Individuals in aerospace engineering have received accolades recently. These include:
- Alex Reynolds, a student, and faculty members Dr. Serhat Hosder and Dr. Hank Pernicka presented their paper at the 33rd AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites at Utah State University in August. The paper, titled “Application of a Six Degrees-of-Freedom Drag Model for Small Satellite Mission Development,” placed third and won $5,000. Hosder and Pernicka are professors of aerospace engineering.
- Jill Davis, Alex Reynolds, Yezad Anklesaria, Dr. Jill Schmidt and Dr. Hank Pernicka presented as poster, “Development of a High-Altitude Balloon CubeSat Platform for Small Satellite Education and Research,” at the 33rd AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites.
- Mario Santos, a Ph.D. student, earned third place for his poster presentation at the International Planetary Probe Workshop in Oxford, England, in July. Dr. Serhat Hosder is his advisor.
- Dr. Serhat Hosder recently become chair of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Hypersonic Technologies and Aerospace Planes Technical Committee after being elected to serve as the vice chair for the same committee in 2017. The committee is an international society in hypersonics, founded in the 1980s during the National Aerospace Plane program.
- Aslihan Vuruskan, a Ph.D. student in aerospace engineering, received the Young Professional Award from the St. Louis section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) in May for her research on robust aerodynamic shape optimization. Dr. Serhat Hosder is her advisor.
- Andrew Hinkle, a Ph.D. student in aerospace engineering, received a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship for his PhD study. His research focuses on the impact of particle-laden hypersonic flows on planetary entry aerothermodynamics. Dr. Serhat Hosder is his advisor.