Joseph Jewell

Joseph Jewell

2019 - Assistant Professor


B.S., California Institute of Technology, Aeronautics and History, with Honor, 2004
M.S.E., University of Michigan, Aerospace Engineering, 2005
M.Sc., University of Oxford, Engineering Science (by Research), 2008
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, Aeronautics, 2014


1375 Aviation Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045
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Office: Aerospace Sciences Lab (AERO) Room 13B & ARMS 3216
Office Phone: (765) 494-6549


Hypersonic aerothermodynamics
Boundary layer instability, transition and turbulence
Low-disturbance wind tunnels
Spacecraft re-entry aerodynamics
Non-intrusive diagnostic methods
Hypersonic wind tunnel design, modeling, and operation
Hypervelocity/high-enthalpy gasdynamics

Awards and Major Appointments

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (by courtesy), Purdue University, 2021-present
Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, 2019-present
Research Scientist, US Air Force Research Laboratory, Hypersonic Sciences Branch, 2014-2019

Awards (selected)
ONR Young Investigator Award (YIP)
Rhodes Scholar
AIAA Associate Fellow
NATO Panel Excellence Award (for AVT-240)
AFOSR "Star Team" Award (with R. Kimmel group, AFRL)
NRC Research Associate Award
NDSEG Fellowship
Boeing Fellowship
Jack Kent Cook Foundation Graduate Scholar
United States Presidential Scholar (White House)

Engineering Licensure
Professional Engineer, Michigan, Mechanical Engineering: Thermal and Fluid Systems (No. 68851)

Professional Affiliations
Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Member, Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), United Kingdom
Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Member, American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD)
Member, Association of American Rhodes Scholars (AARS)


E.K. Benitez, M.P. Borg, C. Rhodes and J.S. Jewell. "Optical-Axis Spatial Sensitivity of a Simulated Focused Laser Differential Interferometer." AIAA Journal, (2023). DOI: 10.2514/1.J062270

F. Oz , T.E. Goebel, J.S. Jewell and K. Kara. "Local Wall Cooling Effects on Hypersonic Boundary-Layer Stability." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, (online 2022, in print 2023). DOI: 10.2514/1.A35404

A.N. Bustard, T.J. Juliano, H.B. Yates, M. Noftz and J.S. Jewell. "Effect of Freestream Noise on Hypersonic Crossflow-Induced Boundary-Layer Transition." AIAA Journal, Vol. 60, No. 12, pp. 6951-6957 (2022). DOI: 10.2514/1.J060376

E.K. Benitez, M.P. Borg, J.L. Hill, M.T. Aultman, L. Duan, C.L. Running and J.S. Jewell. "Quantitative Focused Laser Differential Interferometry with Hypersonic Turbulent Boundary Layers." Applied Optics, Vol. 61, No. 31, pp. 9203-9216 (2022). DOI: 10.1364/AO.465714 (Editor's Pick for November 2022)

P. Paredes, A. Scholten, M.M. Choudhari, F. Li, E.K. Benitez and J.S. Jewell. "Boundary-Layer Instabilities over a Cone–Cylinder–Flare Model at Mach 6." AIAA Journal, Vol. 60, No. 10, pp. 5652-5661 (2022). DOI: 10.2514/1.J061829

J.L. Hill, R.A. Oddo, J.R. Komives, M.F. Reeder, M.P. Borg and J.S. Jewell. "Experimental Measurements of Hypersonic Instabilities over Ogive-Cylinders at Mach 6." AIAA Journal, Vol. 60, No. 8, pp. 4492-4508 (2022). DOI: 10.2514/1.J061019

A. Scholten, P. Paredes, J.L. Hill, M.P. Borg, J.S. Jewell and M.M. Choudhari. "Linear Instabilities over Ogive-Cylinder Models at Mach 6." AIAA Journal, Vol. 60, No. 8, pp. 4478-4491 (2022). DOI: 10.2514/1.J061611

R.E. Kennedy, J.S. Jewell, P. Paredes and S.J. Laurence. "Characterization of instability mechanisms on sharp and blunt slender cones at Mach 6." Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 936, A39 (2022), pp. 1-24. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2022.39

R. Oddo, J.L. Hill, M.F. Reeder, D. Chin, J. Embrador, J. Komives, M. Tufts, M. Borg and J.S. Jewell. "Effect of surface cooling on second-mode dominated hypersonic boundary layer transition." Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 62:144, June 2021. DOI: 10.1007/s00348-021-03237-0

