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College of Engineering & Applied Science Department News partmen ar Department News 2 Letter from the School Director 3 Spotlight: Aerospace Program Named Ohio Center of Excellence 5 Brian Rowe’s Vision for UC Engineering Students Will Take O anks to $1 Million Bequest 6 NASA Glenn Research Center Delegate Visits UC 7 Teachers Experience Bio-inspired Flight Research at UC 7 UC Industry Site Visit 8 Professor Peter Nagy Receives the Roy Sharpe Award 8 School Director Honored for Impact on Aerospace Education 8 Recent Alumni Statistics 9 Dr. Gary L. Slater Named Director of the Ohio Space Grant Consortium 9 Professor Orkwis Receives 2010 Wandmacher Teaching Award 9 Dr. Mohamed Hamdan Joins Faculty 10 Faculty Pro le: Dr. Grant Scha ner 10 Dr. G.R. Liu Joins Faculty as Ohio Eminent Scholar 11 Dr. Wade Retires 11 Dr. Khosla Retires 12 Meet our new Adjunct Faculty 12 Faculty Awards 12 Adjunct Faculty Pro le: Dr. Pamela Menges 13 Spotlight: Lab Named in Honor of Professor Widen Tabako Student News uden udent Student News 15 Senior Honored with UC’s Presidential Leadership and Herman Schneider Medals of Excellence 15 Sophia Mitchell, $80,000 Cincinnatus Scholarship Recipient 15 Deans Award - Robert Charvat 16 Sydney Barker, Scholar-Athlete, Wins Best Poster at the 2010 Ohio Space Grant Consortium Symposium 16 e NASA Academy at the John Glenn Research Center, Summer 2009 16 Aerospace Student Awarded “Best Project” in Summer REU Program 16 Student News 17 Spotlight: UC Aerospace Students Bring Home 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Contact U Cont Con act Us University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science School of Aerospace Systems P.O. Box 210070 On the cover - Cincinnati, OH 45221-0070 Students build and y 513-556-3548 Zagi Gliders (radio controlled gliders) aerospace.ceas.uc.edu Letter from the School Director is newsletter highlights UC Aerospace Engineering program events as well as student, faculty and alumni news over the past two academic years. Our Senior Design teams continue to win national and international competitions and a number of our faculty have also received awards of recognition from their peers. e College of Engineering and Applied Science is now organized into seven schools and the School of Aerospace Systems is home for the Aerospace Engineering and Fire Science programs. e Aerospace Engineering program now has the unique distinction of having two Ohio Eminent Scholar Chairs. Dr. G.R. Liu, who is internationally recognized for his contributions to computational mechanics, meshless and advanced nite element methods started at UC September 1st. e rst Ohio Eminent Scholar chair has been held by Professor E e Gutmark since September 2000. e program will continue to excel with the planned appointment of three additional faculty to ll the Ohio Research Scholar Chairs and one for the Space Exploration Chair. Among our numerous faculty and student awards and recognitions we were especially happy to celebrate, in spring 2010, Professor Tabako ’s y years of outstanding contributions naming the propulsion lab in his honor. Professor Tabako founded and continued to build the lab through externally funded research over the years. Several of Professor Tabako ’s students and colleagues throughout the industry and government joined us in celebrating this joyous occasion that coincided with his 90th birthday and the 80th anniversary of Aerospace Engineering at UC. D E P A R T M E N T S P O T L I G H T Photos by Dottie Stover/University of Cincinnati UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science Aerospace Program named Ohio Center of Excellence 3| University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering and Applied Science Chancellor Eric Fingerhut and Ohio Board of Regents announced the Advanced Transportation and Aerospace Center for Intelligent Centers of Excellence. e University of Cincinnati was Propulsion Inaugural named a Center of Excellence in Intelligent Air & Space Vehicle Energy Systems based on its leadership over the past Seminar by Doug 80 years in contributions to the industry and to the state’s Bowers, Propulsion economy. Directorate, Air Force e goal of these Centers of Excellence is to focus their Research Lab, WPAFB academic and research activities on creation of advanced transportation and aerospace technology development On October 30, 2009, Mr. Bowers to create more jobs and strengthen Ohio’s ability to bring discussed some of the important and innovative technologies to commercialization. exciting programs that are being developed in the directorate’s R&D In introducing Chancellor Fingerhut, UC President Gregory portfolio including Adaptive Cycle Williams noted, “Strong universities and strong programs, Turbine Engines, Electrical Propulsion like these Centers of Excellence, work to attract and keep in Space, Hydrocarbon Boost Rocket the best and brightest young people in Ohio and ... A robust Propulsion, Energy, Power and system of public universities is indispensable to Ohio’s ermal Challenges, the upcoming economic future.” X-51 Hypersonic vehicle ights (to Mach #6) and the Alternative Fuels and UC’s Center of Excellence in Aerospace Engineering will Certi cation programs. build on its current strengths and develop innovative, breakthrough technologies to provide the next generation of e Air Force Research Laboratory aircra power and propulsion systems, advanced composite (AFRL) mission is to lead the discovery, materials and coatings, and intelligent systems technologies. development and integration of ese technologies a ect every aspect of an air or space cra a ordable war- ghting technologies. and are vital to its design and performance. AFRL is responsible for planning and implementing the entire USAF science With state support and a private $20 million endowment, and technology budget that covers basic the search for stellar aerospace authorities for the school research, exploratory development and is underway. e endowment is providing two chairs, the advanced development. e AFRL omas Je erson Chair in Space Exploration Propulsion Directorate develops air and and the Alan B. Shepard Chair in Space space vehicle propulsion technologies, Exploration, dedicated to space exploration including turbine engines, rocket and research. engines, advanced high speed propulsion and power technologies and associated e UC School of Aerospace Systems also fuels, lubricants, propellants and thermal leads a $27.5 million research program focused management. on power and propulsion. e grant is part of the state’s investment in research to foster economic development and will shortly result in the hiring of three Ohio Research Scholars. In addition, the School now has the unique distinction of having two Ohio Eminent Scholars, Drs. Ephraim Gutmark and Gui- Rong Liu. As a Center of Excellence for Aerospace Engineering, the School of Aerospace Systems expects to be moving toward even higher levels of