Every new body of discovery is mathematical in form, because there is no other guidance we can have.

–Charles Darwin


Brian A. Maicke attended Marquette University where he was a three time varsity letter winner as a member of the wrestling team.  While at Marquette, he was inducted into Pi Tau Sigma, the international mechanical engineering honor society.  In the spring of 1999, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, graduating in the top ten of his class.  After working in industry for five years as a machine designer, lead tooling engineer, and manufacturing engineer, he began graduate studies at the University of Tennessee Space Institute in January of 2004.  Brian studied Fluid Mechanics under the direction of Dr. Majdalani and graduated with a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering in December of 2006. His work led to the discovery of analytical solutions for compressible flow problems.  Brian is continuing his studies with Dr. Majdalani at the University of Tennessee Space Institute in pursuit of his doctoral degree.