William Cousins, Ph.D., is the Principal for Aerodynamic Technology Consulting, a firm specializing in Turbomachinery, Thermal-Fluid Systems, and Education.
Previously, Dr. Cousins was a Fellow at the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC). He provided leadership in project execution, technical direction, identification of strategic opportunities, leveraging of external relationships and staff technical guidance and mentoring.
Cousins earned B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech.
He started his professional career in 1985 with Garrett Turbine Engine Company (now Honeywell – Engines and Systems) in the area of compression system design and operability, and spent 10 years at Pratt and Whitney in the Performance Systems and Analysis Group. He joined UTRC in 2011 to support ongoing programs in the centrifugal compressor and embedded engine areas, and was the principle investigator in the embedded engine program with NASA
Glenn Research Center.
He is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a Life Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Cousins served on the Board of Governors of the ASME, and held many leadership positions in the ASME and in the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI).
He has published more than 35 peer-reviewed papers and holds multiple U.S. and international patents in the areas of compression system aerodynamics and flow control.
He serves as adjunct faculty professor at the University of Hartford, East Hartford, Connecticut, and is an industry advisor to Mechanical Engineering Departments of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Virginia, and the University of Hartford.