David Gonzalez Aerodynamics and Flight Dynamics, Control Program Officer, Aerospace Sciences Division Office of Naval Research
AIAA AVIATION Forum 2021
Dr. David González is the Program Officer for Aerodynamics portfolio in the Aviation, Force Protection, and Integrated Defense Department (Code 35) at the Office of Naval Research (ONR). He received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2016 with a focus on high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics and Lagrangian post-processing techniques. He began working at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) in 2005. During his tenure at NSWC IHD, his work focused on the aerodynamic analysis of tactical solid rocket motor missiles/rockets as well as conventional and guided munitions. As the senior propulsion technologist, Dr. González led a team of engineers in the development of air-breathing munitions for next-generation Naval fires applications and coordinated multi-disciplinary, multi-organizational teams in the execution of various weapons programs for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Army. As the Program Officer for Aerodynamics at ONR, Dr. González’s portfolio includes a variety of basic and applied research SBIR/STTR programs executed at the Department of Defense, domestic and international academic institutions, and industry. A primary focus of these efforts is developing novel, next-generation capabilities for future air vehicle platforms and weapon systems. He is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA), serving in the Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee as the chair of the Computational Fluid Dynamics Subcommittee. Dr. González also serves in various committees within the Joint Army Navy NASA Air Force (JANNAF) Interagency Propulsion Committee.