Title: Aerospace Engineer, Aerospace Vehicle Design and Mission Analysis
Technical Focus Area: Surrogate modeling; Multiphysics/multidisciplinary design, analysis, and optimization; Computational fluid dynamics
Missions/Projects: INCITE, Hypersonic Technology Project (HTP)/Convergent Aeronautics Solutions (CAS)
Study Topics/Expertise: Entry vehicles
Dr. Zachary Ernst is an aerospace engineer in the Vehicle Analysis Branch of the Systems Analysis & Concepts Directorate at NASA’s Langley Research Center. He is a contributor on the Multiphysics Approach for Guided Human-Scale Mars Lander Descent Simulation campaign for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science INCITE program.
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
- M.S. and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology
- Ernst, Z. J., Hickey, A. M., Robertson, B. E., and Mavris, D., “The Effect of Roll Rate on Simulated Entry Vehicle Ballistic Range Tests,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 2022, pp. 1–12. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A35131