Jared Hooser

Oxygen Safety and Forensic Engineer
BS, Mechanical Engineering – 2006
MS, Mechanical Engineering – 2009
New Mexico State University

Jared joined the WHA Special Projects Team in 2006 as an undergraduate Co-Op student at New Mexico State University. He specializes in characterizing metals flammability in pressurized oxygen-enriched atmospheres and provides forensic and oxygen hazards analysis consulting services for a wide-range of medical, industrial and consumer level products.

Jared provides engineering and simulation support using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and dynamic simulator solutions for WHA’s forensic team.

Jared’s graduate research program was a joint effort between WHA and New Mexico State University. He studied in-depth oxygen fire problems in graduate school while remaining a part-time WHA employee. His master’s thesis focused on high-pressure compressible flow in narrow channels with application to an oxygen fire ignition mechanism known as flow-friction ignition.

Jared spent two summers as an undergraduate working at the Holloman Air Force Base High Speed Test Track in Alamogordo, New Mexico.