Faculty Profile

Phillip J Ansell

Aerospace Engineering
Phillip J Ansell
Phillip J Ansell
Assistant Professor
312 Talbot Laboratory MC 236
104 S. Wright
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 300-0949

Primary Research Area

  • Aerodynamics


  • 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, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Jan. 2015-present

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Resident Instruction

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

Research Interests

  • Applied aerodynamics, unsteady flows, wake and shear flows, experimental aerodynamics, flow control, aircraft design, aircraft performance

Research Areas

Selected Articles in Journals


  • 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

  • Sigma Gamma Tau, Member
  • APS, Member
  • AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Technical Committee, Associate Member
  • AIAA, Member

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by their Students (Fall 2012, Fall 2015, Spring 2016 )
  • Engineering Council Outstanding Advising Award (2015)

Research Honors

  • William T. Piper General Aviation Systems Award (2013 )
  • AFOSR Young Investigator Award (2015)

Other Honors

  • Mavis Future Faculty Fellowship (2011-2012)
  • Forbes 30 Under 30 (Science) (2016)