Aerodynamics, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Aircraft Design, Wind Energy
Andrew Ning joined the BYU Mechanical Engineering Department in 2014. His research focuses on aerodynamics and multidisciplinary optimization with applications in aircraft design and wind energy. Prior to joining BYU, he was a Senior Engineer and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). At NREL he lead research studies in wind turbine design optimization and developed open-source tool sets for wind turbine aero/structural analysis. He received his Ph.D. (2011) and M.S. (2008) degrees from Stanford University in the Aeronautics & Astronautics Department. His dissertation focused on the aerodynamics and performance of flying transport aircraft in formation. As a recipient of the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, he also conducted research in multifidelity optimization algorithms and design optimization of tailless aircraft. In 2006, he received a B.S. degree Magna Cum Laude and with University Honors from Brigham Young University in Applied Physics.