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UAHuntsville to host propulsion research workshop

Huntsville, Ala. (October 10, 2011) - The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) will host a propulsion research workshop on Friday, Oct. 14.

The workshop will be held at the university's Shelby Center for Science and Technology (room 301) from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m. Co-chairpersons for the workshop are Dr. Shankar Mahalingam, dean, of the College of Engineering, and Dr. Robert Frederick, Jr., interim director of the Propulsion Research Center. Mahalingam and Frederick also hold the rank of professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

The workshop stemmed from UAHuntsville's invitation to be on the planning team for the new NASA National Institute for Rocket Propulsion Systems (NIRPS). The university accepted the task to coordinate issue identification among the academic propulsion community across the nation and provide that information to the NASA planning team.

The propulsion workshop is the first step in the planning process. Select propulsion leaders from universities around the nation will gather to discuss: the state of industry, the state of the art in academia, and the future of the industry.

Workshop presenters include:

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Dr. Robert Frederick, Jr.
Int. Dir. Propulsion Research Center
Professor MAE
Robert.Frederick@uah.edu

Dr. Shankar Mahalingam
Dean. College of Engineering
Professor, MAE
Shankar.Mahalingam@uah.edu

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University

Workshop Participants

Auburn

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Dr. Roy Hartsfield
Walt and Virginia Woltosz Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Auburn University
rjh@eng.auburn.edu

Georgia Tech

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Alan W. Wilhite
Langley Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Co-Director, The Center For Aerospace Systems
Engineering, Modeling and Simulation
Georgia Institute of Technology
wilhite@nianet.org

Georgia Tech

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Prof. Mitchell Walker
Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
mitchell.walker@ae.gatech.edu

NASA Ames
Research Center

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Dr. V. N. Smelyanskiy
Principal Research Scientist, Group Leader
NASA Ames Research Center
vadim.n.smelyanskiy@nasa.gov

Purdue University

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 Dr. William Anderson

Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Director of Global Engineering Program
Purdue University
wanderso@purdue.edu

University of Illinois

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Dr. Mark Brandyberry
Senior Research Scientist
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
mdbrandy@illinois.edu

University of Maryland

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Dr. Kenneth Yu 
Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering
University of Maryland
yu@umd.edu

For more information and workshop registration, please contact co-chairpersons Shankar.Mahalingam@uah.edu or 
Robert.Frederick@uah.edu

For more information 
Joyce Anderson Maples 
256.824.2101 
maplesj@uah.edu">maplesj@uah.edu