John T. Howe

John T. Howe

John T. Howe is a mechanical engineer and former Chief Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California.

He is known for his pioneering research contributions to the aerothermodynamics of atmospheric entry, including radiative energy transfer, reactive gas flows, and innovative thermal protections systems.

John T. Howe received his B.S. from the University of Michigan in 1950 and his M.S. in 1956 and the degree of Engineer in 1958 from Stanford University, all in engineering mechanics.

He taught Hypervelocity Atmospheric Flight and Real Gas Phenomena at Stanford University.

After a brief period with Stanford Research Institute, he joined the Ames Laboratory of NACA. During his 35 years with NASA, he served as Senior Staff Scientist, Head of Aerothermodynamics, Assistant Chief for the Physics Branch, and Branch Chief for Fluid Dynamics.

He was a member of the AIAA Thermophysics Technical Committee (1982-84) and an Associate Editor for the "Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets" (1982-84). He is a recipient of the AIAA Thermophysics Award (1986) and a Fellow of AIAA.

Source: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

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