Joseph E. Shepherd

Joseph E. Shepherd

C. L. "Kelly" Johnson Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering; Vice President for Student Affairs

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., University of South Florida, 1976; Ph.D., Caltech, 1981. Associate Professor, 1993-99; Professor of Aeronautics, 1999-2005; Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering, 2006-08; Johnson Professor, 2008-; Dean of Graduate Studies, 2009-15; Vice President for Student Affairs, 2015-.

Email: joseph.e.shepherdcaltech.edu

Tel: 626-395-6100

100 Parsons Gates MC 100-31 Pasadena, CA 91125


Research Group Matters
Barbara McKinzie Slater
340 Guggenheim Lab

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Research Overview

Joe Shepherd teaches and conducts research on fluid mechanics, chemistry, thermodynamics, and structural mechanics with applications to high-speed flight, explosion dynamics, energy conversion technologies, and propulsion.

Space-Related Research

Chemical and electric propulsion systems; explosion hazards in launch vehicles and spacecraft.

List of Research Areas

combustion, explosion, detonation, shock waves, hypersonics, structural mechanics

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