Jason Bender

  • Program Years: 2011-2015
  • Academic Institution: University of Minnesota
  • Field of Study: Hypersonic Aerodynamics
  • Academic Advisor: Graham Candler
  • Practicum(s):
    Argonne National Laboratory (2012)
    Sandia National Laboratories, California (2015)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 2016
    M.S., Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 2013
    B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2008

Current Status

  • Status: Staff Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Publications

    Nompelis, I., Bender, J. D., and Candler, G. V., "Implementation and Comparisons of Parallel Implicit Solvers for Hypersonic Flow Computations on Unstructured Meshes," AIAA Paper 2011-3547, 20th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, 27-30 June 2011, Honolulu, HI.

    Bender, J. D., Doraiswamy, S., Truhlar, D. G., and Candler, G. V., "Potential Energy Surface Fitting by a Statistically Localized, Permutationally Invariant, Local Interpolating Moving Least Squares Method for the Many-Body Potential: Method and Application to N4," The Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 140, p. 054302, 3 Feb. 2014.

    Bender, J. D., Nompelis, I., Valentini, P., Doraiswamy, S., Schwartzentruber, T., Candler, G. V., Paukku, Y., Yang, K. R., Varga, Z., and Truhlar, D. G., "Quasiclassical Trajectory Analysis of the N2+N2 Reaction Using a New Ab Initio Potential Energy Surface," AIAA Paper 2014-2964, 11th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, 16-20 June 2014, Atlanta, GA. Presented by J. D. Bender.

    Valentini, P., Schwartzentruber, T. E., Bender, J. D., Nompelis, I., and Candler, G. V., "Direct Simulation of Rovibrational Excitation and Dissociation in Molecular Nitrogen using an Ab Initio Potential Energy Surface," AIAA Paper 2015-0474, 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 5-9 Jan. 2015, Kissimmee, FL.

    Bender, J. D., Valentini, P., Nomeplis, I., Schwartzentruber, T., and Candler, G. V., "Characterization of Vibrational and Rotational Energy Transfer in N2+N2 Dissociative Collisions using the Quasiclassical Trajectory Method," AIAA Paper 2015-3253, 45th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, 22-26 June 2015, Dallas, TX. Presented by J. D. Bender.

    Kelley, J. D., Bender, J. D., Nompelis, I., and Candler, G. V., "Calculating High-Temperature Thermodynamic Properties of Diatomics in Air: Evaluation and Accuracy Assessment," AIAA Paper 2015-3635, 20th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, 6-9 July 2015, Glasgow, Scotland.

    Bender, J. D., Valentini, P., Nompelis, I., Paukku, Y., Varga, Z., Truhlar, D. G., Schwartzentruber, T., and Candler, G. V., "An Improved Potential Energy Surface and Multi-temperature Quasiclassical Trajectory Calculations of N2+N2 Dissociation Reactions," The Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol 143, p. 054304, 5 Aug. 2015.

    Valentini, P., Schwartzentruber, T. E., Bender, J. D., Nompelis, I., and Candler, G. V., "Direct Molecular Simulation of Nitrogen Dissociation Based on an Ab Initio Potential Energy Surface," Physics of Fluids, Vol. 27, p. 086102, 28 Aug. 2015.

    Awards

    Graduate Awards:
    -Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, US Department of Energy, 2011.
    -Hertz Fellowship Finalist, Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, 2011.
    -Graduate School Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2010.

    Undergraduate Awards from Cornell University:
    -Sibley Prize, 2008. For attaining the highest overall cumulative average as an undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering. Ranked 1st of 106.
    -Frank O. Ellenwood Prize, 2008.
    -Summa Cum Laude Honors in Mechanical Engineering, 2008.
    -Cornell Chronicle Senior Profile, 2008.
    -Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society Invited Membership, 2008.
    -Engineering Global Fellow, 2008. For study abroad in Rome, Italy.
    -Exemplary Student Ambassador Award, Engineering Co-op Program, 2007.
    -College of Engineering John McMullen Dean's Scholarship, 2004.

    Awards from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL):
    -Selected Participant in the Mechanical Systems Rotation Program, 2009-2010.
    -Team Bonus Awards, 2009 and 2010. For contributions to the successful development of the electromechanical actuators for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) project.