Some background: I'm Joe Jewell, a native of Stevensville, Michigan. I am currently a researcher (Fellow, National Research Council) at the US Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio, working with Dr. Roger Kimmel of the Aerospace Systems Directorate on hypersonic boundary layer transition including instrumentation for the new AFRL Mach 6 Ludwieg Tube and analysis of HIFiRE-5 flight data. I won the NRC's Research Associateship fellowship to support that work. I'm also interested in computational fluid dynamics, especially as it relates to facility design and modeling, experimental interpretation, and the computational re-analysis of landmark historical experiments in hypersonics. See the Publications page for a recent example, based on the work of Ken Stetson (AIAA-1983-1763).
I graduated from the California Institute of Technology with a double major in Aeronautics and Medieval History, and completed a master's degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan before winning the Rhodes Scholarship, which I used to earn a research master's degree in hypersonics at the University of Oxford in the UK. In May 2014 I defended my PhD at Caltech, where I investigated high Mach number nonequilibrium flows in the T5 Hypervelocity Shock Tunnel at GALCIT, supported by the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship.
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