EsDL Alumni

PhD Alumni:

(None Currently)

MS Alumni:

(None Currently)


    SSDL Alumni (The Georgia Institute of Technology)

    PhD Alumni:

    • Adam Sidor
      • May 2019
      • NASA Johnson Space Center
      • Research: Design and Manufacturing of Conformal Ablative Heatshields
    • Grant Rossman
      • December 2017
      • Sandia National Laboratory
      • Research: Conceptual Thermal Response Modeling, Testing, and Design of Flexible Heatshield Insulation Materials
    • Keir Gonyea
      • May 2017
      • Sandia National Laboratory
      • Research: Use of the Mars Atmosphere to Improve the Performance of Supersonic Retropropulsion
    • Jeremy Hill
      • May 2016
      • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
      • Research: Mechanical Property Determination for Flexible Material Systems
    • Dave Spencer
      • May 2015
      • Professor, Purdue University
      • Research: Automated Trajectory Guidance for Proximity Operations Using Relative Orbital Elements
    • Zach Putnam
      • May 2015
      • Professor, University of Illinois
      • Research: Improved Analytical Methods for Assessment of Hypersonic Drag-Modulation Trajectory Control
    • Milad Mahzari
      • December 2013
      • NASA Ames Research Center
      • Research: Inverse Estimation Methodology for the Analysis of Aeroheating and Thermal Protection System Data
    • Soumyo Dutta
      • December 2013
      • NASA Langley Research Center
      • Research: Statistical Methods for Reconstruction of Entry, Descent, and Landing Performance with Application to Vehicle Design
    • Chris Cordell
      • December 2013
      • Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
      • Research: Computational Fluid Dynamics and Analytical Modeling of Supersonic Retropropulsion Flowfield Structures across a Wide Range of Potential Vehicle Configurations
    • Zarrin Chua
      • August 2013
      • Post-Doc ISAE
      • Research: System Design Considerations for Human-Automation Interaction for Lunar Landing
    • Brad Steinfeldt
      • August 2013
      • Sandia National Laboratory
      • Research: The Multidisciplinary Design Problem as a Dynamical System
    • Mike Grant
      • May 2012
      • Professor, Purdue University
      • Research: Rapid Simultaneous Hypersonic Aerodynamic and Trajectory Optimization for Conceptual Design
    • Ashley Korzun
      • May 2012
      • NASA Langley Research Center
      • Research: Aerodynamic and Performance Characterization of Supersonic Retropropulsion for Application to Planetary Entry and Descent
    • Richard Otero
      • May 2012
      • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
      • Research: Problem Decomposition by Mutual Information and Force-Based Clustering
    • Chris Tanner
      • May 2012
      • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
      • Research: Aeroelastic Analysis and Testing of Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerators
    • Grant Wells
      • May 2011
      • Sandia National Laboratory
      • Research: Multiple Techniques for the Reconstruction of Entry, Descent and Landing Trajectories and Atmospheres
    • John Dec
      • May 2010
      • NASA Langley Research Center
      • Research: Three Dimensional Finite Element Ablative Thermal Response Analysis As Applied to Heat Shield Penetration Design
    • Kristina Alemany
      • December 2009
      • Aerospace Corporation
      • Research: Design Space Pruning Heuristics and Global Optimization Method for the Conceptual Design of Low-Thrust Asteroid Tour Missons
    • Ian Clark
      • May 2009
      • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
      • Research: Aerodynamic Design, Analysis and Validation of a Supersonic Inflatable Decelerator
    • Reuben Rohrschneider
      • May 2007
      • Ball Aerospace & Technology Corporation
      • Research: Variable-Fidelity Aeroelastic Analysis of Ballute Aerocapture

    MS Alumni:

