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Jones, Anya R.

Anya R. Jones
Assistant Professor
Department of Aerospace Engineering
3154 Glenn L. Martin Hall
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301-405-7988

Research Interests 

Research in experimental fluid dynamics, unsteady low Reynolds number aerodynamics, and vortex dynamics.

Background 

Anya R. Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. She received her PhD in experimental aerodynamics from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, in 2010, her S.M. in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT in 2006, and her B.S. in aeronautical and mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2004. Her research is focused on experimental fluid dynamics including unsteady low Reynolds number aerodynamics, vortex dynamics, and flow control with applications to MAVs, flapping wings, and wind/water turbines.

Education 

  • B.S. 2004, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY Aeronautical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
  • S.M. 2006, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA Aeronautics and Astronautics "Multidisciplinary Optimization of Aircraft Design and Takeoff Operations for Low Noise."
  • Ph.D. 2010, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom Aerodynamics Laboratory, Department of Engineering "Low Reynolds Number Aerodynamics of a Waving Wing."

Selected Publications 

Journals

  • Jones, A. R. and Babinsky, H. "Unsteady Lift Generation on Rotating Wings at Low Reynolds Numbers," Journal of Aircraft., Vol. 47, No. 3, May - June 2010, pp. 1013 - 1021.
  • Hileman, J. I., Spakovsky, Z. S., Drela, M, Sergeant, M., and Jones, A. "Airframe Design of 'Silent' Fuel Efficient Aircraft," Journal of Aircraft., Vol. 47, No. 3, May - June 2010, pp. 956 - 969.
  • Jones, A. R., Bakhtian, N. M., and Babinsky, H. "Low Reynolds Number Aerodynamics of Leading Edge Flaps," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 45, No. 1, January - February 2008, pp. 324 - 345.

Submitted Journal Articles

  • Jones, A. R., Pitt Ford, C. W., and Babinsky, H. "Three Dimensional Effects on Sliding and Waving Wings," to appear in Journal of Aircraft.
  • Jones, A. R. and Babinsky, H. "Reynolds Number Effects on Leading Edge Vortex Development on a Waving Wing," to appear in Experiments in Fluids.

Conference Proceedings

  • Pitt Ford, C. W., Jones, A. R., and Babinsky, H., "Low Reynolds Number Study of Wings for Micro-Air Vehicles," in the RAeS Aerodynamics Conference, Applied Aerodynamics: Capabilities and Future Requirements, Bristol, United Kingdom, July 27 - 28, 2010.
  • Jones, A. R. and Babinsky, H., "Three-Dimensional Effects on a Waving Wing," AIAA Paper 2010-0551 in the 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Orlando, Florida, Jan. 4-7, 2010.
  • Babinsky, H. and Jones, A. R., "Unsteady Lift Generation on Sliding and Rotating Flat Plate Wings," invited AIAA Paper 2009-3689 in the 39th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, San Antonio, Texas, June 22-25, 2009.
  • Jones, A. R. and Babinsky, H., "Three-Dimensional Waving Wings at Low Reynolds Numbers," AIAA Paper 2009-0790 in the 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Orlando, Florida, Jan. 5-8, 2009.
  • Jones, A. R. and Babinsky, H., "Leading Edge Flaps at Low Reynolds Numbers," AIAA Paper 2008-424 in the 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, Jan. 7-10, 2008.
  • Jones, A. R., Willcox, K. E., and Hileman, J. I., "Distributed Multidisciplinary Optimization of Aircraft Design and Takeoff Operations for Low Noise," AIAA Paper 2007-1856 in the 48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, Apr. 23-26, 2007.

Honors and Awards 

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, 2004 - 2009
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship, 2004 - 2007

Professional Memberships 

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Related News 

UMD’s Anya Jones Receives Presidential Early Career Award

Aerospace Engineering faculty member awarded U.S. government's highest honor for early-career science and engineering professionals. February 22, 2016

Jones Named AIAA Associate Fellow

Aerospace Engineering Assistant Professor Anya Jones named AIAA Associate Fellow. September 3, 2015

Bogdanowicz and Lind Win Department’s Graduate Student Research Awards Competition

Aerospace Engineering Department’s Graduate Student Research Awards Competition showcases student research. May 29, 2015

Jones Named AIAA National Capital Section's Hal Andrew Young Engineer of the Year

AIAA National Capital Section selects Anya Jones as the 2015 Hal Andrews Young Engineer/Scientist of the Year. May 8, 2015

Spooner Wins 2015 Winston Family Best Honors Thesis Award

Aerospace Engineering senior Hannah Spooner wins in 2015 Winston Family Best Honors Student Paper Awards. April 21, 2015

UMD Students Excel at AAIA Region 1 Student Paper Conference

Aerospace engineering students sweep undergrad category at AAIA Region 1 Student Paper Conference. April 1, 2015

Vera Klimchenko Wins ASME Student Paper Award

Aerospace grad student wins at ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition November 21, 2014

Aerospace Students Excel at 14th AIAA YPSE Conference

UMD students placed in both presentations and paper categories at the 14th AIAA YPSE Conference. November 10, 2014

Aerospace Engineering Faculty Honored at University Celebration of Scholarship and Research

15 Aerospace Engineering faculty were recognized for their research and scholarly achievements. May 15, 2014

Aerospace Faculty Recognized at 15th Annual Research Leaders Luncheon

15 Department of Aerospace Engineering's faculty honored for successful research funding efforts. January 23, 2014

Aerospace Student Named 2014 Future Faculty

Andrew Lind selected as one of "Tomorrow’s Great Engineering Teachers" January 13, 2014

Schlueter and Sherman Awarded 2013 NDSEG Fellowship

Kristy Schlueter and Stephen Sherman are the Newest U-Md. NDSEG Fellows April 10, 2013

David Mayo wins L-3 Fellowship

Ph.D. student David Mayo won an L-3 Graduate Fellowship for 2012-2013. September 13, 2012

Jones and Sedwick Win DURIP Instrumentation Awards

Two Aerospace faculty members won Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). June 14, 2012

Kristy Schlueter Participating in AFOSR Fellowship Program

Schleuter and Prof. Jones will be conducting flapping wing experiments June 12, 2012

Jones, Zhou Win Air Force Research Awards

Anya Jones (aerospace engineering) recognized for wing research. Alumna Enlu Zhou also receives an award. January 17, 2012

Prof. Anya Jones 2011 Recipient of NATO Research Achievement Award

Prof. Jones Receives 2011 NATO RTO Award October 28, 2011

AGRC is a Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence

Rotorcraft Center Garners VLRCOE Designation June 30, 2011

The Aerospace Department Welcomes Dr. Anya Jones

Dr. Anya Jones, Asst. Prof. Joins the Aerospace Department November 23, 2010