Senior Professional Staff at John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Ph.D. 2020
Harrison Yates is a Graduate of Dr. Thomas Juliano's research group receiving his Ph.D. in 2019 and is now working at Applied Physics Laboratory in the Force Projection Sector, Missile Performance Group. He received his M.S. and B.S. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 2019 and 2015, respectively. His research focused on hypersonic aerotherodynamics, with a particular emphasis on designing and testing a plasma-based active flow-control system to delay boundary-layer transition in Mach-6 flow. He also worked on the development of an improved computational technique to predict N-factors associated with the hypersonic crossflow instability, using ground-based experimental data to inform the computations. Previously, he was a research intern at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center and the University of California, Irvine, where he conducted an airborne research campaign to survey atmospheric acetone and ozone levels over a 30,000 square mile area of California using a chemical ionization mass spectrometer. He conducted undergraduate research at the University of Notre Dame under the direction of Dr. Fabio Semperlotti, characterizing the behavior of shape memory polymer composite materials. In his free time he enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, and spending time with his family and friends.