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Brian S Woodard

Brian S Woodard
Brian S Woodard

Brian S Woodard

Director of Undergraduate Programs
(217) 300-8109
319 K Talbot Laboratory
Teaching Associate
(217) 300-8109
319 K Talbot Laboratory

Education

  • Doctor of Philisophy, Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012.
  • Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004.
  • Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001.

Academic Positions

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 2012 - December 2013.

Research Interests

  • High-Energy Lasers
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft icing

Selected Articles in Journals

  • B.S. Woodard, J.W. Zimmerman, G.F. Benavides, D.L. Carroll, J.T. Verdeyen, T.H. Field, W.C. Solomon, S.J. Davis, W.T. Rawlins, and S. Lee, "Gain and continuous-wave laser oscillation on the 1315 nm atomic iodine transition pumped by an Air-Helium electric discharge," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 93, 021104 (2008).
  • B.S. Woodard, J.W. Zimmerman, G.F. Benavides, D.L. Carroll, J.T. Verdeyen, A.D. Palla, T.H. Field, W.C. Solomon, S. Lee, W.T. Rawlins, and S.J. Davis, "Demonstration of an iodine laser pumped by an air-helium electric discharge," Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 43, 025208 (2010).
  • B.S. Woodard, G.F. Benavides, J.W. Zimmerman, D.L. Carroll, A.D. Palla, M.T. Day, J.T. Verdeyen, and W.C. Solomon, "Enhancement of electric oxygen-iodine laser performance using larger mode volume resonators," Optics Letters, Vol 35, 1611 (2010).
  • B.S. Woodard, M.T. Day, J.W. Zimmerman, G.F. Benavides, A.D. Palla, D.L. Carroll, J.T. Verdeyen and W.C. Solomon, ?The influence of radio-frequency discharge geometry on O2(a1Δ) production,? Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol 44, 11 (2011).

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • B.S. Woodard, J.W. Zimmerman, G.F. Benavides, M.T. Day, A.D. Palla, D.L. Carroll, J.T. Verdeyen, and W.C. Solomon, ?Investigation of the Production of O2(a1) in Rectangular and Multi-Tube Radio-Frequency Discharges,? AIAA Paper 2010-5040, 2010.
  • B.S. Woodard, J.W. Zimmerman, G.F. Benavides, D.L. Carroll, J.T. Verdeyen, A.D. Palla, T.H. Field, W.C. Solomon, S. Lee, W.T. Rawlins, and S.J. Davis, ?Demonstration of an iodine laser pumped by an air-helium electric discharge,? LASE 2009 Conference, San Jose, California, 26-27 January 2009, SPIE Vol. 7196, pp. 719606-1-12 (2009).
  • B.S. Woodard, J.W. Zimmerman, J.T. Verdeyen, D.L. Carroll, T.H. Field, G.F. Benavides, A.D. Palla, and W.C. Solomon, ?Improved production of O2(a1) in transverse radio-frequency discharges,? HPLA 2008 Conference, Taos, NM, 21-24 April 2008, SPIE Vol. 7005, pp. 70051L-1-9 (2008).

Professional Societies

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1999 - present

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (Spring 2009)

Research Honors

  • Best Student Paper Award, AIAA Plasma Dynamics and Laser Conference, 2010

Courses Taught

  • AE 100 - Intro to Aerospace Engineering
  • AE 199 - Aerospace Computation
  • AE 199 - Computer Aided Design
  • AE 199 - Computer-Aided Design
  • AE 199 - Introduction to Rocketry
  • AE 199 - Space System Seminar
  • AE 298 - Research Seminar Mentoring
  • AE 298 - Brazil Engr Experience
  • AE 298 - Research Seminar Mentoring
  • AE 311 - Incompressible Flow
  • AE 312 - Compressible Flow
  • AE 443 - Aerospace Systems Design II
  • AE 460 - Aerodynamics & Propulsion Lab
  • ENG 177 - Spatial Visualization