David E. Manosalvas-Kjono

Project: Dynamic flow control systems for vehicles

David is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University, where he works in the Aerospace Computing Laboratory under the advisement of Professor Antony Jameson.

David’s research focuses on the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for the design of add-on mechanisms to reduce aerodynamic drag, energy consumption, and harmful emissions in heavy vehicles. His research interests include active flow control; ground vehicle, aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) aerodynamic design; shape and topology optimization; and numerical methods.

He is one of the developers of SU2, which is an open-source CFD suite, and part of the core aerodynamic design team for the 2015 Stanford Solar Car.

David received an A.A.S. in Integrated Engineering Technology from College of DuPage in 2007, a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University in 2011, and a M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University in 2014. David is passionate about the use of computational tools and optimization techniques for the development of green energy technologies, technology transfer, and using innovation and entrepreneurship to strengthen the impact of technological advancements.