B.S. - Mechanical Engineering, University of VirginiaPh.D. - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of VirginiaPostdoc - Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Ethan joined the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 2023. He first came to the University of Virginia as an undergraduate and completed a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2015 and a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 2021. During his graduate research, he worked at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he also served as a postdoctoral research associate prior to joining the faculty at UVA. In addition to teaching, he is active in research and helps to manage the UVA ExSiTE Lab led by Professor Patrick Hopkins. Ethan's research interests focus on the development and application of experimental techniques, including electro- and optothermal methods, to analyze heat and energy transfer in extremes of material size and environment.