Ryan Starkey

Assistant Professor
Contact Information:
Rstarkey@colorado.edu
303-492-0871

Office Location: ECAE 115

Focus Area

Vehicle Systems Research website is http://www.colorado.edu/busemann

Education

PhD, Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, October 2000.
MS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, August 1998.
BS, Mechanical Engineering (with Distinction), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, May 1996.

Professional Experience

2007 – Present, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2004 – 2007, Associate Director, Space Vehicle Technology Institute (SVTI), University of Maryland, College Park, MD
2000 – 2007, Faculty Research Scientist, Center for Hypersonic Education and Research, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
1996 – 2000, Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Hypersonic Education and Research, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Awards (selected)

Carlson-Sullivan Innovation in Teaching Award (2011)
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Lawrence Sperry Award (2008)
McAnally Faculty Fellow (2007-2010)
Abe M. Zarem Award: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) award for Distinguished Achievement in Aeronautics (1999)
Graduate Fellowship: University of Maryland Minta Martin Fellowship (1999-2000)
McCarthy Award: International Conference of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) award finalist (1999)
Shell Canada Limited Presentation Competition: Runner-up (out of 42 students) for summer co-op student research project presentation, "Gas Gathering System Temperature Optimization" (1994)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Presentation Competition: Runner-up for Edmonton, Alberta branch annual competition for the presentation, "Wing Performance Improvements Through the Use of Winglets" (1994)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Heavy-Lift Aircraft Competition: First place for best aircraft design and analysis report (1994)
Dean's Research Award: University of Alberta (1993)
Centennial Award: Alberta Power Award finalist (1993)

Research Interests

Hypersonic flows, high speed propulsion, multidisciplinary analysis and design optimization, vehicle design, propulsion/airframe integration, computational chemistry, systems integration, parallel processing, and computational aerodynamics.