Associate Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Jonathan Poggie earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island (1988), and an M.S. (1991) and Ph.D. (1995) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University.
After graduating from Princeton, he joined the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). He served as a technical team leader and program manager, focusing on technology to enable flight at extremely high speed (supersonic and hypersonic aircraft). At AFRL he held the positions of Research Aerospace Engineer (1995-2006), Senior Aerospace Engineer (2006-2010), Team Leader (2010-2015), and Branch Technical Advisor (2015).
Dr. Poggie’s current research interests lie in the numerical simulation of high-speed flow and its control. In particular, he is working in the areas of direct numerical simulation of turbulence, control of large-scale separation unsteadiness, shock-wave / boundary-layer interaction, and modeling plasma-based flow control actuators. His recent work also includes computations of reentry flows and simulations of hypersonic laminar-turbulent transition.