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Kevin D Jones

Research Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-7711
Other Experience
  • 1998 - 1992 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • 1992 - 1993 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • 1991 - 1992 Member, Graduate Seminar, Institute of Theoretical Fluid Mechanics, DLR, Gottingen, Germany
Research Interests
My research interest is primarily in the area of aerodynamic design and systems integration, in particular for miniaturized systems. Most of my work has been in computational and experimental aerodynamics and software generation, including numerical investigations of unsteady flows, aeroelasticity, turbomachinery and full aircraft systems.
I developed a novel radio controlled flapping-wing propelled Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) weighing a mere 10 grams and not much larger than the palm of your hand. The flapping-wing project has been shown on CNN, KSBW, KION, the front page of the Monterey County Herald and several radio control modeling magazines.
More recently I have been in charge of Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) system integration, as well as payload design and systems integration for airborne payloads used in the STAN/TNT experiments.

Awards

  • 2006 - Bronze Award for Written Paper, Royal Aeronautical Society
  • 1999 - Outstanding Research Achievement Award, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1996 - National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • 1995 - National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • 1994 - National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • 1990 - Young Participant Bursary, 12th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Fluid Dynamics, Oxford University, England

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 1986 Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics