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Assistant Professor • Director of the Experimental Aerodynamics Laboratory
Aerospace Engineering Sciences

Aerospace Engineering Sciences
University of Colorado
UCB 429
Boulder, CO 80309-0429

Office: ECNT 118

Dr. John Farnsworth is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to joining the faculty in 2014, he served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Aeronautics at the United States Air Force Academy for three years. Dr. Farnsworth received his Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2011. He also received both his B.S. and M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from RPI in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Dr. Farnsworth is the director of the Experimental Aerodynamics Laboratory, and his research is focused in the areas of understanding and controlling complex three-dimensional unsteady flow fields for aerodynamic applications. These topics include, but are not limited to: fluid-structure interactions, turbulence, highly three-dimensional regions of flow separation, and the design of novel fluidic actuators for flow control.

In addition to, directing the Experimental Aerodynamics Laboratory Dr. Farnsworth has taught multiple courses at,the University of Colorado Boulder. At the undergraduate level these include:,Introduction to Thermodynamics and Aerodynamics and Senior Projects. While at the graduate level Dr. Farnsworth has taught: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics. Outside of the university Dr. Farnsworth is professionally involved in multiple organizations. He is a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and serves on the Applied Aerodynamics Technical Committee. He is also an active member of the American Physical Society's (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics, and has recently worked with several other local faculty members in the Colorado Front Range to organize the 1st Annual Rocky Mountain Fluid Mechanics Research Symposium.