Dr. Jeffery K. Little
Principal Research Engineer

(256) 824-2351

301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899

Core Competencies

  • Propulsion
  • Aerospace Modeling
  • Parallel Computation

Projects as PI


Jeffery K. Little received his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1996. During his graduate work, Dr. Little investigated supercritical evaporation as experienced in liquid rocket engines. The investigation involved the parallel coding of a molecular dynamics simulation of the supercritical process and resulted in some key results that were used in follow-on work at Penn State.

Dr. Little has had a diverse career including turbine engine research at NASA, test operations support for the Air Force, USAF Academy aerospace engineering instruction, Assistant Professor and Deputy Department Head at the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Aerospace Engineering graduate program, President of the Air Force Community College and Chief Technologist for Jacob’s NASA Marshall engineering services support contract. Dr. Little’s joined UAH’s Center for Modeling, Simulation and Analysis during the summer of 2006. He is currently supporting NASA’s development of the Ares launch platform through an assortment of projects.