    • Evan Roelke
      • May 2017
      • PhD CU Boulder
      • Research: Trajectory Tradespace Design for Robotic Entry at Titan
    • Michael Werner
      • May 2017
      • Ball Aerospace & Technology Corporation
      • Research: Development of an Earth SmallSat Flight Test to Demonstrate Viability of Mars Aerocapture
    • Bryce Woollard
      • August 2016
      • Ball Aerospace & Technology Corporation
      • Research: Mechanical Design of a CubeSat Aeroshell for an Earth Demonstration of Single-Stage Drag Modulated Aerocapture 
    • Rob Booher
      • May 2016
      • Space X
      • Research: Controlled Entry of a Slender Body Aeroshell
    • David Blette
      • December 2015
      • PhD at Georgia Tech
      • Research: Supersonic Vehicle Configuration Transitions to Enable Supersonic Retropropulsion during Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing
    • Casey Heidrich
      • May 2015
      • PhD at CU Boulder
      • Research: Small Mars Lander Entry, Descent and Landing Systems Analysis
    • Kip Hart
      • May 2015
      • PhD at Georgia Tech
      • Research: Analytic Aerodynamic and Solar Radiation Pressure Modeling of Resident Space Objects
    • Hisham Ali
      • May 2015
      • PhD at Georgia Tech
      • Research: In-Situ Magnetohydrodynamic Energy Generation for Planetary Entry Systems
    • Jason Ginn
      • December 2014
      • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
      • Research: Parachute Dynamic Stability and the Effects of Apparent Inertia
    • Adam Sidor
      • August 2014
      • PhD at Georgia Tech
      • Research: Design and Development of RED-Data2: A Data Recording Reentry Vehicle
    • Daniel Matz
      • May 2014
      • NASA Johnson Space Center
      • Research: A Comparison of Three Algorithms for Orion Drogue Parachute Release
    • Brooke Harper
      • May 2014
      • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
      • Research: Asymmetrically Stacked Tori Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator Design Study for Mars Entry
    • Matthew Miller
      • May 2014
      • PhD at Georgia Tech
      • Research: Investigation of Drag Modulated Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerators for Use on Sounding Rocket Payloads
    • Luke McNamara
      • December 2013
      • NASA Johnson Space Center
      • Research: Definition of the Design Entry Trajectory and Entry Flight Corridor For the NASA Orion Exploration Mission 1 Using an Integrated Approach and Optimization
    • Amit Mandalia
      • December 2013
      • Space X
      • Research: Supersonic Propulsive Divert Maneuvers for Future Robotic and Human Mars Missions
    • Grant Rossman
      • December 2013
      • PhD at Georgia Tech
      • Research: Flexible Thermal Protection System Physics-Based Modeling for Temperature Profile Predictions
    • Keir Gonyea
      • August 2013
      • PhD at Georgia Tech
      • Research: Aerodynamic Stability and Performance of Next-Generation Parchutes for Mars Descent
    • Lin Li
      • August 2013
      • PhD at Georgia Tech
      • Research: Photogrammetry Analysis of a Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator Structural Test Article
    • Sarah Hargrove
      • December 2012
      • Lockheed Martin Space Systems
      • Research: Performance Characterization and Mass Comparison of Dual Versus Single Layer Avcoat Ablative Thermal Protection Systems for Lunar Return
    • Jeremy Hill
      • December 2012
      • PhD at Georgia Tech
      • Research: Impementation of a Mesomechanical Material Property Model for IAD Fabrics within LS-DYNA
    • Juan Cruz-Ayoroa
      • December 2012
      • Small business startup
      • Research: Evaluation of Deployable Aerosurface Systems for Mars Entry
    • Cole Kazemba
      • May 2012
      • NASA Ames Research Center
      • Research: Dynamic Stability Analysis of Blunt Body Entry Vehicles Through the Use of a Time-Lagged Aftbody Pitching Moment
    • Ian Meginnis
      • May 2012
      • NASA Johnson Space Center
      • Research: Guided Entry Performance of Low Ballistic Coefficient Vehicles at Mars
    • Brandon Smith
      • December 2010
      • NASA Ames Research Center
      • Research: Oscillation of Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerators at Mars
    • Milad Mahzari
      • December 2010
      • PhD at Georgia Tech
