Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Jessica is interested in studying the fluid-structure interactions employing theoretical modeling and computational fluid dynamics. She has also worked intensively on developing a numerical technique to model the visco-elasticity and visco-elasticity for synthetic mooring systems.
Jessica received her Bachelor and Master degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University and University of Southern California, respectively, focusing on the aerodynamic characteristics of airfoils. During her PhD career, she primarily worked on investigating and modeling the nonlinear properties of synthetic mooring systems for offshore platforms. She received her PhD degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2019 and has since then continued working with her advisor Dr. Sharman as a post doc.