Brian Maicke, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Science, Engineering, and Technology
Mechanical Engineering MS Graduate Faculty
Engineering Science Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6662
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W239
Mailing Address:
W239 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057

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Bio

Dr. Maicke earned his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Tennessee Space Institute for his research on compressible flow modeling in rockets. His teaching interests are in thermo-fluids and computer aided engineering. Dr. Maicke's research centers on using analytical and computational methods to investigate fluid phenomena in a wide range of fields. Most of his work focuses on aerospace applications, including modeling the internal flow-fields present in solid and liquid rockets, supersonic nozzle phenomena, and particle-flow interactions.

Awards

  • CMMI Student Participation Grant: Awarded to present the poster: GOALI: Predicting Acoustic Wave Dynamics in Solid and Hybrid Rocket Motors, 2011 (National Science Foundation)
  • AIAA Special Award: For outstanding research, teamwork, mentorship, and support in the fields of high speed propulsion and theoretical modeling of aerospace engineering problems, 2010 (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
  • Lloyd Crawford Fellowship, 2010 (The University of Tennessee)
  • Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant of the Year, AY 2009-2010 (The University of Tennessee)
  • Senate Joint Resolution 36: Recognizing the scholarly work appearing in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, 2009 (State of Tennessee)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Member
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Member
Research Interests
Fluid mechanics
Aerospace propulsion
Applied mathematics
Engineering education
Aerodynamics
Biofluids
Thermal management systems