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Department of Aeronautics

Faculty and Staff

 

Lt Col Devin O'Dowd

Instructor

EDUCATION:
D.Phil, Engineering Science, University of Oxford, 2011
MS, Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington, 1998
BS, Aeronautical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, 1997

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:
Cerro Coso Community College, Adjunct Instructor, 2000-2001, part time
U.S. Air Force Academy, Instructor, 2005-2007, full time
U.S. Air Force Academy, Assistant Professor, 2014-present, full time

NON-ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:
Chief, GPS Architectures & Requirements Branch, Global Positioning Systems Directorate, 2011-2013
Chief, Ballistic Missile Subsystems Branch, National Air & Space Intelligence Center, 2003-2004
Advanced Systems Analyst, National Air & Space Intelligence Center, 2002-2003
B-1 and B-52 Flight Test Engineer, 31 Test & Evaluation Squadron, 1998-2002

CERTIFICATIONS OR PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS:
Certified Acquisition Professional, T&E Level 3, SE Level 3, PM Level 1
Space Professional, Level 2
EIT, 1997

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANZATIONS:
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Senior Member
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honorary)
Sigma Gamma Tau (Aerospace Engineering Honorary)

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Numerous other military outstanding achievement awards
Field Grade Officer of the Year, GPS Systems Engineering Division, 2011
Field Grade Officer of the Quarter, GPS Systems Engineering Division, 2Q11???
Brig. Gen. Daniel Daley Award (for service to the USAFA Dept of Aeronautics), Spring 2007
Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, USAFA Dept of Aeronautics, 2Q05
Gordon C. Oates Memorial Endowed Fellowship, 1997

SERVICE ACTIVITIES (inside/outside institution):
Taking on role as Deputy for Personnel, USAFA Dept of Aeronautics
Taking on role as Tau Beta Pi DFAN Faculty Advisor
Taking on role as Academic Advisor, Department of Aeronautics, USAFA
RECENT PRINCIPAL PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS (within the last five years):
• O'Dowd, D. O., "UTC Leap Seconds: The GPS Directorate Perspective," presented at United Nations' International Telecommunications Union, Geneva Switzerland, 19-20 Sep 2013.
• Global Positioning Systems Directorate, "Lower Cost Solutions for Providing Global Positioning System (GPS) Capability", Co-Authored Report to Congressional Committees, April 2013 (based on House Report 112-279, pages 70-71).
• O'Dowd, D. O., "Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT)" presented to Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) Space Industry Study Group, 6 Apr 2012
• O'Dowd, D. O., "Status and Modernization of the US Global Positioning System," presented at multiple international conferences, including European Union, Japan, Russia and China, 2011-2013.
• Global Positioning Systems Directorate, "Augmentation of the GPS Constellation with Commercial Mini-satellites", Co-Authored Report to Congressional Committees, 16 May 2011 (based on House Report 110-477, page 464).
• O'Dowd, D. O., Zhang, Q., He, L., Cheong, B. C. Y., and Tibbott, I., "Aerothermal Performance of a Cooled Winglet at Engine Representative Mach and Reynolds Numbers," ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 135, No. 1, p. 011041, 2013.
• Zhang, Q., O'Dowd, D. O., He, L., Oldfield, M. L. G., and Ligrani, P. M., "Transonic Turbine Blade Tip Aerothermal Performance With Different Tip Gaps—Part I: Tip Heat Transfer," ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol., 133, No. 4, p. 041027, 2011.
• O'Dowd, D. O., Zhang, Q., He, L., Oldfield, M.L.G., Ligrani, P. M., Cheong, B. C. Y., and Tibbott, I., "Aerothermal Performance of a Winglet at Engine Representative Mach and Reynolds Numbers," ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 133, No. 4, p. 041026, 2011.
• Zhang, Q., O'Dowd, D. O., He, L., Wheeler, A. P. S., Ligrani, P. M., and Cheong, B. C. Y., "Overtip Shock Wave Structure and Its Impact on Turbine Blade Tip Heat Transfer," ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 133, No. 4, p. 041001, 2011.
• O'Dowd, D. O., Zhang, Q., He, L., Ligrani, P. M., and Friedrichs, S., "Comparison of Heat Transfer Measurement Techniques on a Transonic Turbine Blade Tip," ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 133, No. 2, p. 021028, 2011.
• O'Dowd, D. O., "Aero-Thermal Performance of Transonic High-Pressure Turbine Blade Tips," University of Oxford Doctoral Thesis, December 2010.
• O'Dowd, D. O., Zhang, Q., Usandizaga, I., He, L., and Ligrani, P. M., "Transonic Turbine Blade Tip Aero-Thermal Performance With Different Tip Gaps: Part II—Tip Aerodynamic Loss," ASME Paper GT2010-22780, June 2010.

RECENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITES (within the last five years):
Air War College (AWC), Correspondence, 2012-Present
Intermediate Developmental Education In-Residence (PhD Program), University of Oxford, 2008
Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence, Maxwell AFB, AL, 2007
Squadron Officer School, In-Residence, Maxwell AFB, AL, 2003
Numerous conference presentations and attendances

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