      • Research: An Inverse Parameter Estimation Methodology for the Analysis of Aeroheating and Thermal Protection System Experimental Data
    • Scott Martinelli
      • May 2010
      • Aerospace Corporation
      • Research: Centerline Heating Methodology for use in Preliminary Design Studies
    • Soumyo Dutta
      • May 2010
      • PhD at Georgia Tech
      • Research: Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing Trajectory and Atmosphere Reconstruction
    • Chris Cordell
      • May 2009
      • PhD at Georgia Tech
      • Research: Computational Fluid Dynamics Validation of a Single Centeral Nozzle Supersonic Retropropulsion Configuration
    • Zarrin Chua
      • May 2009
      • PhD at Georgia Tech
      • Research: Analysis of Human-System Interaction for Landing Point Redesignation, Co-advised with Professor Karen Feigh
    • Allison Hutchings
      • May 2009
      • ATA Engineering
      • Research: Experimental Determination of Material Properties for Inflatable Aeroshell Structures
    • Chris Marsh
      • May 2009
      • U.S. Navy Flight Training
      • Research: Fully-Propulsive Mars Atmospheric Transit Strategies for High-Mass Missions
    • Patrick Smith
      • December 2008
      • Northrup Grumman Corporation
      • Research: Parametric Analysis and Targeting Capabilities for the Planetary Entry Systems Synthesis Tool
    • Kevin Flaherty
      • May 2008
      • Wright Patterson AFB
      • Research: Indirect Optimization Using an Adjoint Method for Aeroshell Shape Optimization
    • Ashley Korzun
      • May 2008
      • PhD at Georgia Tech
      • Research: Supersonic Retropropulsion Technology for Application to High Mass Mars Entry, Descent and Landing
    • Brad Steinfeldt
      • May 2008
      • PhD at Georgia Tech
      • Research: Guidance, Navigation and Control Trades for Mars Pinpoint Landing
    • Mike Grant
      • May 2008
      • PhD at Georgia Tech
      • Research: Smart Divert - A New Architecture for Mars Pinpoint Landing
    • Ben Stahl
      • December 2007
      • NASA Johnson Space Center
      • Research: Low-Thrust Trajectory Optimization Tool to Assess Options for Near-Earth Asteroid Deflection
    • Kara Kranzusch
      • December 2007
      • NASA Johnson Space Center
      • Research: Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Control Limitations Due to Failure of an Hydraulic Power Unit
    • Angela Spence
      • August 2007
      • Eglin AFB
      • Research: Improvement and Validation of Analytic Impact Cratering Model
    • John Theisinger
      • May 2007
      • PhD at Georgia Tech
      • Research: Entry System Aerodynamic Shape Optimization
    • John Christian
      • May 2007
      • PhD at University of Texas, Austin. Professor at WVU
      • Research: Statistical Reconstruction of Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing Trajectories and Atmospheric Profiles
    • Greg Lantoine
      • December 2006
      • PhD at Georgia Tech
      • Research: Optimal Trajectories for Soft Landing on Asteroids
    • Scott Francis
      • May 2006
      • Lockheed Martin Space Systems
      • Research: Entry System Design for the Mars Gravity Biosatellite Program
    • Zach Putnam
      • May 2006
      • Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, PhD at Georgia Tech
      • Research: Entry System Design for Human Lunar Return
    • Grant Wells
      • May 2006
      • PhD at Georgia Tech
      • Research: Mars Entry System Parametrics
    • Ian Clark
      • May 2006
      • PhD at Georgia Tech
      • Research: An Evaluation of Ballute Entry Systems for Lunar Return Missions
    • Luke Colby
      • May 2005
      • Scaled Composites, Inc
      • Research: Nuclear Gas Turbine Propulsion System for a Long Endurance Titan Aerial Vehicle
    • Ravi Prakash
      • May 2005
      • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
      • Research: Comparison of Transition to Flight Methods for a Titan Helicopter
    • Devin Kipp
      • May 2005
      • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
      • Research: Development of Trajectory Simulation Capabilities for the Planetary Entry Systems Synthesis Tool
    • Stephen Steffes
      • December 2003
      • Charles Stark Draper Laboratory
      • Research: The Aerial Regional Scale Environmental Survey: A Proposed Mars Scout Mission