- Faculty affiliate, Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation
- Member, Engineering Education Research Taskforce, College of Engineering
- Aerospace Engineer, Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering
- NSF REU Program Director, Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering
- Instructional Associate Professor, College of Engineering
Dr. Richard got his Ph. D. at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1989 & a B. S. at Boston University, 1984. He was at NASA Glenn, 1989-1995, worked at Argonne National Lab, 1996-1997, taught at Chicago State University, 1997-2002. Dr. Richard is a Instructional Associate Professor @ Texas A&M since 1/03. His research is focused on computational plasma modeling using particle, spectral Maxwell/Boltzmann, and lattice Boltzmann methods for studying plasma turbulence and plasma jets. His research has also included fluid physics and electric propulsion using Lattice-Boltzmann methods, spectral element methods, Weighted Essentially Non-Oscillatory (WENO), etc. He also studies engineering enculturation to better quantify and understand what in a classroom develops the engineering student into an engineer, building critical, computational and algorithmic thinking, with respect to cultural, ethnic, racial, gender, sexual, nationality, socioeconomic diversity.
Past research includes modeling single and multi-species plasma flows through ion thruster optics and the discharge cathode assembly; computer simulations of blood flow interacting with blood vessels; modeling ocean-air interaction; reacting flow systems; modeling jet engine turbomachinery going unstable at NASA for 6 years (received NASA Performance Cash awards). Dr. Richard is involved in many outreach activities: e.g., tutoring, mentoring, directing related grants (e.g., a grant for an NSF REU site, engineering education). Dr, Richard is active in professional societies (American Physical Society (APS), American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), etc.), ASEE, ASME. Dr. Richard has authored or co-authored about 35 technical articles (about 30 of which are refereed publications). Dr. Richard teaches courses ranging from first-year introductory engineering design, fluid mechanics, to space plasma propulsion.
- Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - (Troy, New York, United States) 1989
- B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Boston University - (Boston, Massachusetts, United States) 1984
- Richard, J. C., Collins, L. N., Shryock, K. J., Whitcomb, J. D., & Angarita, J. E. (2015). Feasibility of interactive eTextbooks with computationally intense content. Computers in Education Journal. 6(2), 7-16.
- Richard, J. C., Kumar, G., Kalmar-Nagy, T., & Girimaji, S. S. (2013). Characterization of Flow-Magnetic Field Interactions in Magneto-Hydrodynamic Turbulence. JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL AND NONLINEAR DYNAMICS. 8(3),
- Richard, J. C., Riley, B. M., & Girimaji, S. S. (2011). Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence Decay Under the Influence of Uniform or Random Magnetic Fields. TRANS. ASME - J. FLUIDS ENGINEERING. 133(8),
- Riley, B. M., Girimaji, S. S., Richard, J. C., & Lee, K. (2009). Magnetic Field Effects on Axis-Switching and Instabilities in Rectangular Plasma Jets. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion. 82(3), 375-390.
- Riley, B. M., Richard, J. C., & Girimaji, S. S. (2008). Assessment of magnetohydrodynamic lattice Boltzmann schemes in turbulence and rectangular jets. International Journal of Modern Physics C. 19(8), 1211-1220.
- Young, B. T., & Richard, J. C. (2006). Lattice boltzmann models of Xe, Xe+, Xe++, e-flow through ion thruster optics. 8, 6562-6573.
- Wu, X., Taylor, V., Garrick, S., Yu, D., & Richard, J. (2006). Performance analysis, modeling and prediction of a parallel multiblock lattice boltzmann application using prophesy system. 2002 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CLUSTER COMPUTING, PROCEEDINGS.
- Richard, J. C., Morales, C., Smith, W. L., & Myrabo, L. N. (2006). Earth-to-orbit laser launch simulation for a Lightcraft Technology Demonstrator. WORKSHOP ON DARK MATTER, UNIFICATION AND NEUTRINO PHYSICS (CETUP 2012). 830, 564-+.
- Richard, J. C., Young, B. T., & Shah, P. (2005). Lattice-boltzmann models of Xe+flow through ion thruster optics.
- Strayer, T. D., Bossard, J. A., Richard, J. C., Gallimore, A. D., & Myrabo, L. N. (1986). INVESTIGATION OF BEAMED-ENERGY ERH THRUSTER PERFORMANCE.. AIAA Paper.
- NSF REU Site: AERO-U: Aerospace Engineering Research Opportunities for Undergraduates awarded by NSF 2016 - 2020
- NSF REU Site: AERO-U: Aerospace Engineering Research Opportunities for Undergraduates awarded by NSF 2006 - 2009