Heath Johnson graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (1994), a Master of Science (1998) and a Ph.D. (2001) in aerospace engineering. He has held a Senior Research Associate position at the University of Minnesota since 2004 along with a few full-time or part-time industry positions. At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Johnson developed the highly successful and widely used STABL software suite for interactive CFD pre- and post-processing, mean flow solution analysis, and linear and parabolized boundary layer stability analysis. In his position at the University of Minnesota he is currently a co-developer of the US3D unstructured-grid hypersonic-gas CFD code which is becoming widely used as a standard tool for hypersonics research in government labs, industry, and academia. Dr. Johnson is also an author of the STABL3D code which is currently developed and distributed by VirtusAero.