Dr Charles Hoke

Dr Charles Hoke

Senior Lecturer
UNSW Canberra
School of Eng & Tech


  • Bachelor's of Science in Engineering Mechanics, University of California, San Diego, 2000
  • Masters of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2001
  • PhD student, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Present

Military and Professional Experience

  • Officer, United States Air Force, 2000 - 2008
    • Aeronautical Engineer, United States Air Force Research Laboratory, 2000-2004
      • Computational Sciences Branch, Air Vehicles Directorate
      • Space Countermeasures Hands On Program, Space Vehicles Directorate
    • Assistant Professor, United States Air Force Academy, 2004-2008
      • Course Director: Fundamentals of Aeronautics
      • Course Director: Aerodynamics
      • Course Director: Computational Fluid Dynamics
      • Course Director: Advanced Aerodynamics
  • Multi-Disciplined Engineer, Aerodynamics Department, Raytheon Missile Systems, 2008-2012
    • Lead Aerodynamicist, Aegis Ashore Standard Missile Program

Research Area

  • Computational Investigation of Flapping Foil Power Generation
  • Interest in active flexibility and near - Wwall effects.
+61 2 5114 5158
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Hoke CM; Young J; Lai JCS, 2023, 'Enhancing the Power-Extraction Efficiency of a Flapping Foil by Active Morphing', AIAA Journal, 61, pp. 4056 - 4069, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J062291
    Journal articles | 2023
    Stanton SC; Hoke CM; Choi SJ; Decker RK, 2023, 'Nonlinear shock–structure interaction in a hypersonic flow', Nonlinear Dynamics, 111, pp. 17617 - 17637, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11071-023-08818-8
    Journal articles | 2015
    Hoke CM; Young J; Lai JCS, 2015, 'Effects of time-varying camber deformation on flapping foil propulsion and power extraction', Journal of Fluids and Structures, 56, pp. 152 - 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2015.05.001
  • Conference Papers | 2018
    Hoke C; Smith W; Wilson K, 2018, 'Effectiveness of First Year Mentoring Program on Increasing Student Sense of Belonging and Correlation with Motivation', Hamilton, NZ, presented at 29th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference 2018, Hamilton, NZ, 09 December 2018 - 12 December 2018, https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=168186903393100;res=IELENG
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Hoke CM; Young J; Lai JCS; Karakas F; Zaloglu B; Fenercioglu I, 2017, 'Investigation of Oscillating-Foil Power Generation in Constrained Flow', in Procedia Engineering, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, pp. 3450 - 3455, presented at 10th International Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2017, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, 10 September 2017 - 13 September 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.09.450
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Karakas F; Zaloglu B; Fenercioglu I; Hoke C; Young J; Lai JCS; Platzer MF, 2016, 'On optimal oscillating-foil power generation in free and constrained flow', in 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2016-2070
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Hoke C; Young J; Lai JCS, 2014, 'Time-varying flexible airfoil shape effects on flapping airfoil power extraction', in 32nd ASME Wind Energy Symposium