Assistant Professor

John Evans

John A. Evans

Assistant Professor • Jack 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

DeAnna Sewell

DeAnna Gilchrist

Graduate Research Assistant - PhD
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
DeAnna Gilchrist 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.
David Gunderman

David Gunderman

Graduate Research Assistant - PhD
Applied Mathematics
David Gunderman is a Ph.D. student in the Applied Mathematics department at the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to coming to Boulder, David received his A.B. Summa Cum Laude from Wabash College in 2015 and spent a year in Germany with the Fulbright program. David’s research interests include computational fluid dynamics, high-order methods for PDEs, and fast algorithms for computational geometry.
Basu Parmar

Basu Parmar

Graduate Research Assistant - PhD
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Basu Parmar is a Ph.D student in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to coming to Boulder, Basu received his B. Tech in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Bombay, India. Basu's research interests include computational fluid dynamics and data-driven turbulence modeling.
Aviral Prakash

Aviral Prakash

Graduate Research Assistant - PhD
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Aviral Prakash 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, Aviral received his B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from MNNIT Allahabad, India and M.A.Sc in Aerospace Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal, Canada. Aviral’s research interests include computational fluid dynamics, turbulence modeling and simulation, heat transfer, fluid-structure interaction, and machine learning.
Corey Nelson

Corey Wetterer-Nelson

Graduate Research Assistant - PhD
Mechanical Engineering
Corey Wetterer-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.

Graduate Research Assistant - MS

Thomas Kava

Thomas Kava

Graduate Research Assistant - MS
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Tommy Kava is an M.S. 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, Tommy received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
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 geometric uncertainty quantification. Prior to coming to Boulder, Daniel worked in industry using finite element methods to perform stress analysis and design hydro power generators.
Grayson Tong

Guoxiang (Grayson) Tong

Graduate Research Assistant - MS
Mechanical Engineering
Guoxiang (Grayson) Tong is an M.S. student in Mechanical Engineering, and his research is on mixed finite element methods with application to incompressible fluid flow. Prior to coming to Boulder, Grayson received his B.S. degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Civil Aviation University of China.

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, Dr. Benzaken 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.
Eric Peters

Eric Peters

Alumnus - Graduate Research Assistant - PhD
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Dr. Eric Peters was a Ph.D. student in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Peters graduated in Summer 2019, and his dissertation research focused on data-driven modeling and structure-preserving discretization for turbulent incompressible flows. Prior to coming to Boulder, Dr. Peters received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University in 2014. Dr. Peters is currently a Systems Engineer at Ball Aerospace.

Alumnus - Graduate Research Assistant - MS

Arvind

Arvind Dudi Raghunath

Alumnus - Graduate Research Assistant - MS
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Arvind Dudi Raghunath was an M.S. student in Aerospace Engineering Sciences. Arvind graduated in Summer 2019, and his thesis focused on fast system formation and assembly for isogeometric analysis. Prior to coming to Boulder, Arvind received his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from B.M.S. College of Engineering in Bangalore, India.
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 Ph.D. student in Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University.
Lucas Calvert

Lucas Calvert

Alumnus - Undergraduate Research Assistant
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Lucas Calvert was an undergraduate researcher in the CMGLab from Summer 2018 to Spring 2019, focusing on the implementation and application of immersive simulation. Lucas received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences in May 2019, and he is currently an M.S. student in Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder.
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.
Thad Gleason

Thad Gleason

Alumnus - Undergraduate Research Assistant
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Thad Gleason was an undergraduate researcher in the CMGLab from Summer 2018 to Spring 2019, focusing on the design, analysis, and implementation of hybridized Discontinuous Galerkin methods for magnetohydrodynamics. Thad received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences and a B.S. in Engineering Physics in May 2019, and he is currently an Aeronautical Engineer in the United States Navy.
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

Elias Barroso

Elias Barroso

Alumnus - Visiting PhD Student
Computer Science • Federal University of Ceará
Elias Barroso was visiting the University of Colorado Boulder from September 2018 until August 2019 as a Ph.D. student from the Federal University of Ceará in Brazil. His research focus was on isogeometric mesh generation of surface models applied to structural analysis and optimization. Before starting as a Ph.D. student, Elias obtained a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and an M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Ceará.
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 research focus was on 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.