National Renewable Energy Lab

January 2023- Present
Postdoctoral Researcher


DeMatha Catholic High School

Class of 2010
Graduate with Honors

University of Maryland, College Park

Class of 2014
Bachelors of Science (B.S.)
Aerospace Engineering with Departmental Honors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Class of 2018
Master of Science (S.M.)
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Entropy behavior for underresolved discontinuous Galerkin
discretizations of the Navier-Stokes equations

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Class of 2023 (anticipated; defended October 2022)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Error behavior and optimal discretization of chaotic differential equations


Frontin, Cory V., and David Darmofal. "Output error behavior for discretizations of ergodic, chaotic systems of ordinary differential equations." Physics of Fluids (2022).

Frontin, Cory V., et al. "Foundations of space-time finite element methods: Polytopes, interpolation, and integration." Applied Numerical Mathematics 166 (2021): 92-113.

Williams, David M., Frontin, Cory V., et al. "A family of symmetric, optimized quadrature rules for pentatopes." Computers & Mathematics with Applications 80.5 (2020): 1405-1420.

Frontin, Cory, et al. "Entropy Behavior for Underresolved Discontinuous Galerkin Discretization of the Navier-Stokes Equations." AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum. 2019.

Murman, S. M., and C. Frontin. "Analysis of numerical dissipation in entropy-stable schemes for turbulent flows." Center for Turbulence Research, Proceedings of the Summer Program. 2018.

Research Experience

Aerospace Computational Design Laboratory, MIT

Graduate Research Assistant, September 2015- Present

Baseball Prospectus

Baseball R&D Engineer, November 2019- Present

Advanced Supercomputing Division,
NASA Ames Research Center

Graduate Research Intern, June 2017-August 2017

MIT Hyperloop Team

Fabrication and Test Engineer, Summer 2016- Summer 2017

Collective Dynamics and Controls Laboratory,
University of Maryland

Undergraduate Research Assistant, June 2011- May 2014

Aeromechanics Branch,
NASA Ames Research Center

Undergraduate Intern, June 2013- August 2013

Teaching and Service Experience

Computational Methods in Aerospace Engineering (MIT Course 16.90)

Teaching Assistant, Spring 2020

Graduate Students of Color Organizing Committee, MIT

Member, Spring 2018- Spring 2020

Search Committee for the Institute Community and Equity Officer, MIT

Member, Fall 2019- Spring 2020

Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Innovation,
MIT Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Graduate student member, Fall 2018- Fall 2019

Black Graduate Student Association, MIT

Administrator, Spring 2018- Spring 2019

Computational Methods in Aerospace Engineering (MIT Course 16.90)

Teaching Assistant, Spring 2019

Introduction to Aerodynamics (MIT Course 16.101x)

Digital Teaching Assistant, Fall 2018

Graduate Association of Aeronautics & Aeronautics, MIT

Social Chair & Intramural Sports Chair, Winter 2015- Winter 2016 & Winter 2016- Fall 2017

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver

AmeriCorps Construction Volunteer, Fall 2014- Fall 2015

Keystone Program, University of Maryland

Undergraduate Teaching Fellow, Fall 2012

Honors and Affiliations

Vickie Kerrebrock Award for Service to the Department,
MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Recipient, Spring 2019

NASA Advanced STEM Training and Research Fellowship

Recipient, Summer 2017

Charles A. Piper Presidential Fellowship

Recipient, Spring 2015

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship

Recipient, Spring 2012

Aerospace Departmental Honors Program,
A. James Clark School of Engineering

Member, Fall 2011- Spring 2014

Dean's Scholarship, University of Maryland

Recipient, Fall 2010

Community Involvement

Muddy Charles Pub

Bartender, Summer 2018- Present

Thomistic Institute, MIT Student Chapter

Leader, Spring 2017- Summer 2019

Tech Catholic Community Council, MIT

Graduate Student Chair, Fall 2016- Spring 2017