David S. Dolling is a professor of aerospace engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He stepped down as dean of GW's School of Engineering and Applied Science on August 31, 2018, after a 10-year tenure in the position. He previously served as associate dean for academic affairs and Joe C. Walter, Jr. Chair in Engineering at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin, where he joined the faculty in 1983.
An internationally recognized aerospace engineer, Dr. Dolling is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of the United Kingdom's Royal Aeronautical Society. He conducts research in supersonic and hypersonic turbulent fluid dynamics and aerodynamics. His research applies to the design of supersonic aircraft engine inlets and other applications in which shock-induced, turbulent separation occurs.
Dr. Dolling holds an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering from London University and a graduate diploma from the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Brussels. He earned his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from London University.