Aerospace PhD Student
Advisor: Brian Argrow
Lab: Aerospace Engineering and Multiphysics Simulation (AEMS) Research Group
I am currently working on Project TORUS, a collaborative research project between CU Boulder, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Texas Tech University, the University of Oklahoma, and NOAA. My research relates to tornadogenesis and is focused on developing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to collect in-situ data for supercell tornado producing weather events. This work includes designing and running computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations to conduct performance analyses of the UAS. The results of these simulations are being used to inform sensor calibration as well as design decisions for sensor placement and orientation on the airframe. The UAS will be flown next spring to collect data on supercell storms around the Great Plains. As I continue my research as a graduate student, I look forward to working on more projects that bring aerospace engineering and climate modeling together.