excellence in education and research. aerospace.ceas.uc.edu | 4 D E P A R T M E N T N E W S Brian Rowe’s Vision for UC Engineering Students Will Take Oﬀ anks to $1 Million Bequest e late Brian H. Rowe, chairman emeritus of the former GE Aircra Engines (now known as GE Aviation), was a loyal supporter of the University of Cincinnati. e Rowe family foundation recently donated $1 million in ful llment of his bequest to the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Rowe played a key role in the development of the world’s most powerful engine, which was used on the Boeing 777. While Rowe was known around the world as a leader in aviation (working at GE from 1979 to 1993), at UC he was known as a strong supporter of engineering — especially engineering students. “Brian Rowe was a pioneer and leader in the design, development and manufacture of commercial aviation for half a century,” says Carlo Montemagno, Dean of UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science. “ roughout his career, he made many contributions to the advancement of technology in the eld of jet engines. He was very generous in working to improve opportunities for women who were interested in studying engineering. His commitment to higher education re ected his interest in providing for the education of future generations of leaders in engineering.” In 2001, through a generous donation from Rowe, UC created the Brian Rowe Center for Women in Engineering. e Rowe Center for Women at the College of Engineering and Applied Science was established with Rowe’s personal gi of $300,000. He funded the Rowe Center for three years and then renewed his commitment with another gi . e center, which opened in January 2002, promotes undergraduate recruitment, retention and post-graduate mentoring for female engineering students. “He really had great faith in UC and how it was growing,” says Rowe’s daughter, Penny Dinsmore, as she presented UC with the gi . “Dad wanted to encourage women in engineering. He was very interested in educating women and in getting more women in the workforce.” “I know he always thought very highly of the school and always believed the engineering school here was top-notch,” says Nick Dinsmore, son of Penny and John Dinsmore. He noted that his grandfather had worked as an apprentice while going to school at night. “So he believed strongly in the co-op program and the experience it gave. He found that the strength of the co-op program here was much like the apprenticeship you would get in England and other countries.” 5| University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering and Applied Science Nick Dinsmore, like his grandfather and his father, John, works for GE. He studied NASA Glenn Research Center Delegation mechanical engineering at UC, in fact, to his grandfather’s delight. “Dad encouraged Nick to Visits UC become an engineer and to join the UC co-op program,” Penny Dinsmore says. A delegation from NASA’s Glenn Research Center—led by then Director Dr. Woodrow Whitlow, Jr.—visited the University of “He felt strongly that business leaders need Cincinnati on February 2, 2009. He was accompanied by a team to understand both the technical side and including Lori Manthey, Executive O cer and Dr. Robert J. Shaw, the business side, and that the technical way Chief of Business Development and Partnerships. e group toured of thinking is not something you can learn the Aerospace Lab facilities both at Center Hill and on campus, as working on the job,” says Dinsmore. “You’ve got well as had a meeting with President Nancy Zimpher and Dean to learn it in school and experience it in the job Carlo Montemagno. Dr. Whitlow is now Associate Administrator environment and again the co-op program in for mission support at NASA Headquarters. that regard is just phenomenal.” “Brian was a very innovative and creative leader in aviation. He enjoyed supporting and interacting with engineering students. His support enabled engineering students to thrive and expand their international experience,” says Awatef Hamed, director of the School of Aerospace Systems. “He was a friend and strong supporter of the college.” Rowe received an honorary doctor of science degree from UC in 1987 and was a UC Foundation Board Member, an Alumni Association Lifetime Member and a Circle of Honor Benefactor. In 2001, besides the Rowe Center for Women at the College of Engineering and Applied Science, he also established the Newcastle exchange program for engineering students at the University of Cincinnati. e Newcastle Exchange Program annually exchanges a UC student with an engineering student from the University of Newcastle in the United Kingdom. e gi from Rowe’s foundation will be used to match funds set aside from a $27.5 million grant awarded by the Ohio ird Frontier program for a Center for Intelligent Propulsion and Advanced Life Management. A portion of that grant is for a chair in the School of Aerospace Systems — but it has to be matched in cash before it can be lled. “ ere will be an endowed chair in his name at the college recognizing the strong association between UC and GE,” says Hamed. “ ere are approximately 1,000 GE engineers who have obtained their master’s and PhD degrees from the UC aerospace department in a program started in 1967 by Professor Widen Tabako .” (In fact, Brian Rowe had been the keynote speaker at the 75th anniversary of UC’s aerospace program, when they celebrated being the second-oldest aerospace department in the country.) “My grandfather always cared for his customer and tried to give his customer products that they appreciated, that bene tted them,” says Nick Dinsmore. “ ings like prognostics, diagnostics and intelligent health monitoring are all going to help bring value to the customers.” Born in London, England on May 6, 1931, Rowe died at the age of 75 in Philadelphia on February 22, 2007, following surgery. e Dinsmore family presented the check to UC on what would have been Brian Rowe’s 79th birthday. aerospace.ceas.uc.edu | 6 D E P A R T M E N T N E W S Teachers Experience Bio-inspired Flight Research at UC Melissa Burns, a 6th grade teacher at Sharpsburg Elementary in Norwood, Ohio and Amy Jameson, a high school teacher at Gilbert A. Dater High School in Cincinnati, Ohio were accepted into the Summer RET (Research Experience for Teachers) Program at the University of Cincinnati held during July-August 2010. e idea behind this experience is for teachers to gain a better understanding of engineering, complete STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) lessons and be involved in a real research project by creating an experiment, eld testing, completing simulations, collecting and analyzing data over a six week period of time. ere were twelve teachers involved, broken down into six pairs, and placed on one of six projects: nanotechnology, ight, water testing, biodiesel, tra c and energy. Each morning they were exposed to lectures, seminars, demonstrations, and even several eld trips. Guest speakers for each