As an engineering educator he works to cultivate the new engineer through practices that focus on the needs of learners and lead to technical mastery, social awareness, creative thinking, and entrepreneurship. His educational research interests include social networking & connections in higher education, open & inclusive education, and student recruiting & retention.
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Virgnia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2015
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2011
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2008
Postdoctoral Associate, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2015 - 2016
Ferrar, A. M., Examining Sample Rate, Sample Time, and Test Replication for Reducing Uncertainty in Steady Timewise Experiments. ASME. ASME J. Risk Uncertainty Part B. 2016;2(4):044503-044503-4. doi:10.1115/1.4033406. August 19, 2016.
Ferrar, A. M., A Framework for Test-to-Test Averaging and Representation of Asynchronous Spatial Measurements. ASME. J. Verif. Valid. Uncert. 2016;1(3):031003-031003-7. doi:10.1115/1.4033993. July 15, 2016
Ferrar, A. M., Schneck III, W. C., O’Brien, W. F., Leveraging Correlation to Reduce Uncertainty in Efficiency Measurements for Low Pressure Ratio Fans, Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2016: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, June 2016, Seoul Korea, GT2016-57718.
Ferrar, A. M., Schneck III, W. C., Wicks, A. L., O’Brien, W. F., Effects of Total Pressure Inlet Distortion on Transonic Fan Blade Wake Properties, Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2016: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, June 2016, Seoul Korea, GT2016-57703.
Frohnapfel, D. J. , Ferrar, A. M., Bailey, J. M., O’Brien, W. F., Lowe, K. T., Comparisons of Fan Response to Inlet Total Pressure and Swirl Distortions Produced by Boundary Layer Ingesting Aircraft Configurations, 54th AIAA Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech, January 2016, San Diego CA, AIAA-2016-0533.
Social networking and connections in higher education
Open and inclusive education
Advanced thermal fluids measurement techniques
Unsteady and high-frequency flows
Thermal fluid mechanics
Particle behavior in flows
Coupling of models and experimental design
Uncertainty analysis via Monte Carlo Methods
Advanced inlet-engine compatibility