Iain Boyd

University of Michigan, USA


I. D. Boyd works as a Professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA. He received his B.S. degree in mathematics (1985) and Ph.D. degree in aeronautics and astronautics (1988) both from the University of Southampton in Southampton, UK. He then worked for four years as a Research Scientist Contractor in the Aerothermodynamics Branch at NASA Ames Research Center. He subsequently moved in 1993 to the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, where he was first appointed as an Assistant Professor and then promoted with tenure to an Associate Professor. In 1999, Dr. Boyd moved to the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan becoming a Full Professor in 2001. His research interests are concerned with numerical simulation of nonequilibrium gas and plasma dynamic systems using particle and continuum methods. All aspects of such simulations are of interest including algorithm development, modeling of physical phenomena, and application to real systems. Current application areas include hypersonic aerothermodynamics, spacecraft propulsion systems, and microscale gas flows. Dr. Boyd has published more than 150 journal articles and 250 conference papers. He is the recipient of the AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award in 1998. Dr. Boyd has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets since 1993 and is a Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Aerospace Engineering.

Biography Updated on 10 January 2011

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