Christopher Cox

ccox at gwmail dot gwu dot edu
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The George Washington University
Science and Engineering Hall
800 22nd Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20052

Current Research

    High-order computational fluid dynamics for secondary
    flow structures in curved arteries under pulsatile
    flow conditions.

  • flux reconstruction and spectral difference methods
  • moving and deforming, unstructured grids
  • implicit time stepping
  • p-multigrid
  • high-performance parallel computing


Curriculum vitae

Academic Positions

Awards & Honors

  • The George Washington University Presidential Merit Fellowship, 2011-Present
  • The George Washington University Graduate Research Theoretical Award, 1st Place, 2015
  • ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping Division's Outstanding Technical Paper for Fluid-Structure Interaction, 2013
  • Stanford University Graduate Federal Research Assistantship Award, 2003-2005
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Donald V. Edwards Endowed Engineering Scholarship, 1998-2002
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Dean's Scholarship, 1998-2002
  • Sigma Gamma Tau National Aerospace Engineering Honor Society, 2000
  • Pi Tau Sigma International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, 2000

Industry Positions

  • Quantitative Research Analyst, McGowan Investors, 2008-2010
  • Quantitative Research Analyst, Volare Capital Management, 2006-2008
  • Design & Project Engineer, Pratt & Whitney - United Technologies Corporation, 2001


  • Member, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • Member, American Physical Society

Keywords: cfd, high-order, incompressible flow, spectral difference, flux reconstruction, LU-SGS implicit time stepping

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