Faculty

Thomas L. Jackson

Research Scientist
Phone: (352) 273-1243

Biography

Dr. Thomas L. Jackson (Citizenship: USA). Dr. Thomas L. Jackson is a Research Scientist in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Previously he was Technical Manager for the Center for Compressible Multiphase Turbulence at the University of Florida. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1985, after which he joined the staff of the Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE). From 1987 to 1992 he has been an Assistant and then an Associate Professor at Old Dominion University in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. In 1993 he returned to ICASE for five years before moving to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At Illinois he was a Research Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and a Computational Science and Engineering Affiliate. In January 2014 he moved to the University of Florida, Gainesville, where he now works. He has co-edited two books, co-authored a textbook on hydrodynamic stability, and authored or co-authored more than 250 papers. He is currently a Fellow of APS, a Fellow of ASME, a Fellow of the Combustion Institute, and an Associate Fellow of AIAA. He has been an Associate Editor for AIAA Journal, and is currently a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power. His expertise is in the area of fluid mechanics, multiphase flows, combustion, stability, solid propellant combustion, energetic material modeling, particle packing, and the large-scale simulation.

Education

PhD, Mathematics, 1985, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Teaching Interests

Rocket Propulsion, Combustion, Fluid Mechanics

Research Interests

Fluid mechanics, multiphase flows, combustion, stability, solid propellant combustion, energetic material modeling, particle packing, and the large-scale simulation.