Educational Background

  • B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2007
  • M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008
  • Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2013 (pending)

Research Interests

  • applied aerodynamics (experimental and computational)
  • aircraft design


  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Applied Aerodynamics
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Dynamics

Selected Publications

Cole, J., Vieira, B., Coder, J., Premi, A., and Maughmer, M., "Experimental Investigation into the Effect of Gurney Flaps on Various Airfoils", Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 50, No. 4 (2013), pp. 1287-1294.

Cole, J., Maughmer, M., and Bramesfeld, G., "Aerodynamic Design Considerations for Tiltrotor Wing Extensions and Winglets," AIAA-2013-1088, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2013.

Cole, J., Maughmer, M., and Schmidt, K., "The Flight Vehicle Design and Fabrication Course: Two Decades of Project Based Learning at Penn State," AIAA-2010-9153, 10th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, 2010.


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