of the projects came in and presented why engineering is important to their topic and how they can get students more involved and inspired by their love of science. Melissa and Amy were placed in the bio-inspired ight project. Under the guidance of Dr. Kelly Cohen, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Cody Lafountain and Curtis Fox, they learned about the principles of ight, created models of airfoils to test in the smoke and wind tunnel, built and ew a Zagi (a radio controlled glider) and then used an in-house so ware, AeroMorph, to create “new” airfoils, including a very unique dragon- y con gurations. At the end of the experience, Melissa and Amy had created classroom lessons, PowerPoints, movies and posters to share with their students and other educators. ey also completed a research paper, PowerPoint and poster which they presented to a group of engineers to explain their research and what they learned during their summer experience. is project won rst place with the research paper, the classroom implementation report, the research poster and the lesson plan poster. It placed rst in 4 of the 6 categories. Professor Awatef Hamed, Director, School of Aerospace Systems is looking into expanding the above positive experience into a meaningful outreach program aimed at introducing aerospace engineering concepts in schools thereby underscoring the “E” in “STEM”. UC Industry Site Visit e Ohio Aerospace Institute and the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics organized a UC visit for 28 industry participants October 30-31, 2008. e day started with a welcome from Dean Montemagno and a brie ng by Professor Hamed on the Ohio Research Scholar Award for Intelligent Propulsion Systems, highlighting College and Department research. e group visited the Aerospace Combustion Labs, High Temperature Erosion Facilities and the Gas Turbine Simulation Lab at Center Hill. A er returning to campus, the visitors split into smaller groups to tour the Aerospace Propulsion and Non Destructive Evaluation Laboratories and Mechanical and Material Engineering research laboratories guided by students Ryan Noble (AE 2009) and Krista Kirievich (AEEM 2010). 7| University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering and Applied Science Professor Peter Nagy Receives the Roy Sharpe Award e Roy Sharpe Prize is awarded annually by the Technical Committee of the British Institute of NDT and sponsored by an organization in Associate Membership of the Institute. It rewards signi cant contribution through research and development in any branch of NDT to the bene t of industry or society. e 2008 Roy Sharpe Prize was presented at the NDT 2009 Conference in Blackpool, UK on 15 September by Doug Wylie, TWI’s Training NDT Programme Manager. e recipient was Professor Peter Nagy from the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Cincinnati. Professor Nagy is the second USA recipient of this prestigious award. His Roy Sharpe Prize lecture was entitled: Non-destructive methods for materials state awareness monitoring. School Director Honored for Impact on Aerospace Education Professor Awatef A. Hamed received the J. Leland Atwood Award in honor of her outstanding work with engineering students at the University of Cincinnati and around the world. She was honored at the awards luncheon on January 6, 2009 as part of the 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting at the World Center Marriott, Orlando, FL. e AIAA and the American Society for Engineering Education jointly sponsor the J. Leland Atwood award, to recognize outstanding educational achievement and to encourage innovative improvements in aerospace education. e award honors the legacy of J. Leland “Lee” Atwood, an early aviation pioneer. During his tenure at North American Aviation, Inc. Atwood designed both the P-51 Mustang ghter, and the B-25 Mitchell Medium Bomber. Atwood retired as the head of North American Rockwell Corp., one of America’s premier aviation companies. Recent Alumni Statistics Professor Paul Orkwis reported the results of the UC Aerospace Engineering Program Alumni Survey that he conducted for the classes of 2005, 2006 and 2007. Of 90 alums, 40 responded to the survey, for a 44% return, which is really outstanding! Of those responding, 87.5% are employed in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related eld. Almost all have been promoted or their job responsibilities have increased. Half have attended graduate school, and 60% have completed some professional development. Most are involved in a professional organization and many in a community organization. is impressive list of accomplishments is a real credit to their skills and talents as engineers in these trying times. We are proud of our alumni and anticipate that this talented group can make a di erence as to where aerospace and the country goes in the future. aerospace.ceas.uc.edu | 8 D E P A R T M E N T N E W S Dr. Gary L. Slater Named Paul also teaches through his research at both undergraduate and graduate levels. For the past decade, Director of the Ohio Space Grant he has been part of GE Aviation’s University Strategic Consortium Alliance, in which he works with others from an elite group of schools: MIT, Stanford, Michigan, OSU, Notre Dame, On September 1, 2009, Dr. Gary L. Slater o cially assumed Georgia Tech, Aachen and Tsinghua. Paul is also a member his role as the new Director of the Ohio Space Grant of the University of Michigan/U.S. Air Force/Boeing Consortium (OSGC). e NASA/OSGC is part of the Collaborative Center for Aeronautical Sciences, where his National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, team works collaboratively with experimentalists to do which is funded through Congress and administered by pretest simulations of facilities and assist in design. NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC. ere are 52 Space Grants—one in each state—plus the District of Columbia Asked what he likes best about UC, he replies, “It’s right and Puerto Rico. OSGC is based at the Ohio Aerospace in the middle of everything—GEAE, a major engine Institute in Cleveland, OH and is comprised of 17 Ohio manufacturer; the Air Force Research Labs in Dayton; and colleges and universities, six community colleges, NASA NASA Glenn.” Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH, and the Air Force Research Laboratories in Dayton, OH. In addition to his academic credentials, Paul is a licensed soccer coach. An avid sports fan, he has Bengals season Currently a Professor Emeritus of Aerospace Engineering tickets attends many UC football and basketball games. and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Cincinnati (UC), Gary was elected Director by the OSGC Executive Committee. Dr. Slater has a long-standing commitment to NASA and the Ohio Space Grant for many years as UC Dr. Mohamed Hamdan Joins Faculty Campus Representative. Dr. Hamdan joined Aerospace Engineering at UC as a Field In addition to his role as Director of OSGC, Dr. Slater Service Associate Professor September 2010 following a maintains a research program focusing on Air Tra c year as Adjunct Professor. His focus will be on teaching Control, which is currently funded by NASA. Statics, Dynamics, and fault diagnosis in structures courses. Dr. Hamdan served as a full time faculty member in the then newly established Mechanical Engineering (ME) Professor Orkwis Receives 2010 Department at the University of Jordan (UJ) in Amman, Wandmacher Teaching Award Jordan Since 1982. At that time, the ME department at UJ had only four full time faculty members and less than a Paul Orkwis began his career at UC as an assistant professor hundred undergraduate students and no lab facilities. He in 1991. A native New Yorker, he “grew up under the ight was assigned the task of developing and implementing a path for Kennedy airport.” It seems that airplanes are his regionally and internationally reputable undergraduate and destiny: his sister worked for the airlines so he got to y at a graduate Mechanical Engineering program. Dr. Hamdan young age. As a student in technical high school, he trained was a visiting professor at the United Arab Emirates for a job as an airplane mechanic, but with each step in his University in 2006 and at Washington State University in education, Paul raised his sights. He earned a bachelor’s 1992. degree in mathematics at Dowling College. With that under his belt, he moved on to North Carolina State for Master Dr. Hamdan has supervised over 20 MS and Ph.D. students, and Ph.D. degrees. and has over y refereed journal articles and conference papers. He developed and o ered short courses and Paul has earned teaching awards throughout his career. workshops on vibration analysis and monitoring techniques He is currently on the “Master Educator” list, to which for fault diagnosis/rotor dynamics and uid power circuit he was rst elected in 2006. He is known for helping analysis and design in Jordan and in Saudi Arabia. He students understand basic principles and visualize the obtained his BS degree in Aerospace and Mechanical results. Students say that he uses humor to create a Engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1976 and relaxed atmosphere that is conducive to learning. e his Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1982. Wandmacher Teaching Award is given annually to only one individual across the College. 9| University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering and Applied Science Faculty Proﬁle: Dr. Grant Dr. G.R. Liu Joins Faculty Schaﬀner as Ohio Eminent Scholar Dr. Scha ner joined the Aerospace Engineering Dr. Gui-Rong Liu joined the University Department at UC as an Assistant Professor in of Cincinnati’s School of Aerospace September 2009 following a Systems as Ohio Eminent Scholar in year as an Adjunct Professor. September 2010. He has made signi cant He teaches spacecra design contributions in the area of computational and orbital mechanics, as methods, especially in meshfree methods well as integrated spacecra and advanced nite element methods. He engineering and spacecra established the G space theory, principles dynamics. He plans to set for W2 formulations, and the families of up a lab to examine human smoothed nite element methods and health and survival in extreme smoothed point interpolation methods. His environments, focusing methods have been widely applied to solve on space ight and combat solid mechanics, material and geometric applications. nonlinear problems, uid dynamics, and uid-structural interaction problems Most recently, Dr. Scha ner in engineering systems as well as bio- has been working as a Sta systems. A highly productive and well-cited Scientist at BAE Systems in scholar in the area of computer modeling Fair eld, Ohio. His work and simulation, Dr. Liu is the author of involved computational nine books including Mesh Free Method: simulation of vehicle Moving Beyond the Finite Element Method and human dynamics during blast and rollover and Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics: A events. Prior to that, he worked for six years at the Meshfree Particle Method. He is also the NASA Johnson Space Center developing exercise Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal countermeasures to space ight induced physiological of Computational Methods and a member changes; performing critical mission task of the Executive Council of the International assessments; and examining human performance Association for and injury risk during extravehicular activity. He also Computational served on the NASA Lunar Architecture Team for Mechanics. the Constellation Program. Dr. Liu comes to UC from Dr. Scha ner has a rich background in the aerospace the National industry. He has worked on the Space Shuttle University of Wakeshield Facility, the COMET (Commercial Singapore where Experiment Transport) spacecra , Boeing satellites, he was Director the Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, and Pratt of the Centre & Whitney rocket motor gimbals. In addition, he for Advanced has worked on multiple experiments own on the Computations Space Shuttle and Space Station to explore structural in Engineering dynamics and control, protein crystal growth, and Science. semiconductor fabrication. An additional Dr. Scha ner is a member of the American Institute Eminent Scholar of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Aerospace chair (in Experimental Fluid Dynamics) is Medical Association. He received his bachelor’s and currently held by Dr. Ephraim Gutmark. master’s degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics e School of Aerospace systems is unique from MIT in 1989 and 1995, respectively, and his in the State of Ohio in having two Eminent doctorate in Medical Engineering from the Harvard - Scholar chairs. MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. aerospace.ceas.uc.edu | 10 D E P A R T M E N T N E W S Dr. Wade Retires Jim’s many contributions in his 50+ In 1979, Professor Khosla joined year career will be missed, but we the faculty of the Department of Professor James “Jim” Wade wish him and his wife Annie well, Aerospace Engineering and Applied announced his retirement from the as they both move on to enjoy their Mechanics at UC. He continued Department in June 2009. Jim was retirement. his research and teaching activities an early graduate of the Aeronautical in CFD and related areas, and he Engineering program at UC- was supported by numerous grants graduating in 1957. He went on to Dr. Khosla Retires from AFOSR, ONR, and several a career in the Air Force, rising to NASA centers. He was an important the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and A er thirty-one years of service contributor to the NASA Center of educationally completing his Ph.D. to the Department of Aerospace Excellence in Computational Fluid degree at the Air Force Institute of Engineering and Engineering Dynamics in the Department, and Technology. Jim’s responsibilities Mechanics (now