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Spring 2022 Seminar Schedule

Held on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in SCTS 208 unless otherwise noted below. 

January 27
Transit on Steroids: Leveraging Large Leo Constellations to Augment or Replace GPS
Dr. Mark L. Psiakii, Kevin Crafton Faculty Chair in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Department of Aerospace & Ocean Engineering at Virginia Tech

February 3
Unsteady Aerodynamics of Wings in Large Disturbance Flows
Dr. Anya R. Jones, Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering at University of Maryland

February 10
Planetary Weight Watchers: Observing Earth's Mass Variability From Space with Grace Follow-On
Dr. Christopher McCullough, Navigation Engineer, Solar System Dynamics Group at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

February 17
Richard Battin: Inventing and Applying Modern Space Guidance While Also Being a Moral Compass
Dr. Philip D. Hattis, Laboratory Technical Staff, Draper Laboratory

February 24
Detonation Product Equation of State: How Is It Measured and What Can We Learn From It?
Dr. Scott Jackson, Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University

March 3
Building Satellites Outside the Box
Dr. Andrew Kwas, NG Fellow 2, Northrop Grumman Space Systems

March 10 - Frank J. Malina Lecture
Wind Energy and Aerodynamics: Applications Beyond Turbine Blades
Dr. Charles Meneveau, Louis M. Sardella Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering and Associate Director of the Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science

March 24
Effects of Pressure Side Film Cooling Hole Placement and Condition on Surface Heat Transfer Characteristics of a Transonic Turbine Blade Tip
Dr. Phillip Ligrani, Eminent Scholar in Propulsion and Professor, College of Engineering at The University of Alabama in Huntsville

April 7
Dr. Arthur Dogariu, Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University

April 14
Riding the Wave of Discovery with Laser Interferometry on Earth and in Space
Dr. Paul Fulda, Assistant Professor, University of Florida 

April 21
Infinite Dimensional Direct Adaptive Control and Quantum Information Systems
Dr. Mark Balas, Leland Jordan Professor, J. Mike Walker '66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University

April 28
Human Shaped Spacecraft - User-Centered Design for Extreme Environments
Dr. Shane E. Jacobs, Softgoods Design Manager, David Clark Company Inc.