Micah Howard Principal Member, Technical Staff Sandia National Laboratories
AIAA Aviation Forum 2020
Micah Howard is a Principal Member of Technical Staff in the Aerosciences Department at Sandia National Laboratories, where he has focused on computational science and engineering for aerodynamics and aerothermodynamics. He completed his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and joined Sandia in 2010. He is leading the SPARC project at Sandia, which is a part of the U.S. Exascale Computing Project and the DOE/NNSA Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program. The SPARC project is focused on research, development and delivery of a credible, Exascale-capable hypersonic reentry aerothermodynamics modeling and simulation code that is designed to provide both performance on and portability across next-generation HPC platforms. Additionally, he has provided technical leadership and subject matter expertise for aerodynamic and thermal protection system design and analysis for multiple U.S. hypersonics projects. He serves on several national level engagements on the topics of hypersonic CFD and ablation modeling and is an active member of AIAA.