the School of to the UC/NASA University Space in the Air Force covered a range Aerospace Systems), Engineering Research of duties at the Flight Dynamics Professor Prem Khosla Center on Health Laboratory at Wright Patterson in retired at the end of June Monitoring of Space Dayton, as well as an assignment as Professor Emeritus. Propulsion Systems on the faculty at the US Air Force in the College. He Academy. A er completing his received several student PhD requirements recognition awards, and Jim grew up in Cincinnati, graduated at Punjab University he was very active in the from Hughes High School adjacent in India, in 1964 College of Engineering’s to the University, and is noted as Professor Khosla Emerging Ethnic one of the rst African-American accepted a position as Engineers program graduates at UC College of a Research Associate for underrepresented Engineering. us, upon retirement in the Department of groups in Engineering. from the Air Force, it is notable that Aerospace Engineering and Applied he joined the College of Engineering Mechanics at the Polytechnic In 1994, Prof. Khosla was appointed in 1979 as an Assistant Dean, in Institute of Brooklyn (now the the Associate Department Head, charge of the minority-engineering Polytechnic Institute of New York where he served the Department program with the goal of increased University). Shortly therea er, he was admirably until his recent retirement. recruitment and retention of appointed to the department faculty Prem was usually the rst contact minorities in the College. and began his distinguished career in for most prospective students who research and teaching in the areas of visited the Department, and the Jim le the Dean’s aerodynamics, rare ed gas enthusiasm for the Department o ce to become a dynamics and computational that he generated is evidenced by full-time teaching uid dynamics (CFD). Prem the large number of students who faculty member in collaborated with other joined the Department as freshmen. the Department. faculty members on a several In addition, Prem was one of the As instructor, Jim research grants and advised primary architects and supporters of taught almost all several PhD students. is the Department’s highly successful the structures resulted in numerous papers ACCEND program, where highly oriented courses at technical conferences quali ed students receive MS degrees in the Aerospace and articles in major shortly a er their BS degrees. Department, and technical journals. In 1973, also took over duties the international journal, Professor Khosla’s intelligence, warm administering the Computers and Fluids, was smile, wit, and key insights will be College Mechanics program. He established by Pergamon missed by the students that he taught served as AIAA Student Branch Press. Prem played a major role in and advised, by his fellow faculty faculty adviser, a stint as Department the development of this journal, and members, by the sta , and by all who Graduate Director, and a host of he continued to serve on its Editorial had the joy of working with him on a other professorial administrative Board throughout his career. regular basis. We wish him well in his duties. retirement. 11 | University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering and Applied Science Meet our new Adjunct Faculty How to Make a Mr. Barry Hunt obtained his BS and MS from Cambridge University Trinity College. He has extensive industrial experience rst at British Aerospace and Gift to the School of later at GE Aviation in Knowledge Based System Integration and in Heat Transfer Aerospace Systems and Fluid Systems Design. e School appreciates alumni Mr. Johnathan Morarity is Program Manager at Belcan Corporation with support at any level. If you would expertise in control system so ware and engine modeling and simulation. He like to contribute to the School’s obtained his BS from Case Western Reserve and his MS from the University of important mission, please Cincinnati. make your check out to the UC Foundation/School of Aerospace Dr. Stephen K. Shirooni received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Systems and send to: University of Cincinnati and his MS and BS from the University of Louisville. He is currently the Lead Manager of Large Military Engines Rotating Part Design University of Cincinnati at General Electric Aviation in Evendale where his responsibilities over the past College of Engineering and years were in the areas of heat transfer and secondary ow, engine airplane Applied Science integration and Large Military Engines. O ce of Development PO Box 210018 Adjunct Faculty Proﬁle: Dr. Pamela Menges Cincinnati, OH 45221-0018 On-line gi s can be made at Pamela A. Menges, Ph.D., joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering www.Giveto.UC.edu. Indicate and Engineering Mechanics as an adjunct faculty member. She is President and that the gi is for the School of CEO of Aerospace Research Systems, Inc. (ARSI), a 16-year old research and Aerospace Systems when lling development rm completing the detail design phase of the Ramstar Orbital out the on-line giving form. Spaceplane. e ARSI spaceplane is derived from Dr. Menges’ hypersonic UAV developed through her doctoral research. Upon completion the Ramstar Spaceplane Flying Testbed will be licensed and own as an experimental jet and provide a platform for mission planning, analysis and simulation as well as integration of new technologies. e Ramstar spaceplane is designed as a modular vehicle to allow for up-grades and modi cations and new technologies evolve. e project includes new materials and optronic systems to reduce power consumption and improve reliability for space systems. Dr. Menges, whose degrees include mathematics, biomathematics and high-energy physics, has more than 15 years experience in research and engineering. A er completing her postdoctoral research at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Space Engineering and International Technology groups, she returned to ARSI in 1998 as President and Director of Engineering. She is an experienced ight test engineer and commercial pilot. Her research includes hypersonics, arti cial intelligence and Faculty Awards biomimetic and advanced functional materials, reusable launch vehicles, adaptive and modular wind generators. Dr. Bruce Walker won the College’s Master Educator award presented on Dr. Menges is a senior member of the American Institute for Aeronautics June 4, 2009 and Astronautics (AIAA) and a member of the American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Dr. Kelly Cohen won the 2009 Neil Archaeological Institute of America. Wandmacher Teaching award for Young She was recently made a fellow of Faculty presented on June 4, 2009 and the NASA Institute for Advanced the Kenneth Harris James Prize 2010 Concepts for her work in developing award given by the Aerospace Industries a new class of functional structures Division from the Institution of and biomimetic computers applied Mechanical Engineers, United