Abstract: (will be posted soon)
Bio: Dr. Nate Falkiewicz is a Technical Staff member in the Structural and Thermal-Fluids Engineering Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Since joining the Laboratory in 2014, he has been involved in the development of a variety of airborne systems and associated capabilities, spanning subsonic through hypersonic speeds. His areas of interest include multidisciplinary modeling & simulation, hypersonics, applied aerodynamics/CFD, aeroelasticity, high performance computing, and automated design/optimization. Prior to joining Lincoln Laboratory, he was a member of the Loads & Aeroelasticity Group at Boeing Research and Technology, where he developed methods for multidisciplinary simulation of hypersonic vehicles, researched advanced methods for aircraft aero-structural optimization, and led the enterprise-wide Aeroelasticity Community of Excellence. He received his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan where his research focused on reduced-order aerothermoelastic modeling methods for hypersonic vehicles. He served as a member of the AIAA Structural Dynamics Technical Committee from 2013 - 2020, serves as a reviewer for a number of journals, and is an AIAA Associate Fellow.
(student host will be Cody Karcher)