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Research Stuff (from my Caltech grad student days)
Still here? Well, you asked for it then, more pleasantries.
- am starting work at the Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, Virginia in August, 1998, following a late honeymoon by my wife Marnie and I to Tahiti (Moorea to be more precise). We were married in March 1998.
- am a former graduate student at Caltech (California Institute of Technology, link at bottom of page), receiving my Ph.D. in Aeronautics in June 1998. Some like to refer to my field of graduate study as rocket science, but rockets are just one area of application of the field. In a sentence, Aeronautics is the study of the physics underlying the aspects of a system dependent on fluid flows (common examples of what I mean by fluids are air and water) or the integrity of solids (Fluid Mechanics and Solid Mechanics). Thus airplanes and rockets are of great interest, but so are cars, bridges, submarines and weather patterns.
- worked in Professor Anthony Leonard's research group on the development of a method of computing fluid flows called a vortex method and on simulation of a variety of bluff body flows. Please see the hallways to my research pages above for information.
- just finished living in Los Angeles across the street from the Hollywood Bowl. I was there nine years, receiving my BS in Engineering and Applied Science in 1993 and Masters in Aeronautics in 1994, both at Caltech. I met my wife Marnie at the 90's single bar - the Internet near the end of my LA stay. We met at the American Singles site. As for my history before Tech, I was born in Chocolate Town USA - Hershey, PA - and later moved on to Ontario, Calif., then back east to Madison, CT.
- planning on overhauling this page soon
- thinking that if you're still reading then you may want to proceed on to my Personal Stuff hallway.
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