Jacques Richard, Instructional Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering, and Managing Program Director of NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Sites
Jacques Richard is an Instructional Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering and the Managing Program Director of NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Sites.
He received his B.S. at Boston University in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University, his M.S., and his Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Richard is passionate about engineering education factors that build critical algorithmic/computational thinking skills in diverse students. His research includes plasma turbulence and jets using linearized Boltzmann, particle, and spectral methods.
He received the NASA Performance Cash awards for analyzing aircraft turbomachinery instabilities, the Weathers National Technical Achievement award, the NASA Team Achievement Award for the Supersonic Flow drag probe, and the NASA Glenn (formerly Lewis) Research Center Teamwork Awareness Award.
Richard is involved in tutoring, mentoring, and outreach and teaches first-year engineering, aerodynamics, and space propulsion. He has authored/co-authored 45+ peer-reviewed journal and conference papers.