Joseph E. Shepherd
C. L. Kelly Johnson Professor of Aeronautics and Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Dean of Graduate Studies
Degrees and Appointments
B.S., University of South Florida, 1976; Ph.D., Caltech, 1981. Associate Professor, 1993-99; Professor of Aeronautics, 1999-2005; Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering, 2006-08; Johnson Professor and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2008-; Dean, 2009-.
Tel: 626-395-3283306E Guggenheim Lab MC 105-50 Pasadena, CA 91125
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Joe Shepherd teaches and conducts research on fluid mechanics, chemistry, thermodynamics, and structural mechanics with applications to high-speed flight, explosion dynamics, energy conversion technologies, and propulsion.
Chemical and electric propulsion systems; explosion hazards in launch vehicles and spacecraft.
List of Research Areas
combustion, explosion, detonation, shock waves, hypersonics, structural mechanics
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