Graham Candler McKnight Presidential Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Russell J. Penrose Professor, Associate Department Head University of Minnesota
AIAA Aviation Forum 2019
Graham V. Candler is the Russell J. Penrose and McKnight Presidential Chair of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University in 1988. His current research interests are in the areas of computational fluid dynamics of hypersonic flows, CFD method development, high-temperature nonequilibrium gas dynamics, re-entry and hypersonic aerodynamics, and stability and transition of hypersonic flows. In his research, he supervised the development of the data-parallel line-relaxation method and the widely used NASA DPLR CFD code; he was instrumental in the development of the STABL boundary layer stability analysis tool, and its three-dimensional version, STABL-3D. He is a co-developer of the unstructured grid extension of the DPLR code, US3D, which is becoming a leading method for hypersonic and re-entry flow simulations. He has used these simulation tools to study a wide range of supersonic and hypersonic flows, including supersonic parachutes, ablating re-entry vehicles, scramjet flow paths, and hypersonic transition processes with high-enthalpy effects. He has published over 400 articles in various journals, conferences, and books. His awards include the AIAA Dryden Lectureship in Research (2018); AIAA Fluid Dynamics Award (2012); Department of Defense National Security Science and Engineering Fellowship (2009); AIAA Thermophysics Award (2007); Fellow of AIAA (2007); AIAA Outstanding Paper in Aerodynamic Measurement and Ground Testing (2006); University of Minnesota George Taylor Distinguished Research Award (2002); AIAA Best Technical Paper in Thermophysics (1990, 2001).