Last Update 15 September 1994
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 sumex-aim.stanford.edu, check out the file /info-mac/sci/cessna-simulation-032.hqx
- 1989-present: Research Assistant, Stanford University.
- 1989: Engineer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
- 1988: Member of Technical Staff, Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
- B.S., Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology, June 1988.
- M.S., Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology, June 1988.
- Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, expected January 1995.
Memberships and Awards
- Member AIAA.
- Robert H. Cannon Jr. Summer Fellow, Stanford University, 1992.
- Treasurer, Stanford Student AIAA, 1991-1992.
- Clarinetist, Stanford Symphonic Band.
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.
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