Sean Wakayama

Last Update 15 September 1994

Current State

Sean Wakayama is a doctoral candidate and graduate research assistant at Stanford University. He will finish at Stanford, one way or another, by January 1995, and so would be quite interested to hear of any good job openings. His major project is determining optimal wing shapes for commercial transport aircraft. He has written a complete method for doing this, including optimization algorithms as well as analyses for drag, structural weight, and maximum lift. On the side, Sean is an accomplished amateur clarinetist and the author of an engineering flight simulator: through anonymous ftp to, check out the file /info-mac/sci/cessna-simulation-032.hqx



Memberships and Awards


Wakayama, S., Kroo, I., "Subsonic Wing Design Using Multidisciplinary Optimization," Proceedings of the 5th AIAA/USAF/NASA/ISSMO Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, AIAA-94-4409, Sept. 1994.

Wakayama, S., Kroo, I., "A Method for Lifting Surface Design Using Nonlinear Optimization," AIAA 90-3290, Sept. 1990.

Kroo, I., Wakayama, S., "Nonlinear Aerodynamics and the Design of Wing Tips," Final Reports, Years 2 and 3, NASA Grant # NCC2-683, 1992 and 1993.


Sean is originally from Hawaii, dreams of settling on the West Coast, and is still single. (Sean Wakayama)