Assistant Professor

John Evans

John A. Evans

Assistant Professor • Rominger Faculty Fellow
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Dr. John Evans is an Assistant Professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to coming to Boulder, Dr. Evans received his Ph.D. in Computational and Applied Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011. Dr. Evans leads the CMGLab, and his research interests include computational fluid dynamics, structural dynamics, and wave propagation, isogeometric methods, structure-preserving discretizations, and multiscale/stabilized finite element methods.

Graduate Research Assistant - PhD

Corey Nelson

Corey Nelson

Graduate Research Assistant - PhD
Mechanical Engineering
Corey Nelson is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to coming to Boulder, Corey received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Portland in 2015. Corey's research interests include computational fluid dynamics, high order isogeometric collocation methods, and turbulence modeling.
Eric Peters

Eric Peters

Graduate Research Assistant - PhD
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Eric Peters is a Ph.D. student in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and his dissertation research is on data-driven modeling and structure-preserving discretization for turbulent incompressible flows and fluid-structure interaction. Prior to coming to Boulder, Eric received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University in 2014. Eric’s research interests include computational fluid dynamics, turbulence modeling and simulation, fluid-structure interaction, data-driven modeling and machine learning, high-order and structure-preserving methods, and high performance computing.
DeAnna Sewell

DeAnna Sewell

Graduate Research Assistant - PhD
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
DeAnna Sewell is a Ph.D. student in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to coming to Boulder, DeAnna worked in industry using computational fluid dynamics and design space exploration to solve problems in conjugate heat transfer and airfoil design and analysis. DeAnna's research interests include fluid dynamics, turbulence modeling and simulation, isogeometric methods, heat transfer, and design space exploration.

Graduate Research Assistant - MS

Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee

Graduate Research Assistant - MS
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Daniel Lee is an M.S. student in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and his research is on design space exploration. Prior to coming to Boulder, Daniel worked in industry using finite element methods to perform stress analysis and design hydro power generators.
Arvind

Arvind Dudi Raghunath

Graduate Research Assistant - MS
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Arvind Dudi Raghunath is an M.S. student in Aerospace Engineering Sciences, and his research is on large eddy simulation using residual-based eddy viscosity models. Prior to coming to Boulder, Arvind received his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from B.M.S. College of Engineering in Bangalore, India.

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Lucas Calvert

Lucas Calvert

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Lucas Calvert is a fourth year undergraduate student pursuing a major in Aerospace Engineering. His research focuses on the implementation and application of immersive simulation. Prior to coming to the University of Colorado, Lucas attended the State College Area High School in State College, Pennsylvania.
Thad Gleason

Thad Gleason

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Thad Gleason is a fourth-year undergraduate student pursuing a double major in Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Physics. His research is in the area of Hybridized Discontinuous Galerkin Methods in Magnetohydrodynamics. Prior to coming to the University of Colorado, Thad graduated from East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs, FL in 2015.

Visiting PhD Student

Elias Barroso

Elias Barroso

Visiting PhD Student
Computer Science • Federal University of Ceará
Elias Barroso is a Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department at the Federal University of Ceará in Brazil. Elias obtained a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and an M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Ceará. His dissertation research is on isogeometric mesh generation of surface models applied to structural analysis and optimization. His research interests include computer graphics, mesh generation, computational mechanics, isogeometric analysis, heuristic optimization, surrogate modeling, and structural optimization.

Alumnus - Research Associate

Craig Michoski

Craig E. Michoski

Alumnus - Research Associate
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Dr. Craig Michoski was a Research Associate in the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder from 2014-2015. Prior to coming to Boulder, Dr. Michoski received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. Dr. Michoski's research interests include computational fluid dynamics and plasma physics, fluid-structure and plasma-material interaction, high-order numerical methods capable of preserving important physical features of systems, and high performance computing. Dr. Michoski is currently a Research Scientist at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

