Dr. Rodrick V. Chima
Rodrick V. Chima joined the
staff of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Glenn Research
Center in August, 1978.
Dr. Chima is currently
a member of the Inlets and Nozzles Branch where he develops computer
software for analyzing integrated inlet and compressor systems.
His programs are widely used by NASA, universities, and industries
to predict the performance of aircraft engine components such as
fans, compressors, and turbines.
A native of Akron, Ohio, Dr.
Chima graduated from the University of Akron where he earned an
M. S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1976 and a Ph.D. in 1978.
Dr. Chima has presented
technical lectures at many companies and universities, including
ONERA, the French Space Agency. He is an Associate Fellow in the
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). In 1990
he received the NASA Medal for Exceptional Engineering Achievement.
Dr. Chima is the author
or co-author of many technical papers and journal articles on computational
fluid dynamics for turbomachinery. He is currently a member of the
Inlets and Nozzles branch where he is developing computational models
for inlet/fan integration.
Rod Chima retired from NASA Glenn Research Center on June 1, 2012, with 33 years, 9 months of service.