Professor Rogers received his Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering, Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Dr. Rogers was one of the original faculty who established the Aerospace Engineering Department at the United States Naval Academy in 1964. He has both an experimental and a theoretical research background. He has research interests in the areas of hypersonic viscous flow, boundary layer theory, computational fluid mechanics, flight dynamics, highly interactive computer graphics, computer aided design and manufacturing, numerical control and computer aided education.
Professor Rogers is the author of five textbooks including Laminar Flow Analysis, Mathematical Elements for Computer Graphics, Procedural Elements for Computer Graphics, and Computer Aided Heat Transfer Analysis. He is also the co-editor of four books from the State-of-the-Art Series on Computer Graphics and the Proceedings of ICCAS 82 - the International Conference on Computer Automation of Ship Design and Ship Production. His books have been translated into six foreign languages. Over 100,000 copies of his books are in print.
He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of ACM SIGGRAPH.
Dr. Rogers is the founder and former Director of the Computer Aided Design Interactive Graphics Group at the United States Naval Academy. Currently he serves as the head of the supercomputing and visualization group. He is the former editor for the Springer-Verlag Series, Monographs in Visual Communication, and the founding editor of the journal Computers & Education. He also is a member of the editorial board of The Visual Computer and of Computer Aided Design. He is a former member of the AIAA Thermophysics TC and is currently a member of the AIAA Interactive Computer Graphics TC. He habitually serves on the technical program or organizing committees of both national and international conferences.
Professor Rogers was the Fujitsu Scholar at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia during 1987 and Visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in 1982. He was an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London in England during 1977-78, where he studied naval architecture.
As one of the original faculty in the Aerospace Engineering Department at the United States Naval Academy he has probably educated more astronauts than anyone else in the country.
Dave Rogers holds an ATP pilot certificate. He owns and flies a 1969 E33A Bonanza, N2255A. He is the chief pilot for the flight test engineering course at the United States Naval Academy. He is a contributing editor for the Newsletter of the World Beechcraft Society, for which he writes technical flying articles.
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