Fellow

Clayton Geipel

Peter and Crisler Quick Jefferson Fellow
Class: 2020
Hometown: Glen Allen, Virginia
Degrees:
B.S. University of Virginia (2015)
School:
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department:
Mechanical and Aerospace and Engineering

Clayton Geipel is a doctoral candidate in mechanical and aerospace engineering with a concentration in thermofluids. His research at the U.Va. Aerospace Research Laboratory utilizes laser diagnostics to discern flame structure in a supersonic combustor. This will, in turn, aid the design of scramjet engines - jet engines that could one day allow aircraft to travel at ten times the speed of sound. Clayton recently presented this research at the 2017 US National Combustion meeting in College Park, Maryland, and at the 2017 AIAA Aviation Forum in Denver, Colorado. Clayton received his B.S. in aerospace engineering from U.Va. and, prior to pursuing his doctorate, worked at NASA Langley Research Center, Advanced Materials and Processing Branch.

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