Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of California Davis
Location: Davis, California, United States
Jean-Jacques Chattot, Professor Emeritus at the University of California Davis, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in aerospace engineering.
Dr. Chattot enjoyed nearly 25 years as a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California Davis before being granted emeritus status in 2013. He began teaching in 1989 and was the endowed chair of the department from 2005 until 2010. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Chattot spent nearly two decades in the French aerospace research industry working with ONERA, MATRA and the Aerospatiale Systems Division. His work included leading numerical simulation groups, analysis of the then-recently created Airbus wing, and developing the first 3D transonic code in the French aerospace industry. Dr. Chattot has been trained in aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics, and has spent the last ten years focused on conducting research into wind turbine aerodynamics and aeroelastic simulation in major projects underwritten by General Electric.
Throughout his career, Dr. Chattot has been extensively published, and he takes special pride in his most recent works, two books on aerodynamics and fluid dynamics published by exclusive academic publisher Springer Verlag. He holds a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de L’Aéronautique in Paris, and earned a Doctor of Philosophy in mechanical engineering from the University of California Berkeley in 1971. He returned to France to study mathematics at the University of Paris-Sud, earning an additional Doctor of Science degree in 1979. Dr. Chattot credits his success on his professors, who helped motivate him and teach him to navigate academia. Likewise, he considers his grandfather, a World War I pilot and mechanic, to be his main inspiration to pursue the field. As a part of his commitment to professional excellence, Dr. Chattot is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineering, and hopes to continue teaching in the coming years.
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