Carleton Knisely

PhD Student

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of California, Los Angeles


  • MS Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2015
  • BS Mechanical Engineering, Bucknell University, 2014
  • NDSEG Fellow 2015

Research Interests

  • Hypersonic boundary layer stability
  • Thermochemical non-equilibrium flows and ablation
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • High-temperature gas dynamics
  • Combustion


  • C. Knisely and X. Zhong, "An Investigation of Sound Radiation by Supersonic Unstable Modes in Hypersonic Boundary Layers", AIAA paper 2017-4516, June 2017.


  • Lacrosse
  • Snowboarding
  • German language and culture