David L. Darmofal

Jerome C. Hunsaker Professor
MacVicar Fellow
Director of Digital Learning
(On Sabbatical)
Pronouns He/His

My wife and I are Heads of House at the wonderful MIT graduate student residence "The Warehouse."

Contact Info

Office Phone

617.258.0743

Email

Office

Website/Lab

Administrative Contact

Pam Fradkin
617.258.9729

Financial Officer

Ping Lee
617.253.8964

Specialization and Research Interests

My principal areas of interest are computational methods for partial differential equations, especially fluid dynamics; and engineering education innovation.

Teaching Interests

I teach subjects at the undergraduate and graduate level on computational methods and fluid dynamics.

Academic Degrees

B.S.E., 1989; University of Michigan; S.M. 1991, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., 1993, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Society Memberships

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society for Engineering Education, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

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Awards & Honors

2021
Michael M. Byram Distinguished Visiting Professorship, University of Colorado, Boulder, Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences
2017
Undergraduate Advisor Award, MIT American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Student Chapter
2013
Visiting Scholar, Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge
2012
Bisplinghoff Faculty Fellow, MIT AeroAstro
2012
Alumni Merit Award, University of Michigan Department of Aerospace Engineering
2011
Earll M. Murman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising, MIT
2010
Associate Fellow, AIAA
2004, 2013
Undergraduate Teaching Award, MIT AIAA Student Chapter
2004
MacVicar Faculty Fellow, MIT
2002
Junior Bose Award for Teaching, MIT School of Engineering
1998
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation

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