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Hoehn Engineering Building 360
(205) 837-0672

Office Hours: By appointment

Education:
  • B.S., United States Air Force Academy, Aeronautical Engineering
  • M.S., The George Washingon University, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D., University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Aerospace Engineering

David McDaniel began his career serving in the US Air Force conducting flight tests to assess the stability and control characteristics of various military aircraft to include the B-1A and B-2A bombers. He later taught aerodynamics and thermodynamics at the US Air Force Academy where he first entered into the world of computational aerodynamics. He worked as a researcher in the Aeronautics Lab at the Academy for several years developing computational techniques for high-fidelity simulations of various multidisciplinary problems. Dr. McDaniel currently serves as the lead developer for the Kestrel fixed-wing product of the CREATE effort managed by the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program. He is a senior member of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics and maintains an active DoD security clearance.