Christopher Roy

Professor and Assistant Department Head for Graduate Studies

  • Ph.D., 1998, Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University
  • M.S., 1994, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • B.S.E., 1992, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University

Computational Fluid Dynamics, Verification and Validation

  • 2013 - Present, Professor, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2007 - 2013, Associate Professor, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2003 - 2007, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Auburn University
  • 1998 - 2003, Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Faculty Fellow Award, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech, April 2009
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, received in a ceremony at the White House, July 26, 2006
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2006
  • DOE Defense Programs Early Career Scientist and Engineer Award, 2005
  • Alumni Engineering Council Research Award, Junior Faculty - Sam Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University, 2005
  • Student Government Association Outstanding Faculty Member Award for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University, April 2005
  • Fred H. Pumphrey Teaching Award, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University, March 2005
  • NASA Group Achievement Award - National Air and Space Administration. Aerothermodynamics Team, 2004
  • Nova Award for contributions to the Space Shuttle Columbia accident investigation team, Lockheed Martin, 2004
  • Employee Recognition Award for outstanding contributions to the B61 jet-fin interaction team, Sandia National Laboratories, March 2001
  • Sandia Award for Excellence - Sandia National Laboratories. For technical excellence in computational aerodynamics, 2000
  • AIAA - Associate Fellow
  • AIAA Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee, Member 2003 - 2008
  • Technical Program Chair, 18th AIAA CFD Conference, Miami, FL, June 2007
  • Instructor for AIAA Professional Short Course: Verification and Validation in Scientific Computing

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Numerical solution to the Euler & Navier-Stokes equations

Verification and Validation

Assessing mathematical & physical correctness of simulations

Turbulence Modeling

Advanced modeling approaches to fluid turbulence

Combustion and Propulsion

Simulation of chemically reacting flows

Gas Dynamics / Nonequilibrium Flows: compressible flows

Compressible flows & thermochemistry simulation

Microscale Gas Flows

Modeling the flow of gases through microscale devices