Jacob Needels is a current Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. He holds a M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on computational fluid dynamics for high-speed flows, with an emphasis on nonequilibrium thermochemical models and uncertainty quantification for robust vehicle design. He works on development of the SU2 open-source software, particularly focused on implementation and validation of capabilities to model multi-species reacting gases.

Education & Certifications

  • BS, University of California, Davis, Mechanical Engineering (2018)
  • MS, Stanford University, Aeronautics and Astronautics (2020)

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