*If you’d like, you can download a PDF copy of my CV or my one-page Resume.*

Education

  • Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN
    • Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering – May, 2021 (expected)
      Research Topic: The Effects of Acoustic Disturbances on Hypersonic Boundary Layer Transition
    • M.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering – May, 2017
      GPA: 3.64
  • Lehigh University – Bethlehem, PA
    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering – May, 2015 (expected: May, 2016)
      GPA: 3.27

Work Experience

  • von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
    Graduate Research Fellow (2020-present)
    Application of linear stability theory to hypersonic boundary layer transition problems.
  • Purdue University
    Graduate Student (2015-present)
    Research using high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics (CFD), currently focusing on direct numerical simulation of hypersonic boundary layers.
  • NASA Glenn Research Center, Propulsion Systems Analysis Branch
    Pathways Co-op Student (2016-present)
    Systems-level analysis of next-generation propulsion systems, focusing primarily on hypersonic turbine-based combined cycle (TBCC) engines. Also led the design of a ground effect vehicle for commercial passenger transport.
  • Lehigh University
    • Research Assistant, Aerospace Systems Laboratory  (2013-2015)
      Assisted, supervised, and performed tests using the lab’s closed-loop subsonic wind tunnel; Worked on U.S. Army-funded research to develop a gun-launched surveillance drone; upgraded tunnel test setup.
    • Undergraduate Research Fellow, Bionanomechanics Laboratory (2014-2015)
      Performed independent research on a novel method of fabricating microfluidic devices using direct light processing lithography on a microscopic scale

Publications and Presentations

  • Andrews G., and Poggie, J.; “Effects of Freestream Acoustic Disturbances on Hypersonic Boundary Layer Stability,” AIAA Aviation 2020
  • Andrews, G.; “Stability of the Nozzle Wall Boundary Layer in the VKI Longshot Tunnel,” von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, 2020.
  • Andrews G., and Poggie, J.; “Stability of Cylindrical and Conical Hypersonic Boundary Layers,” AIAA SciTech 2019.
  • Andrews, G. “A Hybrid Length Scale Similarity Solution for Swirling Turbulent Jets,” 31st Congress of the International Council on Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS),  2018.
  • Andrews G., Black, A., Graham, J. , and Rique, O.; “Preliminary Design of a Rotating Detonation Engine for Launch Vehicle Applications,” AIAA SciTech 2018.
  • He, R., Wang, S., Andrews, G. Wentao, S., and Liu, Y.; “Generation of Customizable Micro-wavy Pattern through Grayscale Direct Image Lithography,” Scientific Reports, 2016.
  • “Digital Light Processing Methods for Rapid Fabrication of Micro-Fluidic Devices in an Out-of-Cleanroom Environment,” Lehigh University Undergraduate Research Symposium, 2015.

Honors and Awards

  • Belgian American Educational Foundation – von Karman Institute Fellowship – 2020
  • Outstanding Service Scholarship (Purdue University College of Engineering) – 2020
  • Abe Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement in Aeronautics (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) – 2019
  • Aviation Week & Space Technology’s 20 Twenties 2017 Recipient – “In Support of Tomorrow’s Engineering Leaders”
  • Graduate Individual Aircraft Design Competition (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) – 2017 (Second Place)
  • Ross Graduate Fellowship (Purdue University) – 2017, 2019
  • Y.B. Wei Prize in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (Lehigh University Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics) – 2014 “In Recognition of Outstanding Academic Achievements and Demonstrated Leadership Qualities,”
  • Pi Tau Sigma; Sigma Gamma Tau – International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society; National Aerospace Engineering Honor Society

Outreach and Community Engagment Experience

  • Creator, organizer, and director of Purdue Space Day’s outreach program, a STEM advocacy initiative which brings educational engineering activities to over 1,500 students in Northern Indiana each year.
  • Creator and director of “Project HALO”, a NASA-funded collaboration between Purdue University and local high schools which introduces students to engineering by allowing them to design, build, and launch a scientific balloon payload to 100,000 feet.
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) – Current chair of a national-level working group for educational outreach; formerly founded first AIAA student branch at Lehigh University and served as Branch Chairman.
  • Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) – Led educational outreach efforts for a rotation at the Mars Desert Research Station by collecting “letters to Mars” from ~250 schoolchildren and responding both via letter and via a series of YouTube videos.

Previous Projects

  • NASA Convergent Aeronautics Solutions (CAS) Micro-Seedling – A Wing-in-Ground-Effect (WIG) Aircraft for Coastal Transport – Led the conceptual design of an air transportation concept to alleviate congestion in highly-trafficked airspaces.
  • Lehigh University Mechanical Engineering Capstone Project – Energy Harvesting from Diaphragm Pumps – Worked as lead engineer with a team of students to develop and test a novel power-generation device and develop an associated business model.
  • Lehigh University AIAA Club Project – Autonomous Quadrocopter for AHS Student Challenge Worked as project manager; led the design of a robotic vehicle for autonomous search missions.

Relevant Skills

  • Computational modelling (thermodynamic and fluids analysis) at both low- and high-fidelity levels using a variety of commercial, open-source, and home-grown tools
    • Programming languages: Python, Fortran, C++, C, and MATLAB
    • CFD tools: SU2, ANYS Fluent, plus several in-house codes; stability codes LASTRAC and STABL
    • CAD packages: SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Inventor
  • Strong hands-on background in hardware fabrication and prototyping

Other Activities

  • AIAA member (active in national outreach efforts as part of the K-12 Educational Outreach Committee)
  • Extensive advocacy and organizational experience leading state- and nationwide STEM advocacy programs for schoolchildren.
  • Lehigh AIAA (founder/president); Lehigh Philharmonic Orchestra, Wind Ensemble & Marching 97 (principal horn)
  • Amateur pianist and horn player; travel and adventure enthusiast; instrument- and tailwheel-rated commercial pilot; scuba diver, sailor, occasional mechanic, and frequent tinkerer.