J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering
103A Doherty Building, 3123 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843
Jacob Rogers is a Ph.D. student in the J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering and a National Science Foundation graduate fellow with a strong background in solid mechanics and hypervelocity impact damage mechanics. He completed his undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU) in May of 2019. While at MSU, he was named a Stephen D. Lee Scholar and awarded Aerospace Engineering Student of the Year, multiple first-place research symposium awards, and two undergraduate fellowships. He had the opportunity to research hypervelocity impacts under the guidance of Professor Thomas E. Lacy for two years. Upon admission to Texas A&M University, he received a graduate research assistant (GAR) position and was also awarded a Mechanical Engineering Graduate Merit Fellowship. He is currently researching hypervelocity impact (2-8 km/s) phenomena and materials for extreme environments at the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station-Hypervelocity Impact Laboratory. His research interests also include computational mechanics, hypersonics, ultra-high strain-rate materials, and micrometeoroid/orbital debris (MMOD) impacts. Jacob is a member of ASME, AIAA, and the International Ballistics Society (IBS).