Joseph E. Shepherd
C. L. "Kelly" Johnson Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering; Allen V. C. Davis and Lenabelle Davis Leadership Chair, Student Affairs; 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-; Davis Leadership Chair, 2018-; Dean of Graduate Studies, 2009-15; Vice President for Student Affairs, 2015-.
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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.
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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