Timothy P. Jung

Timothy P. Jung, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Consultant

Dr. Jung is an aeronautical engineer and a Senior Staff Consultant. He joined ESi following a 25-year career in the U.S. Air Force where he served as an aircraft commander and instructor pilot with over 2,400 flight hours in aircraft ranging from sailplanes to supersonic fighters and bombers, including the T-1A, the Beech 400 business jet.  He has a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering and extensive experience in aircraft design, aircraft performance, and wind tunnel testing. He has investigated a wide variety of engineering problems spanning from rocket fin failures to the aerodynamics of rope for the Department of Defense and private sector companies. Dr. Jung’s professional interests include aircraft design, subsonic and supersonic aerodynamics, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations, and aircraft accident reconstruction. He taught courses in flight test, aerodynamics, aircraft design, and experimental methods at the Air Force Academy and Air Force Test Pilot School.


  • Quantification of Pressure Fluctuations in a Trisonic Wind Tunnel, Supersonic Testing Association International, January 2017
  • Trisonic Wind Tunnel Investigation of Porus Wall Effects on Shock Wave Attenuation, Supersonic Testing Association International, January 2017
  • Transonic Wind Tunnel Study of Damaged AIM-9L/M Fins and Comparison to Missile DATCOM, Department of Aeronautics, U.S. Air Force Academy, December 2015
  • Modified Linear Theory Sonic Booms Compared to Experimental and Numerical Results, Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 52, No.6, September 2015
  • The Value of Semi-Empirical Analysis Models in Aircraft Design, 16th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, June 2015
  • Investigation of Transonic Stability and Performance of Atlas V Rocket, Department of Aeronautics, U.S. Air Force Academy, May 2015
  • Wind Tunnel Testing to Evaluate Static Stability of SURG Micro Air Vehicle, Department of Aeronautics, U.S. Air Force Academy, May 2014
  • Lobe Balancing Design Method to Create Frozen Sonic Booms Using Aircraft Components, Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 49, No. 6, December 2012
  • Methodology for Conducting Scaled Sonic-Boom Flight Tests Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 49, No. 5, September 2012
  • Wind Tunnel Study of Drag of Various Rope Designs, 27th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, June 2009
  • See CV for further publications.

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