Alumni (Fellow)

Clayton Geipel

Peter and Crisler Quick Jefferson Fellow
Glen Allen, Virginia
B.S. University of Virginia (2015)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2020)
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Professional Sectors:
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Clayton’s dissertation is entitled “High-Spatial-Resolution Laser Diagnostics for a Dual-Mode Scramjet.” His research involves using laser diagnostics to measure the structure of flames in a supersonic combustor. This research aids in the design of scramjet engines that could one day allow aircraft to travel at hypersonic speeds. He has journal articles in peer review and has presented this work at meetings of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Combustion Institute. He received a Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship as well as fellowships to teach two U.Va. undergraduate courses: “Introduction to Aerospace Engineering” and “Flight Vehicle Dynamics.” After graduation, he will pursue employment at a government laboratory.

Thesis Description:

High-Spatial-Resolution Laser Diagnostics for a Dual-Mode Scramjet

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