About

Dr. Ethan Pickering

Postdoctoral Associate

  • (2021- ) Postdoctoral Scholar in Mechanical Engineering, MIT (with Professor Themis Sapsis)
  • (2016-2021) Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Caltech (with Tim Colonius)
  • (2018) M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Caltech (with Tim Colonius)
  • (2016) M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University (with Alexis Abramson (now at Dartmouth) and Roger French)
  • (2015) B.S. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

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Dr. Ethan Pickering investigates chaotic systems of engineering interest that exhibit rare and extreme events. He is currently a postdoctoral associate in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working with Themis Sapsis and collaborating with numerous institutions that cover state of the art computational, experimental, and theoretical abilities.

Awards

  • Thomas J. R. Hughes Fellow, U.S. National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (2021)

  • MIT Inaugural Postdoctoral Symposium Finalist (2021)

  • International Conference of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Travel Grant (2020+1)

  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, Award Winner (2017)

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Award Winner (Declined) (2017)

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Honorable Mention (2016)

  • International Balfour Award of Sigma Chi (2016)

  • Clapp Memorial Graduate Scholarship (2016)

  • Michelson-Morley STEM Scholarship (2011)

Grants

  • ONR Grant No. N00014-16-1-2445 (with Tim Colonius): Next generation jet noise models for complex-geometry nozzles

  • ARPA-E Open 2015 (with Alexis Abramson), Virtual building energy audits

Collaborators