Jamey D. Jacob, Ph.D., P.E.
John Hendrix Chair and Director, Unmanned Systems
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Oklahoma State University
Jamey D. Jacob is a professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering with funded research in aerospace applications from DARPA, AFOSR, SOCOM, NASA, NextGen Aeronautics, General Electric Aircraft Engines, Boeing, and others. Main research interests include aircraft configuration optimization, low speed aerodynamics, micro- and nano-air vehicles, vortex flows, inflatable wings, active flow control, and wind tunnel and flight testing and other experimental methods, including modern measurement techniques, particularly non-intrusive global methods such as digital particle image velocimetry. Jamey is the author of over 50 papers and technical reports in the areas of aerodynamics, flow control, and fluid mechanics.
Jamey received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1990 and his M.S and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and 1995, respectively. He was a National Research Council Summer Faculty Fellow in the Air Force Research Laboratory at WPAFB in both 2003 and 2004. Jamey spent 10 years as a professor at the University of Kentucky in the Mechanical Engineering Dept.
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Native Oklahoman, born in Dale, Oklahoma, attended Dale School, Associate Degree from MIT (Murray in Tishomingo). Graduated with a Marketing Degree from OSU and received a Second Lieutenant Commission in ROTC. Served in the U.S. Army at Ft. Lee, VA, Army Reserves in TN, the 45th Infantry Division in OK, and retired after ten years’ service as a Captain
Kroger Super Markets was Leonard’s first employer after graduation from OSU, followed by five years with Scott Paper Company/Kimberly-Clark as Midwest District Manager. Never knowing what he wanted to do as a career, he built a restaurant chain, was VP of Carousel Fashions in New York and Hollywood, developed Rockport Rachet and Yacht Club and the Davis Mountain Resort in TX, and other real estate ventures. In between times he imported oil field pipe and equipment, owned a bonding company, and partnered with wife Marilyn in a travel agency.
Leonard served in the Legislature for 18 years and as the OK County Assessor for 14 years.
Other activities: On the Board of Trustees for Oklahoma School of Science and Math, BOARD OF REALTORS, REAL ESTATE Appraisal Institute, OKC Chamber of Commerce, Economic Club, Men’s Dinner Club, OSU President’s Club, OC Associates, Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, a Deacon at the Cherokee Hills Church of Christ plus several other professional and civic activities.
Leonard is a Paul Harris Fellow and has 23 years perfect attendance in Rotary Club 29.