Kingdom to apping wing ight and morphing vehicles. aerospace.ceas.uc.edu | 12 D E P A R T M E N T S P O T L I G H T Aero Propulsion and Gas Dynamics Lab named in honor of Professor Widen Tabakoﬀ e University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees approved on November 17, 2009 the naming of the 300 Rhodes Aero Propulsion lab a er Prof. Tabako . Widen Tabako , was born in Bulgaria, received a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Prague in 1941. His interest in pursuing aerospace engineering postgraduate studies took him to the University of Berlin where he studied for only one semester before Hitler’s advancing army forced him to move to Vienna to continue his studies. Tabako earned his PhD in 1945 from the University of Berlin and continued his research there until 1947, working with Werner von Braun—who had been a member of Tabako ’s thesis committee— and Hans von Ohein—who led gas turbine research. Tabako le Berlin in 1947 to join von Ohein and other scientists in their e orts to develop supersonic aircra . He worked in Argentina until 1955, when he returned to Germany to work for Hoechst AG. In that same year the U.S. Army invited Tabako o traveled rav ra to join Werner von Braun’s research group in Huntsville, Alabama. During this time Tabako traveled to Cincinnati on d assignment to work with the U.S. Army Engineering Division Laboratory (formerly located on the Ohio River) to test high n temperature alloy materials developed by a contractor for use in the nozzle of the Saturn V rocket. Tabako ’s family very much liked their life in Cincinnati, even though he worked for the Army based in Huntsville. e e ermanently Army wanted to retain Tabako ’s services and agreed that he and his family could live permanently in Cincinnati. is development in his professional career led to an o er from the University of Cincinnati to become a member of the o aerospace faculty also. ets t fellf At this time the Air Force was experiencing problems in locating the payloads of rockets that fell into the ocean many ce’s failure ’s ’ miles away from the launch sites. Tabako and a colleague determined that the Air Force’s failure to take into account ted. T . Together, the er, er the prevailing wind conditions at launch was the reason the payloads could not be located. Together, the two scientists y undertook to pinpoint the entry locations in the ocean where the payloads ended up by painstakingly using slide rule calculations to compile a grid of possible locations based on the wind conditions. e Air Force used the grid to station rt Tabako tT two ships ten miles apart so that the payloads could be quickly recovered. For his e ort Tabako received the sum of $20,000 along with a salary for continued work. uld As a new faculty member, Tabako was anxious to develop a laboratory where he could experiment on the detonation of unnel materials for rockets and aircra . Sponsored by the Army, he re-located a wind tunnel supported by “monster” air tanks f tf from (3500 3 @ 200 psig) from WPAFB to the University of Cincinnati at the cost of $50,000. Support from government and s, sfer facilities, sfer fac industry allowed for additional features of the laboratory including cascade tunnels, combustion and heat transfer facilities, and turbo machinery test facilities. lish Tabako worked with colleagues in astronomy, mathematics, and physics to establish graduate studies at the university— the Graduate School of the University of Cincinnati—where MS and PhD degrees in aerospace engineering became available in 1959. Tabako was named the AerospaceDepartment’s Director of Graduate Studies in that same year. raduate 13 | University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering and Applied Science Tabako built a strong research program in propulsion and also taught courses. Increasingly, many of his students included employees of General Electric Aircra Engines (GEAE) in Evendale. Tabako worked within the university to obtain approval for a degree program for employees of GE who wanted to pursue graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati. e program, called the GE Advanced Engineering Course, was designed as a co-op program for graduate students who attended classes at UC and GE-Evendale. Since the rst class of students in the GE-AE/UC program graduated in 1969, 1,000 GE employees have obtained their graduate degrees. In 1968 Tabako ’s proposal for a propulsion multidisciplinary NASA sponsored center was awarded and he served as director of Project emis, involving 11 faculty from three departments—Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science, and Chemical Engineering. Funding of Project emis exceeded $6M and provided support for many graduate students over ten years. In the course of performing work on Project emis, Tabako continuously upgraded the research infrastructure, shaping the Propulsion Research Laboratory’s into a world-class experimental facility. Research in the Propulsion Laboratory has evolved and the lab has been the mainstay testing facility for Tabako ’s acclaimed erosion testing work. In 1972 Tabako was named one of the U.S. Army’s “Men of Achievement” for his work with the U.S. Army Research O ce. He developed a unique erosion wind tunnel that simulates the aerodynamic conditions for turbo-machine blades exposed to high temperature particulate ows. e erosion tunnel was also used to measure particle “restitution ratios” employing Laser Doppler Velocimetry. roughout his career, Tabako has been dedicated to providing opportunity for underrepresented students to pursue engineering education. His approach has been to empower students, providing the nurture and structure for persons of all demographic and cultural backgrounds to discover their potential. Case in point—he has served as a mentor for underrepresented high school students through the Army’s Research and Education Apprenticeship Program (REAP) for over twenty ve years. Tabako is an AIAA and ASME Fellow and the recipient of the prestigious ASME Fluid Machinery Design Award. He managed several major multidisciplinary research projects and produced over 500 publications. He has been a thesis advisor for more than 500 M.S. and 30 Ph.D. students. He has had externally sponsored research support every year of his career at the University of Cincinnati. Over $100M monetary funds are traced directly and as a consequence of Prof. Tabako ’s contributions over his 50 years career at UC. rough continued external sponsored research funding he built the necessary infrastructure of high pressure air supply, storage tanks, etc currently valued at $20M for the Propulsion Lab at 300 Rhodes Hall. e named lab facilities gave UC the competitive advantage for several State awards totaling over $33M. Department Head Awatef Hamed spoke for generations of persons whose lives have been touched by the genius and humanity of Widen Tabako . She said, “We are lucky he came here.” aerospace.ceas.uc.edu | 14 S T U D E N T N E W S Senior Honored