Joel Eppler

Aerospace Engineer

Mr. Joel Eppler is an aerospace engineer. He has extensive experience in wind tunnel testing and propeller testing. He is also proficient in engineering tools such as Patran, Nastran, Siemens NX, LabVIEW and MATLAB. He was part of the undergraduate aircraft design team that took first place in the 2016 international AIAA Aircraft Design Competition. Mr. Eppler also has composites manufacturing experience and has built a number of aerospace-grade structures used by the University of Kansas Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) for their ice-sheet modeling sensors.

Professional Preparation

  • University of Kansas, Aerospace Engineering: B.S., 2016


  • D. Darrah, J. Eppler, W. Liu, W.A. Anemaat, “Electric Ducted Fan Design and Testing for High Performance UAV Integration”, presented at 2020 AIAA SciTech Forum, Orlando, Florida, January 6-10, 2020

  • M. Yang, D.M. van Dommelen, W. Liu, J. Eppler, D. Darrah, W.A. Anemaat, “UAV Rotor Acoustic Analysis and Optimization”, ID#3083922, AIAA 2019-2547, presented at 25th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (Aeroacoustics 2019), Delft, The Netherlands, May 20-24, 2019.

  • M. Yang, D. Darrah, J. Eppler, W. Liu, W.A. Anemaat, “Small UAV Acoustic Design, Analysis and Testing”, AIAA-2019-1073, presented at 2019 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, San Diego, California, January 9, 2019.

  • R. Sprunger, J. Eppler, J. Vlasnik, M. Gritsch, C. Clanchy, J. Fox, J. Kennedy, L. Murphy, T. George, “The Screamin’ Dingo: An Investigation and Adventure into Competitive Aerobatic Light Sport Aircraft”, presented at the 2017 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, Grapevine, Texas, January 9th, 2017.