Personal Profile

Dario Rodriguez

Graduate Research Assistant
PhD AE

Aerospace Engineering

104 S. Mathews Ave., #406, Urbana, IL 61801

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering – Escuela Politecnica Nacional (2017)
M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2022)

Biography
Dario completed his B.Sc. majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Escuela Politecnica Nacional, Quito-Ecuador in 2017. He has previously collaborated on the development and implementation of parametric models to characterize the aerodynamics and performance of fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles. He was awarded as a Fulbright Grantee in 2020, which allow him to start his graduate studies in Aerospace Engineering at UIUC. He is currently collaborating in the implementation of Design Optimization methods applied to Scramjets at the Center for Exascale-enabled Scramjet Design

Research Interests
His interests range from engineering design optimization, high-performance computing, hypersonic propulsion to data science, machine learning, computer vision and UAVs.