Director - PRC

Phone: 256.824.7200

Dr. Frederick is Director of the UAH Propulsion Research Center.  He has directed over 8 million dollars of research and published extensively. Topics include combustion stability of liquid injectors, solid propellant combustion, hybrid fuel combustion, thermal stability of hydrocarbon fuels, and characterization of rocket plume emissions. He pioneered an international, team-based aerospace systems design laboratory that integrates students from engineering, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and business disciplines. Dr. Frederick is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA and former chairman of the AIAA Hybrid Rocket Technical Committee.  He has been a technical advisor to NATO in solid propulsion. Dr. Frederick received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University in 1988. His professional experience includes positions at Allison Turbine Engines, the Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory, and Sverdrup Technology, AEDC Group. He joined UAH in 1991.