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Congrats ChargerSat-1 Team!

The Propulsion Research Center would like to formally congratulate the UAH Space Hardware Club (SHC) on their completion and launching of ChargerSat1, an entirely student-built CubeSat.  This project began as...


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Charger Rocket Works Team Makes Noise Again!

Wednesday morning (11/27/13) the Charger Rocket Works (CRW) team, which operates under the Propulsion Research Center banner, learned of their acceptance in the 8th NASA Student Launch Competition. The team...


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Dr. Gang Wang: AIAA Associate Fellow

Dr. Gang Wang: AIAA Associate Fellow  Dr. Gang Wang  The Propulsion Research Center congratulatesDr. Gang Wang on his appointment as an AIAA Associate Fellow. This fellowship is awarded to those “who have...


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Dr. Ken Zuo: AIAA Associate Fellow

October 18, 2013 The PRC would like to congratulate Dr. Ken Zuo on his recent appointment as an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Associate Fellow.  According to the AIAA,...


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PRC Participation in the 6th Wernher Von Braun Symposium

PRC Participation in the 6th Wernher Von Braun Memorial Symposium    The 6th Wernher Von Braun Memorial Symposium took place on the University of Alabama in Huntsville campus from October 7-10, 2013....


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PRC Christmas Reception

The UAH Propulsion Research Center will serve holiday desserts at the UAH Johnson Research Center from 3:00 - 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. Stop by and say "hello"...


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Tyler McElroy Graduates and Accepts Position with Jacobs Technology

Tyler McElroy graduated with a Master's of Science in Aerospace Engineering last Sunday. (Video Interview) Tyler received his bachelor of science in aerospace engineering at Oklahoma State in 2010. His...


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UAHuntsville’s Propulsion Research Center gains national acclaim, again – Popular Science

Huntsville, Ala. (August 28, 2011) — The Propulsion Research Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville has again gained national acclaim by being named the third “Most Awesome Lab...


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PRC Industry Day 2010

UAH Propulsion Research Center Industry Day "The Role of the University in Next Generation Propulsion Technologies" Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Introductory Talking Points PRC Heritage Established in 1991, Dr. Hawk's death 2008 Performed Hands-On/Studenty Oriented Research...


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PRC website wins Awards!

The PRC website has just been noted for its outstanding marketing efforts.


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PRC and COE Lead NIRPS Academic Advisory Team

Dr. Robert Frederick, Director of the UAH Propulsion Research Center (PRC), and and Dr. Shankar Mahalingam, Dean of the UAH College of Engineering (COE), co-chaired a National Workshop entitled, “Grand Challenges...


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Featured Propulsion Class – Spring 2012

Featured Propulsion Class (Spring 2012) Spring 2012: Advanced Solid Rocket Propulsion - Conventional and Distance Learning The renewed interest in solid propulsion for the CEV and CLV has resulted in a joint...


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PRC Collaborates with AFRL, Argonne National Laboratory

In cooperation with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Ph.D. student Chad Eberhart recently conducted experimental work onbehalf of the Propulsion Research Center at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL).   The research...


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55th Anniversary of Blackmon’s Rocket

In 1957,  ”Eagle Scout Jimmy Blackmon of Charlotte, NC, startled Army Rocket experts when he explained that the nose cone of his six-foot rocket was a five dollar metal lampshade.  Although 17-year...


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Four PRC Personnel Receive College Awards

Four of the academic members of the UAHuntsville Propulsion Research Center received special recognition from the UAHuntsville College of Engineering at the EWeek Banquet on February 23, 2012. Because we...


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Dr. Ann R. Karagozian to Speak March 27 on UCLA Propulsion

UAHuntsville College of Engineering and Propulsion Research Center Present March 27, 2012 at 11:00 AMLocation: Technology Hall Room S105 Research Activities in the UCLA ENERGY AND PROPULSION RESEARCH LABORATORY Professor Ann R. Karagozian UCLA Mechanical...


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Dr. Jeff Evans wins NSF Early Career Development Award

The UAHuntsville Propulsion Research Center is proud to announce the one of our Associated Faculty, Dr. Jeff Evans, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has won an NSF Early Career...


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PRC Facility Usage Policy

The Propulsion Research Center is committed to provide an environment that assures that all UAHuntsville Propulsion Research Center personnel, customer personnel, students, and visitors are kept safe and that our faculties are not critically...


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Charger Rocket Launch Competitio​n – Sat. – April 21

On Saturday April 21st, the UAHuntsville Charger Rocket Works team will be competing in the NASA sponsored University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) competition. The purpose of this competition is to give college...


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Dr. Cassibry Leading Nuclear Propulsion Initiative

"We are trying to develop a small, lightweight pulsed  nuclear fusion system for deep space missions," explained Dr. Jason Cassibry, an associate professor of engineering at UAHuntsville. "If this works...


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PRC and MAE Honor Contract Administrators and Proposal Team

The UAH Propulsion Research Center works in close cooperation with the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering to prepare proposals and perform research programs.    We hosted a lunch on...


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Von Braun Propulsion Scholarship

The Propulsion Research Center of the University of Alabama in Huntsville is seeking highly qualified graduate students for research in its core capabilities. Qualifications: Applicants must be citizens of the United States and...


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Fall-Spring Student Opportunities at PRC

This post contains description of  some positions on pending contracts and grants that we are working on for the fall 2012 and the spring 2013.  If you have interest in becoming a Graduate Research Assistant or and Undergraduate Assistant...


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UAH Student Awarded Patent for Rocket Nozzle Design

A patent was recently awarded to Sean Entrekin, Dr. James B. Blackmon, and Dr. D. Brian Landrum of the UAH Propulsion Research Center (PRC) for a new approach that increases...


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Popular Science Recognizes PRC Again This Year

Popular Science Magazine recognized the UAH Propulsion Research Center again this year. The PRC Laboratories are featured in the top 10 "Laboratories that go Boom" feature in October 2012. The...


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Students Representing UAH at 63rd International Astronautical Congress

We are very proud to announce that 34 UAHuntsville student researchers will be representing our university at the upcoming 63rd International Astronautical Congress to be held in Naples, Italy from...


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