Hamid Jafroudi, Ph.D. Dr. Jafroudi received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran in 1973. He was awarded his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1976 and 1981 respectively.
During the last 27 years he has been involved in several multidisciplinary projects both for the aerospace industries and medical community. He was involved in the development of analytical/numerical technique for initially started flow over an elliptic and circular cylinder and analysis of a delta wing (vortex lifts) with leading edge flaps. He also served as a Lecturer at the department of aerospace engineering and taught several courses on Perturbation Theory/Gas Dynamics/Engineering Analysis.
Dr. Jafroudi worked as a consultant for the Rockwell Science Research Center on several projects such as viscous interaction with steady/unsteady full potential flow, numerical computation of transonic flow over the Large and Small Aspect Ratio Bodies, using computational and theoretical approach to asymptotic theory of transonic small disturbance wall interference. He has been a consultant to Alpha STAR Corporation since 1989. At Alpha STAR Corporation, he has worked in several disciplines such as fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, heat transfer, combustion and computational fluid dynamics.
Dr. Jafroudi began working at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., in August of 1993, as Assistant Professor of Radiology and from 1996 as Adjunct Professor of Radiology. His work at Georgetown in cooporation with NIH/FDA was the reduction of X-Ray dose to patien in the area of Film/Screen Mammograhy and Radiography.
In 1996 he returned to Alpha STAR as senior scientist and using a computational approach in structural mechanics for development of robust, ultra rapid system to reduce costs by reducing time, and risks and uncertainties in aerospace vehicle structural design. As a subcontractor Dr. Jafroudi worked on the analysis of Rigid and Flexible Semispan Wing Model for the design of High Speed Aircraft. He worked on several projects to study Technical Concept Airplane (TCA), Preliminary Technical Concept (PTC), and Alternate Concept Canard (ACC) types Wing/Body/canard models, Wing/Body/Canard/Diverter/Nacelle configurations using high fidelity computational fluid dynamics software.
From 2004 to 2005 he has been working as a lead aerodynamicist on Microcosm Falcon program for low cost and responsive small launch vehicle. He led the wind tunnel testing and computational fluid dynamics effort based on high fidelity CFD software Fluent to determine the aerodynamic forces and moments on the 1st and the 2nd staged of flight performance, GN&C analyses as well as aero-heating analysis.
Dr. Jafroudi managed a team of 9 for Deep Space Network at JPL. The work was involved of several annual meetings with the prime contractor Industry and teleconferencing with the customer and day to day activity with bd Systems employee for 24/7 at JPL. Dr. Jafroudi also helped in managing contractually several project at bd System (Now SAIC).