Joseph (Joey) is currently working with NASA’s Minnesota Space Grant High-altitude Ballooning Team on a project that aims to characterize the particulate content of the stratosphere. Specifically, he is supporting the development of a low-cost particulate-measuring payload that uses an optical particle counter to perform in-situ particulate measurements. His role then includes using the resulting data as inputs to simulations of hypersonic boundary layers to study their interaction with the flow field and initiation of the boundary layer transition process.
Joey recently earned a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (UMNTC) in May 2018. He is furthering his education at the UMNTC by pursuing a graduate degree from the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Department, where he is focusing on research in hypersonic aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics.