MABE student Jared Carnes has been selected for a Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship, one of the most prestigious scholarships within the vertical lift and rotorcraft community.
Of the twenty-seven scholarship winners, Carnes was the only one from the University of Tennessee.
Each year, the Vertical Flight Society awards the VFF scholarships to college students who are demonstrating an interest in pursuing an engineering related career in vertical flight technology.
Carnes is a graduate research assistant in the Revolutionary Aerodynamics Innovation and Research Group, and is pursuing his PhD in aerospace engineering under the direction of Assistant Professor Jim Coder.
His research focuses on predicting and analyzing helicopter aerodynamics using computational fluid dynamics.
“I am particularly interested in developing state-of-the-art tools to predict helicopter performance, such as rotor thrust and rotor power,” said Carnes. “The advancement of these tools can help lower cost in the design stage and inform designers on the best ways to improve their design.”
After completing his PhD, Carnes plans to continue working in the field of rotorcraft aerodynamics in the academic or research field.