Faculty Profile

Brian S Woodard

Aerospace Engineering
Brian S Woodard
Brian S Woodard
Director of Undergraduate Programs
319 K Talbot Laboratory MC 236
104 S. Wright
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 300-8109
Teaching Associate
319 K Talbot Laboratory MC 236
104 S. Wright
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 300-8109

Education

  • Doctor of Philisophy, Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012.
  • Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004.
  • Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001.

Academic Positions

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 2012 - December 2013.

Research Interests

  • High-Energy Lasers
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft icing

Selected Articles in Journals

  • B.S. Woodard, J.W. Zimmerman, G.F. Benavides, D.L. Carroll, J.T. Verdeyen, T.H. Field, W.C. Solomon, S.J. Davis, W.T. Rawlins, and S. Lee, "Gain and continuous-wave laser oscillation on the 1315 nm atomic iodine transition pumped by an Air-Helium electric discharge," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 93, 021104 (2008).
  • B.S. Woodard, J.W. Zimmerman, G.F. Benavides, D.L. Carroll, J.T. Verdeyen, A.D. Palla, T.H. Field, W.C. Solomon, S. Lee, W.T. Rawlins, and S.J. Davis, "Demonstration of an iodine laser pumped by an air-helium electric discharge," Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 43, 025208 (2010).
  • B.S. Woodard, G.F. Benavides, J.W. Zimmerman, D.L. Carroll, A.D. Palla, M.T. Day, J.T. Verdeyen, and W.C. Solomon, "Enhancement of electric oxygen-iodine laser performance using larger mode volume resonators," Optics Letters, Vol 35, 1611 (2010).
  • B.S. Woodard, M.T. Day, J.W. Zimmerman, G.F. Benavides, A.D. Palla, D.L. Carroll, J.T. Verdeyen and W.C. Solomon, ￿The influence of radio-frequency discharge geometry on O2(a1Δ) production,￿ Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, to be published (2011).

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • B.S. Woodard, J.W. Zimmerman, J.T. Verdeyen, D.L. Carroll, T.H. Field, G.F. Benavides, A.D. Palla, and W.C. Solomon, ￿Improved production of O2(a1) in transverse radio-frequency discharges,￿ HPLA 2008 Conference, Taos, NM, 21-24 April 2008, SPIE Vol. 7005, pp. 70051L-1-9 (2008).
  • B.S. Woodard, J.W. Zimmerman, G.F. Benavides, D.L. Carroll, J.T. Verdeyen, A.D. Palla, T.H. Field, W.C. Solomon, S. Lee, W.T. Rawlins, and S.J. Davis, ￿Demonstration of an iodine laser pumped by an air-helium electric discharge,￿ LASE 2009 Conference, San Jose, California, 26-27 January 2009, SPIE Vol. 7196, pp. 719606-1-12 (2009).
  • B.S. Woodard, J.W. Zimmerman, G.F. Benavides, M.T. Day, A.D. Palla, D.L. Carroll, J.T. Verdeyen, and W.C. Solomon, ￿Investigation of the Production of O2(a1) in Rectangular and Multi-Tube Radio-Frequency Discharges,￿ AIAA Paper 2010-5040, 2010.

Professional Societies

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1999-present

Teaching Honors

  • Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students - Spring 2009

Research Honors

  • Best Student Paper Award, AIAA Plasma Dynamics and Laser Conference, 2010