The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Computational Engineering First Ph.D. Graduate

Dr. Roger Briley looks on as Interim Chancellor Fred Obear and his wife Ruth offer encouragement to Brian Lambert

Dr. Roger Briley looks on as Interim Chancellor Fred Obear and his wife Ruth offer encouragement to Brian Lambert

Ph.D. candidate hopes to be first computational engineering graduate

Brian Lambert, expected to be the first graduate to receive his Ph.D. in Computational Engineering from UTC, defended his dissertation, "Development and Validation of a Time Accurate Algorithm for Low Mach Number Compressible Flow" last week.

The Ph.D. degree program in Computational Engineering offered by The University of Tennessee SimCenter at Chattanooga prepares graduates for research in the design, development and application of advanced computational simulation and design software for real-world engineering problems.

Dr.Roger Briley of the Computational Engineering Program, served as chair of the dissertation committee for Lambert.

“What Brian has done is come up with a way to perform time accurate flow computational simulations, something we have not been able to do well in the past,” Briley said. “His work can be applied to rotor-craft operating at low speed, or gaseous lasers with chemical reactions. One example would be the Harrier aircraft, a British vertical takeoff aircraft used by the Marines. It lifts off like a helicopter and flies like a jet aircraft.”

Interim Chancellor Fred Obear and his wife Ruth offered Lambert encouragement.

“I look forward to presenting your diploma in December,” Obear told Lambert.