B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1988
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1990
Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1992
Dr. Rodney D.W. Bowersox is the Department Head and Ford Motor Co. Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, in College Station, TX. He started his career at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He then moved to the University of Alabama in 1997, and then Texas A&M University in 2002, where he has served as Department Head since 2012.
His research and teaching are focused on theoretical and experimental hypersonic viscous flows, non-equilibrium gas dynamics, and high-speed aerodynamics. He founded and directs the Texas A&M University National Aerothermochemistry and Hypersonics Laboratory. His research is sponsored primarily by the Air Force, Department of Defense, NASA, Navy, and private industry. Dr. Bowersox is a DoD Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow, a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, and the International Society of Airbreathing Propulsion. He is an Associate Editor for the AIAA Journal and the AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power.