Joseph W. Nichols

Joseph W. Nichols

Joseph W. Nichols

Assistant Professor,
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

Contact

Akerman Hall
Rm 220
110 Union Street SE

Minneapolis,

MN

55455

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 2005

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 2001

B.S., Computer Engineering, Pacific Lutheran University, 1999

B.S., Computer Science, Pacific Lutheran University, 1999

 

 

Professional Background

Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 2013-Present

Research Associate, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University, 2011-2013

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University, 2009-2011

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Laboratoire d'Hydrodynamique (LadHyX), Ecole Polytechnique, 2006-2008

Pre-Doctoral Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Washington, 2001-2005

Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Washington, 2001

Research Interests

Professor Nichols’ research spans a variety of fields. His doctoral work focused on simulation and analysis of turbulent reacting flows. While at Ecole Polytechnique, his research included absolute vs. convective instability, weakly nonlinear/nonparallel stability theory, global mode decomposition, secondary instability and Floquet analysis, adjoint-based methods for non-normal flow systems, dynamic mode decomposition, optimal perturbations and developing reduced order models for active flow control. At Stanford, Professor Nichols’ work included extreme-scale LES (large eddy stimulation) and computational aeroacoustics.

Currently Teaching Courses
AEM 4201 -- Fluid Mechanics
Honors and Awards

2002: Louis and Katherine Marsh Memorial Fellowship, University of Washington, 2002

Selected Publications

Cook, D.A., Thome, J.S., Brock, J.M., Nichols, J.W., Candler, G.V. , 2018, Understanding effects of nose-cone bluntness on hypersonic boundary layer transition using input-output analysis , AIAA Paper , (Journal Article) 

GS, S., Dwivedi, A., Candler, G. & Nichols, J.W., 2018, Onset of three dimensionality in supersonic flow over a slender double wedge, Physical Review Fluids, (Journal Article) 

Dwivedi, A., GS, S., Nichols, J.W., Candler G. & Jovanovic, M. R. , 2018, Instabilities in hypersonic compression ramp flow: an input-output approach, (Journal Article)

Jeun, J. & Nichols, J.W., 2018, Input-output analysis of Mach 0.9 jet noise, (Journal Article)

Nichols, J.W., 2018, Input/output analysis of F and S mode synchronization in hypersonic boundary layers, (Journal Article)