pod design, and Boeing's Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research (SUGAR) project.
Outside of the lab, he enjoys Ultimate Frisbee, rock climbing, and other outdoor activities.
- External aerodynamics and shape optimization
- Natural-laminar-flow airfoil and wing design
- Computational fluid dynamics
- Multi-disciplinary design optimization
Education and Work Experience
B.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2008, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Expected Fall 2011, Georgia Institute of Technology
Project Engineer, 2009 - 2010, QuEST Global
- Performed conjugate heat transfer computational fluid dynamics analyses supporting gas turbine blade cooling circuit design
- Executed finite element heat transfer analyses on various gas turbine components
- Designed and optimized next-generation gas turbine blade cooling flow circuit concepts
Memberships and Service
Sigma Gamma Tau National Honor Society in Aerospace Engineering