Professor Nichols’ current interests are in the areas of aeroacoustics of high-speed jets and the stability and sensitivity analysis of hypersonic flows. He has performed some of the largest Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations in the world, involving massively parallel high-fidelity Large Eddy Simulation of tactical aircraft engine exhausts, running on more than a million computer processors simultaneously. He recently was awarded an INCITE grant of computational resources at the DoE Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. He is currently developing novel and scalable stability and transition analysis tools for hypersonic flow over complex geometry.
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 2005
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 2001