Christopher Mouton is an Aerospace Engineer and is currently serving as the Associate Director of NSRD's Acquisition and Technology Policy Center. Chris holds a B.S. in engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.S. in aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in aeronautics, also from Caltech. His doctoral thesis, Transition between Mach Reflection and Regular Reflection in the Dual-Solution Domain, which involved experiments using a supersonic Ludwieg tube, as well as two-dimensional and three-dimensional numerical analysis and theoretical estimates, was awarded the William F. Ballhaus Prize for the best thesis in aeronautics. He was also a 2011 finalist for the Rist Prize, which is awarded by the Military Operations Research Society.
Christopher A. Mouton and Hans G. Hornung, "Experiments on the Mechanism of Inducing Transition between Regular and Mach Reflection," Physics of Fluids, 20(12), 2008
Christopher A. Mouton and Hans G. Hornung, "Mach Stem Height and Growth Rate Predictions," AIAA Journal, 45(9), 2007