T.J. Juliano, J.S. Jewell and R.L. Kimmel. "HIFiRE-5b Boundary-Layer Transition Length and Turbulent Overshoot." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 58, No. 2 (2021), pp. 265-283. DOI: 10.2514/1.A34856

J.M. Fisher, B.C. Chynoweth, M.E. Smyser, A.M. Webb, M.N. Slipchenko, J.S. Jewell, T.R. Meyer and S.J. Beresh. "Femtosecond Laser Electronic Excitation Tagging Velocimetry in a Mach Six Quiet Tunnel." AIAA Journal, Vol. 59, No. 2 (2021), pp. 753-757. DOI: 10.2514/1.J059879

E.K. Benitez, J.S. Jewell and S.P. Schneider. "Focused Laser Differential Interferometry with Contoured Tunnel Windows." AIAA Journal, Vol. 59, No. 2 (2021), pp. 419-429. DOI: 10.2514/1.J060081

P.S. Hsu, N. Jiang, J.S. Jewell, J.J. Felver, M. Borg, R. Kimmel, and S. Roy. "100 kHz PLEET velocimetry in a Mach-6 Ludwieg tube." Optics Express, Vol. 28, No. 15 (2020), pp. 21982-21992. DOI: 10.1364/OE.391302

P. Paredes, M.M. Choudhari, F. Li, J.S. Jewell and R.L. Kimmel. "Nonmodal Growth of Traveling Waves on Blunt Cones at Hypersonic Speeds." AIAA Journal, Vol. 57, No. 11 (2019), pp. 4738-4749. DOI: 10.2514/1.J058290

C.L. Running, T.J. Juliano, J.S. Jewell, M.P. Borg and R.L. Kimmel. "Hypersonic Shock-Wave/Boundary-Layer Interactions on a Cone/Flare." Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 109 (2019), 109911. DOI: 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2019.109911

T.J. Juliano, J.S. Jewell and R.L. Kimmel. "Effects of Attitude on HIFiRE-5b Boundary-Layer Transition." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 56, No. 4 (2019), pp. 1045-1059. DOI: 10.2514/1.A34352

R.L. Kimmel, D.W. Adamczak, M.P. Borg, J.S. Jewell, T.J. Juliano, S. Stanfield and K.T. Berger. "First and Fifth Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation's Flight and Ground Tests." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 56, No. 2 (2019), pp. 421-431. DOI: 10.2514/1.A34287

P. Paredes, M.M. Choudhari, F. Li, J.S. Jewell, R.L. Kimmel, E.C. Marineau and G. Grossir. "Nosetip Bluntness Effects on Transition at Hypersonic Speeds." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 56, No. 2 (2019), pp. 369-387. DOI: 10.2514/1.A34277

J.S. Jewell, R.L. Kimmel, D.W. Adamczak, J. Poggie, K.M. Porter and T.J. Juliano. "HIFiRE-5b Flow Computations and Attitude Determination via Comparison with Flight Data." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 55, No. 6 (2018), pp. 1356-1368. DOI: 10.2514/1.A34162

T.J. Juliano, J. Poggie, K.M. Porter, R.L. Kimmel, J.S. Jewell and D.W. Adamczak. "HIFiRE-5b Heat Flux and Boundary-Layer Transition." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 55, No. 6 (2018), pp. 1315-1328. DOI: 10.2514/1.A34147

J.S. Jewell, J.H. Miller and R.L. Kimmel. "Correlation of HIFiRE-5a Flight Data with Computed Pressure and Heat Transfer." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 54, No. 5 (2017), pp. 1142-1152. DOI: 10.2514/1.A33725

J.S. Jewell, I.A. Leyva and J.E. Shepherd. "Turbulent spots in hypervelocity flow." Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 58:32, April 2017. DOI: 10.1007/s00348-017-2317-y

J.S. Jewell and R.L. Kimmel. "Boundary Layer Stability Analysis for Stetson's Mach 6 Blunt Cone Experiments." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 54, No. 1 (2017), pp. 258-265. DOI: 10.2514/1.A33619

J.S. Jewell, N.J. Parziale, I.A. Leyva and J.E. Shepherd. "Effects of Shock-Tube Cleanliness on Hypersonic Boundary Layer Transition at High Enthalpy." AIAA Journal, Vol. 55, No. (2017), pp. 332-338. DOI: 10.2514/1.J054897

J.A. Meier, J.S. Jewell, C.E. Brennen and J. Imberger. "Bubbles emerging from a submerged granular bed." Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 666, pp. 189-203, January 2011. DOI: 10.1017/S002211201000443X