The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Ryan Jacobs

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.

Research Interests

  • 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