Alumnus - Graduate Research Assistant - PhD

Joseph Benzaken

Joseph D. Benzaken

Alumnus - Graduate Research Assistant - PhD
Applied Mathematics
Dr. Joseph Benzaken was a Ph.D. Student in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Benzaken graduated in Summer 2018, and his dissertation focused on the quantification, propagation, and control of geometric uncertainty. Prior to coming to Boulder, Joseph received his B.S. in Applied Mathematics, B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, and B.A. in Physics from the California State University, Long Beach in 2013. Dr. Benzaken is currently a Research Scientist at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Christopher Coley

Christopher J. Coley

Alumnus - Graduate Research Assistant - PhD
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Dr. Christopher Coley was a Ph.D. student in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Coley graduated in Summer 2017, and his dissertation focused on residual-based turbulence modeling for isogeometric large eddy simulation. Prior to coming to Boulder, Dr. Coley received his M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 2011. Dr. Coley is a Major in the United States Air Force and is currently stationed at Fort Meade in Maryland.
Luke Engvall

Luke H. Engvall

Alumnus - Graduate Research Assistant - PhD • NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Luke Engvall was a Ph.D. Student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Engvall graduated in Summer 2018, and his dissertation focused on geometrically exact curvilinear mesh generation. Prior to coming to Boulder, Dr. Engvall received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in 2012. Dr. Engvall is currently a Software Engineer at Coreform.

Alumnus - Graduate Research Assistant - MS

Ansel Rothstein-Dowden

Ansel Rothstein-Dowden

Alumnus - Graduate Research Assistant - MS
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Ansel Rothstein-Dowden was an M.S. student in Aerospace Engineering Sciences. Ansel graduated in Spring 2018, and his thesis focused on isogeometric boundary element methods for high Reynolds number incompressible flows and airfoil design optimization. Ansel Rothstein-Dowden obtained a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado Boulder in May 2017. Prior to coming to Boulder, Ansel graduated from Falmouth High School in Falmouth, MA in 2013. Ansel is currently a Software Systems Engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Alumnus - Undergraduate Research Assistant

Ryan Aronson

Ryan Aronson

Alumnus - Undergraduate Research Assistant
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Ryan Aronson was an undergraduate researcher in the CMGLab from Summer 2017 to Spring 2018, focusing on large eddy simulation for turbulent incompressible flows. Matthew received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences in May 2018, and he is currently a PhD student in Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University.
Bryan Doyle

Bryan Doyle

Alumnus - Undergraduate Research Assistant
Bryan Doyle was an undergraduate researcher at the CMGLab in Summer 2015, focusing on the design of Rhino plugins for the facilitation of automated mesh generation. Bryan received his B.S. in Applied Mathematics in May 2015, and he is currently a Ph.D. student in Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University.
Matthew Hurst

Matthew Hurst

Alumnus - Undergraduate Research Assistant
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Matthew Hurst was an undergraduate researcher in the CMGLab from Summer 2016 to Spring 2017, focusing on the development of multi-fidelity models for turbulent incompressible flows. Matthew received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences and a second B.S. in Applied Mathematics in May 2017, and he is currently a Marshall Scholar in the United Kingdom.
Nicholas Moore

Nicholas Moore

Alumnus - Undergraduate Research Assistant
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Nicholas Moore was an undergraduate researcher in the CMGLab from Summer 2017 to Spring 2018, focusing on isogeometric higher-order mesh generation. Nicholas received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences in May 2018, and he is currently an Avionics Software Engineer at Ball Aerospace.

Alumnus - Visiting PhD Student

Frits de Prenter

Frits de Prenter

Alumnus - Visiting PhD Student
Mechanical Engineering • Eindhoven University of Technology
Frits was visiting the University of Colorado Boulder from November 2017 until March 2018 as a Ph.D. student from the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands. His main research interest is immersed finite element methods, with an emphasis on weak imposition of boundary conditions and on matrix conditioning and preconditioning. Before starting as a Ph.D. student, Frits obtained a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from the Eindhoven University of Technology. Frits de Prenter is currently finishing his Ph.D. at the Eindhoven University of Technology.