Dan joined Analytical Methods, Inc. in 1981 and has over 35 years with the company in various roles from CFD analyst, software developer, to Engineering Services Manager for Commercial Services. He has direct experience with CFD analysis methods in support of aerodynamic design and certification. Dan provides leadership, direction, and mentorship to engineering staff and promotes the services of the company to potential clients including work scope, proposal development and contract negotiations.
B.S. Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington
M.S. Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington
Jim Nathman, PhD
Director of Software Research & Development
Dr. Nathman joined Analytical Methods, Inc. in 1981 as a research scientist. Jim is currently the Director of Research Development, Software, which includes: VSAERO, a general 3D panel method with boundary layer; ICE, a three-dimensional icing collection efficiency code, and OMNI3D, a portable graphics display program. CAMRAD II and MSES are ported and tested by Dr. Nathman. He has trained approximately 100 users and provides customer support
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
Ph.D. Aeroelasticity, Stanford University
Ian J. Gilchrist
Chief Technical Officer
Ian Gilchrist has over 50 years of experience in aerodynamic design, analysis, and testing and has worked at Analytical Methods, Inc. since 1985. His specialty is the design of airfoils and wings for transonic airplanes but he has broad experience in the aerodynamic design of air and land vehicles. He has contributed to the design and modification of numerous aircraft by combining the application of computational methods with wind tunnel testing. He has also developed codes for use in preliminary design. He has managed and participated in diverse applications of CFD codes to the solution of aerodynamic problems. Ian is now semi-retired.
Education: Diploma in Technology with First Class Honors in Aeronautical Engineering from Loughborough University of Technology, England.
Senior Engineer, Flight Sciences Lead
Sasan is a former Boeing engineer with over 30 years of experience in the field of CFD software analysis tool development and application. Sasan is a Senior Engineer and fills the role of a Lead Flight Sciences engineer in our Engineering Services group.
Education: BS and MS in Aerospace Engineering from San Diego State University.
Wei-Nan “Fox” Lin
Fox recently joined the engineering team after nearly five years with Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He provides CFD analysis support to clientele in our Engineering Services group.
BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
MSE in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University.