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Phillip J Ansell

Phillip J Ansell
Phillip J Ansell
Assistant Professor
(217) 300-0949
302A Talbot Laboratory

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Education

  • BS, The Pennsylvania State University, Aerospace Engineering, 2008
  • MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Aerospace Engineering, 2010
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Aerospace Engineering, 2013

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Allen Ormsbee Faculty Fellow, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Jan. 2015-present

Resident Instruction

  • AE 598 UA (Unsteady Aerodynamics)
  • AE 515 (Wing Theory)
  • AE 419 (Aircraft Flight Mechanics)
  • AE 416 (Applied Aerodynamics)
  • AE 311 (Incompressible Flow)

Research Interests

  • Applied aerodynamics, flow control, aircraft propulsion electrification, atmospheric flight sciences, unsteady aerodynamics

Research Areas

Selected Articles in Journals

Patents

  • Ansell, P.J., Hristov, G., Zimmerman, J.W., and Carroll, D.L., "Cyclotronic Plasma Actuator with Arc-Magnet for Active Flow Control," United States Patent, U.S. Patent No. 10,332,724, 25 June 2019.
  • Kerho, M.F., Bragg, M.B., Ansell, P.J., “Detector Function and System for Predicting Airfoil Stall from Hinge Moment Measurements,” Unites States Patent, US 2013/0345910 A1.

Professional Societies

  • AIAA Electrified Aircraft Technology Technical Committee, Chair (2020-present)
  • AIAA Aircraft Electrification of Propulsion and Power Working Group, Chair (2020)
  • AIAA Aircraft Electrification of Propulsion and Power Working Group, Member (2016-2020)
  • Sigma Gamma Tau (National Aerospace Engineering Honor Society), Member
  • APS, Member
  • AIAA Forums Advisory Committee (2018-present)
  • AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Technical Committee, Chair of Honors and Awards Subcommittee (2017-2020)
  • AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Technical Committee, Member (2015-2020)
  • AIAA, Senior Member

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by their Students (Fall 2012, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2019)
  • Engineering Council Outstanding Advising Award (2015)
  • AIAA Teacher of the Year (2020)

Research Honors

  • AFOSR Young Investigator Award (2015)
  • ARO Young Investigator Award (2017)
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Research (2019)
  • Allen Ormsbee Faculty Fellow (2019)

Other Honors

  • Forbes 30 Under 30 (Science) (2016)

Courses Taught

  • AE 199 - Design, Build, Fly
  • AE 416 - Applied Aerodynamics
  • AE 419 - Aircraft Flight Mechanics
  • AE 443 - Aerospace Systems Design II
  • AE 515 - Wing Theory
  • AE 598 - Unsteady Aerodynamics
  • AE 598 - Unsteady Aerodynamics Online