My research, past and present, has been funded by multiple agencies. A partial list is included below.


About me

Spencer Bryngelson is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the California Institute of Technology, working with Professor Tim Colonius. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Exascale Simulation of Plasma-Coupled Combustion. He holds a PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, where he worked with Professor Jonathan Freund. His research focuses upon the modeling, simulation, and analysis of complex flow phenomena, with particular interest in hydrodynamic stability, control, and optimization for guided engineering design.

Experience and education

Postdoc: Computational Flow Physics Group, California Institute of Technology (2018–present)
Postdoc: XPACC, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (2017–2018)
Ph.D. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (2017)
M.S. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (2015)
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan–Dearborn (2013)
B.S. Engineering Mathematics, University of Michigan–Dearborn (2013)

Please find my research and teaching history in my curriculum vitae: CV


Professor Tim Colonius
Dr. Kevin Schmidmayer
Professor Jonathan Freund
Professor Carlos Pantano
Professor Daniel Bodony
Professor Randy Ewoldt
Dr. Florimond Guéniat

Contact Spencer Bryngelson

Get in touch with Spencer Bryngelson via email at spencer@caltech.edu