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.

Honors & Awards

  • Stanford Graduate Fellowship in Engineering, Stanford University (2018)

Education & Certifications

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

All Publications

  • A new boundary layer integral method based on the Universal Velocity Profile Physics of Fluids Cantwell, B. J., Bilgin, E., Needels, J. T. 2022

    View details for DOI 10.1063/5.0100367

  • SU2-NEMO: An Open-Source Framework for High-Mach Nonequilibrium Multi-Species Flows AEROSPACE Maier, W. T., Needels, J. T., Garbacz, C., Morgado, F., Alonso, J. J., Fossati, M. 2021; 8 (7)