Jason Christopher
Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering

Jason mountain biking/


Jason Christopher earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the United States Air Force Academy in 2007. While at the Academy, he interned at the Los Alamos National Laboratory researching deflagration properties of explosive materials. After the Academy, Jason earned an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Rice University with his thesis research focused on computational modeling of fluid-structure interactions of NASA parachutes; his research was advised by Dr. Tayfun Tezduyar. Upon graduation, he moved to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California where he worked as a range modernization and sustainment engineer acquiring telemetry systems to support space launch. Most recently, Jason completed an assignment as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering on the faculty of the United States Air Force Academy teaching statics and mechanics of materials, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics. Currently Jason is pursuing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering and is co-advised by Drs. Greg Rieker and Peter Hamlington. He is a major in the US Air Force and a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado. Outside of the office Jason enjoys hiking, mountain biking and, his favorite activity, spending time with his wife, Shannon, and toddler sons, Noah & Rowan.


Research Interests

Jason’s research interests lie in bridging the gap between computational methods and experimental results through various data-driven techniques.


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Other: Books, Thesis