with UC’s Her maternal grandparents are also graduates of UC. Mitchell was president of her high school’s Women in Presidential Leadership and Science and Engineering program and was captain of Herman Schneider Medals of the Science Olympiad Team. She was a two-time winner at the Intel International Science and Engineering Excellence Fair. Her other activities include a love of ﬂying (she holds a student pilot’s license), diving (she competed Ashley Verho , an ASE senior in national, state and regional springboard diving who graduated in Spring 2009, competitions) and music (piano and guitar). Mitchell was one of the three University is also a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership of Cincinnati graduates honored School in Mountaineering. She previously earned college with the university’s most credit in physics at the University of Louisville, where prestigious award for academic she also held a three-year internship as a researcher in excellence, leadership, character, the astrophysics department. service and dedication to university ideals. Verho has also Mitchell’s service activities been named the College of Engineering Herman Schneider included work with an Medalist in recognition of her cooperative education organization that provided achievements. horseback riding therapy to special needs children. She was Assistant Lead for this year’s “Battle of the Rockets” She also worked with ﬁfth- team, which won rst place in the precision altitude grade girls to encourage their competition. She was also vice president of the UC chapter interest in math and science of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics ﬁelds. She says UC’s co-op program, the diverse student (AIAA), and was treasurer of the Ohio Beta Chapter of body and the beautiful campus helped her commit to Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. Verho credits pursuing her college education at UC. her hometown family values for her academic success. “Although neither my mother nor my father attended college, this does not exclude them from being the most Deans Award - Robert Charvat important role models in my life,” she says. “ ey have never allowed me to forget the in nite opportunities that e Dean’s Award is given annually to a senior engineering education can o er and they continue to provide constant student who has exhibited distinctive qualities of leadership encouragement of my passions.” and rendered outstanding service to the College. is year’s winner is Robert Charvat, senior in the Department of Sophia Mitchell, $80,000 Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. Cincinnatus Scholarship Recipient GE has also gured prominently in Rob’s academic life. In his co-op quarters he has tested jet engines at the Peebles Ten incoming freshmen, including Aerospace Engineering Test Center, initiated cost savings measures, and completed student Sophia Mitchell, are recipients of the full, four-year two major projects with GE. More recently, Rob has worked $80,000 Cincinnatus scholarship, an award that covers on research with several UC faculty; projects include tuition, room and board, books and fees. everything from space robotics to combustion systems. He is currently working with Dr. Kelly Cohen to develop Sophia Mitchell, Louisville, Ky. – e 18-year-old algorithms that will optimize the resources used to ght graduate of duPont Manual Magnet High School is forest res. Rob notes that last year in majoring in aerospace engineering and is joining the California alone, 500,000 acres were College of Engineering and Applied Science’s ACCEND destroyed by re. program, an accelerated ﬁve-year engineering program in which students earn their bachelor and master’s He credits his “amazing parents” and degrees. She is joining the University Honors Program the many other people who have for academically talented students. She follows a family assisted him along the way for his of Bearcats including her mother, who attended the success. Following graduation, Rob will College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning continue in UC’s Master’s program in (DAAP), and her father, who earned undergraduate and Aerospace Engineering. graduate degrees from UC before going to law school. 15 | University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering and Applied Science Sydney Barker, Scholar-Athlete, me and providing needed funds for our group project. Additionally, I appreciate the support from the University Wins Best Poster at the 2010 of Cincinnati and my professors for helping me take Ohio Space Grant Consortium advantage of this unique opportunity. Symposium Aerospace Student Awarded “Best Sydney Barker a pre-junior in Aerospace and a member Project” in Summer REU Program of the Emerging Ethnic Engineers Program earned On August 13, 2009, Mr. Cody award for the best poster Lafountain received the “Best for the STEM presentations Project” from summer Research at the April 2010 Ohio Experience for Undergraduates Space Grant Consortium (REU) program. Mr. Lafountain, a Symposium in Cleveland, senior in Aerospace Engineering, Ohio. e Ohio Space and his winning project Grant Consortium sponsors the annual STEM (Science “Development of an Airfoil Design Technology Engineering and Mathematics) symposium. Tool for Morphing Aircra ” was guided by his faculty mentor Dr. e participating schools were Ohio State, University Kelly Cohen. of Cincinnati, University of Akron, Ohio University, Cleveland State University, University of Dayton, Wright State, Ohio Northern University, University of Toledo, Student News Central State University, Miami University, Cedarville University, Air Force Institute of Technology, and Krista Kirievich, a junior undergraduate student was Wilberforce University. awarded the AIAA Foundation Leatrice Gregory Pendray Scholarship worth $2000. (2010-2011) Sydney was selected as Scholar-Athlete of the Month in September 2010. She is a mid elder and captain of the Chris Porter, Junior, earned a NASA Scholarship valued at women’s soccer team. $15,000 per year for two years. (March 2009) Chelsea Sabo, a PhD student won the Open Topic e NASA Academy at the John Graduate Award worth $5000. Chelsea has also been given the opportunity to present her award-winning research, Glenn Research Center, Summer mentored by Dr. Kelly Cohen, at an AIAA Conference. 