LtCol Brooks Bentley

LTC Brooks Bentley, PhD

Assistant Professor


Lieutenant Colonel Brooks Bentley is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, United States Military Academy.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics from Brigham Young University.  Lieutenant Colonel Bentley earned a Master of Science degree in 2009 and a doctorate in 2013 in Aerospace Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), after which he taught graduate students as an Assistant Professor in the AFIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has served in the White House on the National Security Council staff as the Director of Emerging Technologies, on the Air Staff at the Pentagon as an innovation strategist, and in the Air Force Research Laboratory as a researcher in high-energy lasers and hypersonics. Lieutenant Colonel Bentley currently teaches the advanced mathematics sequence which includes mathematical modeling, ordinary differential equations, and advanced multivariable calculus. At the graduate level, he has previously taught introductory hypersonics, high-speed aerodynamics, numerical methods for computational fluid dynamics, and advanced computational modeling for aerodynamics.

Ongoing Research Projects

Engineering Education

Publications & Presentations

Selected Peer-reviewed technical publications:

Bentley, B.I., and Greendyke, R.B., “New method of calculating adsorption and scattering for Xe-Pt(111) using Direct Simulation Monte Carlo techniques,” Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A, 30: 061401 (2012).

Bentley, B.I., and Greendyke, R.B., “Shock Structure Solution by Hybrid Flowfield Methods,” Journal of Spacecraft Rockets, 49:1058-1068 (2012).

Bentley, B.I., and Greendyke, R.B., “Entropy-Shock Interactions Using the Unified Flow Solver,” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 24:721-729 (2010).

Camberos, J.A., Greendyke, R.B., Lambe, L.A., and Bentley, B.I., “Computational Experiments with Direct Simulation Quasi-Random Monte Carlo,” Proceedings for the 41st AIAA Thermophysics Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 22-25 June 2009.

Bons, J.P., Crosby, J., Wammack, J.E., Bentley, B.I., and Fletcher, T.H., “High-Pressure Turbine Deposition in Land-Based Gas Turbines From Various Synfuels,” Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 129:135-143 (2007).

Selected Invited Lectures and Featured Presentations:

Bentley, B.I., and Greendyke, R.B., “A New Method for Calculating Adsorption Probabilities for High-Power Microwave Applications,” 7th Directed Energy Systems Symposium, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 2-5 April 2012.

Bentley, B.I., and Greendyke, R.B., “Using the Unified Flow Solver to Investigate the Normal Shock Wave Structure,” 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, Florida, 5-8 January 2009.