Sibylle Walter (NASA Fellow) is a PhD candidate in Aerospace Engineering Sciences. Sibylle's reserach interests include combined cycle propulsion systems and design optimization through stochastic processes.
Research & Work Experience
May 2011 - Present: Research Assistant
Busemann Advanced Concepts Laboratory, University of Colorado, Boulder
Research assistant working on afterburner design, combined cycle engines, and modeling critical trade-offs between component design and overall system performance. Includes many different uncertainty quantification methods to provide a more robust design.
Jan 2011 - May 2011: Teaching Assistant
ASEN4013 Foundations of Propulsion, University of Colorado, Boulder
Teaching assistant for an introductory class to the fundamental principles and concepts of aerothermodynamics and propulsion systems, including turbojets, ramjets, and rockets. Duties included holding recitation sessions and evaluating students' work.
Oct 2007 - Jul 2010: Design Engineer
General Electric Aviation, Evendale, OH
Fan, compressor, and turbine airfoil hardware design responsibilities. Team leader and engineering leader on several projects. Coordinated multidisciplinary and multinational teams. Answered requests for proposals on commercial and military projects. Created monetary and manpower budgets for several design projects.
2012 - 2014 - NASA Aeronautics Scholarship recipient
2011 - Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowship recipient