2009 (2010-2011) by Adam Miller (ASE ‘11) ASE graduate students Chelsea Sabo, Nicholas Hanlon, and Kris Korte won the prestigious NSF GK-12 Project e summer of 2009, I was privileged to participate in STEP Fellowship for 2009-2011. ese awards are worth a the NASA Academy at the John Glenn Research Center total of $150,000. in Cleveland. e one word I would use to describe my experience - intense. e winners of the 34th Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium Technical Presentation Competition During my time in Cleveland, I worked with Dr. Geo rey are: Landis recording and analyzing solar power data from the Marshall Galbraith, a PhD student, won the 2010 Best Mars rovers to study the e ect of Martian dust storms on Tech presentation award for his Flow Control, Multi-Row, solar power arrays and power sustainability. “Micro-Ramp Actuators for Shock Wave Boundary-Layer Interaction Control” research. e NASA Academy was truly an amazing experience. Daniel Cuppoletti, a PhD student, won the 2010 Best Tech While this program requires a signi cant personal presentation award for his Combustion and Fuels, “High- commitment, unlike more conventional co-ops, it gives a Frequency Combustion Instabilities with Radial V-Gutter unique, in-depth look at NASA and its workings. I cannot Flame Holders” research. thank the Ohio Space Consortium enough for sponsoring aerospace.ceas.uc.edu | 16 S T U D E N T S P O T L I G H T UC Aerospace Students Bring Home 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place from Intercollegiate Competitions UC SEDS Team Wins required entrants to design and y were 99.5% accurate to their target a rocket and Mars lander cra . e altitude, far above the 80% of the Battle of the Rockets precision altitude competition required second place team. e team hence Competition teams to deliver the lander to 1,200 feet established a strong precedent for AsE and provide for the stable and upright underclassmen to excel in future space 2009 marked the rst year for a new descent of the lander and rocket. science design- build- y competitions. student group, the UC Students for the Exploration and Development of Space Dr. Grant Scha ner served as e team members were: (SEDS). Formed by three seniors, advisor for UC’s RockCats team. Dr. Ryan Noble (Team Lead), Zachary UC SEDS is a local chapter of an Scha ner possessed a rare insight Kier (Assistant Team Lead), Ashley international organization dedicated into engineering talents, project Verho (Assistant Team Lead), Adam to the exploration management, and demonstrated an Clark, Melissa Scha er, Scott Mindel, of space. e authentic desire to guide the students Isaac Ozinga, Rachel Edgerly, and Alex group sponsors into becoming talented engineers. Handley participation of the e art of interacting with one’s peers, especially under con ict, was a tenet spacecra design Dr. Scha ner seamlessly wove into Hellcats Place 2nd in track class in a design-build- y lectures on more traditional aerospace SAE 2010 Aero Design competition. sciences. East Competition UC SEDS e e orts of the UC RockCats were e University of Cincinnati competed sponsored UC well rewarded with the title of 2009 in the annual SAE Aero Design East RockCats to compete in the rst ever Battle of the Rockets Champion. e competition, held last spring in Fort Praxis, Inc. Battle of the Rockets 2009. UC RockCats’s spacecra submission Worth, Texas. e competition goals is intercollegiate rocket competition achieved an altitude of 1,207 feet. ey 17 | University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering and Applied Science for the Regular class were to design Ghimire, Cody and construct a radio controlled Lafountain (team aircra to carry maximum payload leader), Matt Finke, given design constraints of a speci ed Danielle Grage, engine size and an combined total Joel Ruschman, length, width, and height of 200 Bhupatindra Malla, inches. Alex Koporc, Pablo Mora Sanchez, More than 60 teams, from the United Brandon Handy, States, Brazil, Canada, Poland, Puerto Clayton Ross, Rico, and India competed in three size Charles Njoka, and classes. e Hellcats placed 2nd behind Prakhar Aghamkar. a Brazilian team among 45 teams in the Regular class, ahead of all other United States teams including the Aerocats winner of the SAE Aero Design West Amass Out of a total of 43 teams from seven competition. eir design consisted of Another Win di erent countries, the University of a high-mono-wing aircra weighing in Cincinnati Aerocats took 3rd place at just over eight pounds. Increasing overall in the competition losing only Aerospace Senior Aircra Design payload over to two Brazilian teams, making the Team, the Aerocats, took 3rd place six rounds Aerocats national champions!! at the 2009 SAE Aero-design East of ights, competition in the regular class (Elliott the Hellcats e Aerocats also won the NASA Green Award) April 2009. Brazilian were able Systems Engineering Award that teams took 1st and 2nd place. Mr. John to carry a recognizes the team’s success in Livingston was the team advisor and maximum applying the systems engineering Dr. Santiago Panzardi was the team of 29.23 process to the SAE Aero Design. pilot pounds, more than 350% of the aircra weight, e team members were: Ashtin e 2009 Society of Automotive leading to a total combined score Dragoo (Team Lead), Kevin Hendricks Engineering Aero Design Competition of 236.1376, just 1.2426 behind the (Team Lead), Kris Aber (Team Lead), required students to design, build winning team. e teams would like Steve Gobrogge, Daniel Galbraith, and y a remote controlled aircra . to thank their pilot Santiago Panzardi William VonHagen, Ryan Criteria for winning and their advisor John Livingston, for Klenke, Steve Williamson, included the team’s their guidance and support through Jason Nimersheim, Kyle design report, oral the complex process involved in a Seger, and Mark Stecher. presentation, and competition at such a high level. ight scores based on the payload e Hellcats team included: Dilip weight of the aircra . aerospace.ceas.uc.edu | 18 University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science School of Aerospace Systems P.O. Box 210070 Cincinnati, OH 45221-0070 A L U M N I N E W S Kathleen Atkins, BS ASE ‘90, was elected to the AIAA Isaac Ozinga, BS ASE ‘09, currently works at NASA’s Board of Directors as Director - Technical, Aerospace Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX recently shared Design, and Structures Group a spectacular picture of the STS-128 mission launch. According to Isaac, “You Jessica (Steinberger) Brueggeman, ASE ‘08, began can clearly see the shockwaves coming out working at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM of the exhaust of all three main engines in January 2009 as the Senior Space Intelligence Analyst that is normally not visible during the supporting Air Force Research Lab’s Space Vehicles and daytime launches.” Directed Energy Directorates. She married Michael Scott Brueggeman on March 7, 2009 and they are expecting Ralph Spitzen, ASE ‘74, had this photo taken (March their rst child in December 2010. 2009) a er four days on the Greenlandic icecap on their way back to civilization with Matt Goettke and Carolyn (Eglet) Goettke, both ‘08 ASE a brief stop in a small village graduates, had a baby boy, Joey on May 24, 2009. (Population of 50 people and only accessible by dogsled, boat or Jordan Lindsey, BS ASE ‘04, is now in the Extravehicular foot). Ralph is on the le and his ra Activity (EVA) Branch in Houston, Texas, where he trains son-in-law is on the right. r astronauts to perform space walks.
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