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- Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN
- Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering – August, 2022
Research Topic: The Effects of Acoustic Disturbances on Hypersonic Boundary Layer Transition
- M.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering – May, 2017
- Lehigh University – Bethlehem, PA
- Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering – May, 2015 (expected: May, 2016)
- MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Technical Staff (2022-present)
I lead hypersonic aerothermal research and modeling efforts in the Structural and Thermal Fluids Engineering group, along with developing proposals for research funding.
- Purdue University
Graduate Student (2015-2022)
Pursued independent research towards M.S. and Ph.D. degrees while completing high-level coursework, extensive outreach/engagement work, and miscellaneous duties representing the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
- von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
Graduate Research Fellow (2020)
Applied linear stability theory to hypersonic boundary layer transition in a conventional high-speed wind tunnel.
- NASA Glenn Research Center, Propulsion Systems Analysis Branch
Pathways Co-op Student (2016-2021)
Performed systems-level analysis of next-generation propulsion concepts, focusing primarily on hypersonic turbine-based combined cycle (TBCC) engines. Also led the design of a ground effect vehicle for commercial passenger transport and developed an object-oriented method of characteristics code for nozzle and inlet design.
- Lehigh University
- Research Assistant, Aerospace Systems Laboratory (2013-2015)
Assisted, supervised, and performed tests using the lab’s closed-loop subsonic wind tunnel; Worked on U.S. Army-funded research to develop a gun-launched surveillance drone; upgraded tunnel test setup.
- Undergraduate Research Fellow, Bionanomechanics Laboratory (2014-2015)
Performed independent research on a novel method of fabricating microfluidic devices using direct light processing lithography on a microscopic scale
Publications and Presentations
- G. Andrews, J. Poggie; “Direct Numerical Simulation of Acoustically-Driven Transition in a Hypersonic Wind Tunnel,” AIAA Aviation 2023.
- O. Chazot, G. Andrews, D. G. Kovács, G. Grossir, “Stability of nozzle wall boundary layer in hypersonic facilities,” 2nd International Conference on High-Speed Vehicle Science & Technology, 2022.
- Andrews G., and Poggie, J.; “Effects of Freestream Acoustic Disturbances on Hypersonic Boundary Layer Stability,” AIAA Aviation 2020
- Andrews, G.; “Stability of the Nozzle Wall Boundary Layer in the VKI Longshot Tunnel,” von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, 2020.
- Andrews G., and Poggie, J.; “Stability of Cylindrical and Conical Hypersonic Boundary Layers,” AIAA SciTech 2019.
- Andrews, G. “A Hybrid Length Scale Similarity Solution for Swirling Turbulent Jets,” 31st Congress of the International Council on Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS), 2018.
- Andrews G., Black, A., Graham, J. , and Rique, O.; “Preliminary Design of a Rotating Detonation Engine for Launch Vehicle Applications,” AIAA SciTech 2018.
- He, R., Wang, S., Andrews, G. Wentao, S., and Liu, Y.; “Generation of Customizable Micro-wavy Pattern through Grayscale Direct Image Lithography,” Scientific Reports, 2016.
- “Digital Light Processing Methods for Rapid Fabrication of Micro-Fluidic Devices in an Out-of-Cleanroom Environment,” Lehigh University Undergraduate Research Symposium, 2015.
Honors and Awards
- Belgian American Educational Foundation – von Karman Institute Fellowship – 2020
- Outstanding Service Scholarship (Purdue University College of Engineering) – 2020
- Abe Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement in Aeronautics (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) – 2019
- Aviation Week & Space Technology’s 20 Twenties 2017 Recipient – “In Support of Tomorrow’s Engineering Leaders”
- Graduate Individual Aircraft Design Competition (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) – 2017 (Second Place)
- Ross Graduate Fellowship (Purdue University) – 2017, 2019
- Y.B. Wei Prize in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (Lehigh University Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics) – 2014 “In Recognition of Outstanding Academic Achievements and Demonstrated Leadership Qualities,”
- Pi Tau Sigma; Sigma Gamma Tau – International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society; National Aerospace Engineering Honor Society
Outreach and Community Engagment Experience
- Creator, organizer, and director of Purdue Space Day’s outreach program, a STEM advocacy initiative which brings educational engineering activities to over 1,500 students in Northern Indiana each year.
- Creator and director of “Project HALO”, a NASA-funded collaboration between Purdue University and local high schools which introduces students to engineering by allowing them to design, build, and launch a scientific balloon payload to 100,000 feet.
- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) – Current chair of a national-level working group for educational outreach; formerly founded first AIAA student branch at Lehigh University and served as Branch Chairman.
- Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) – Led educational outreach efforts for a rotation at the Mars Desert Research Station by collecting “letters to Mars” from ~250 schoolchildren and responding both via letter and via a series of YouTube videos.
- NASA Convergent Aeronautics Solutions (CAS) Micro-Seedling – A Wing-in-Ground-Effect (WIG) Aircraft for Coastal Transport – Led the conceptual design of an air transportation concept to alleviate congestion in highly-trafficked airspaces.
- Lehigh University Mechanical Engineering Capstone Project – Energy Harvesting from Diaphragm Pumps – Worked as lead engineer with a team of students to develop and test a novel power-generation device and develop an associated business model.
- Lehigh University AIAA Club Project – Autonomous Quadrocopter for AHS Student Challenge Worked as project manager; led the design of a robotic vehicle for autonomous search missions.
- Computational modelling (thermodynamic and fluids analysis) at both low- and high-fidelity levels using a variety of commercial, open-source, and home-grown tools
- Programming languages: Python, Fortran, C++, C, and MATLAB
- CFD tools: SU2, ANYS Fluent, plus several in-house codes; stability codes LASTRAC and STABL
- CAD packages: SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Inventor
- Strong hands-on background in hardware fabrication and prototyping
- AIAA member (active in national outreach efforts as part of the K-12 Educational Outreach Committee)
- Extensive advocacy and organizational experience leading state- and nationwide STEM advocacy programs for schoolchildren.
- Lehigh AIAA (founder/president); Lehigh Philharmonic Orchestra, Wind Ensemble & Marching 97 (principal horn)
- Amateur pianist and horn player; travel and adventure enthusiast; instrument- and tailwheel-rated commercial pilot; scuba diver, sailor, occasional mechanic, and frequent tinkerer.