Dr. Kohei Fujimoto to join MAE Department Fall 2015
MAE is pleased to announce Dr. Kohei Fujimoto will be joining the department in August as an assistant professor.
Dr. Fujimoto received his PhD in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2013. He graduated from the University of Michigan with his B.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering in 2009. Between 2013 and 2015, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University. Kohei's research interests are in astrodynamics and orbit determination for data-sparse systems, with a focus on analytical methods relevant to space situational awareness (SSA), uncertainty quantification, and autonomous navigation. His work has been selected for a best paper award, cited in a National Research Council report, and documented as a NASA technical report.
New Aerospace Engineering PhD Program
The MAE Department will begin offering an Aerospace Engineering PhD program fall 2015. Coursework and research will provide students with in-depth studies in areas such as astrodynamics, guidance and navigation, dynamics and control, propulsion, and fluids. Program requirements can be found on MAE’s Graduate Degree Programs webpage.
Graduate Research Assistantship Openings for Fall 2015
MAE faculty are seeking new graduate students to join their research teams for fall 2015. GRA stipends of approximately $20,000-$30,000/year are available in these research areas:
- CFD – algorithms for aerodynamic applications.
- Experimental fluid mechanics – experimental analysis of fluid systems.
- Experimental solid mechanics – characterize materials for extreme temps.
- Nuclear energy – large scale feasibility of fusion energy.
- Sustainability – systems engineering applied to sustainability.
- Thermal energy – nanoscale material synthesis and characterization.
July 15th Fall employment forms due
Aug. 14th last day to defend
April 6 Priority registration
Aug. 31 First day of classes
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- The new Ph.D. program in aerospace engineering was approved by the Utah System of Higher Education Board of Regents on Friday, May 15th and will be the only such program offered in Utah and one of only 12 offered in the western United States.
- Truscott a 2015 Young Investigator Award Recipient
- The Office of Naval Research's (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) is designed to promote the professional development of early-career academic scientists who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. The funding supports lab equipment, graduate student stipends and other expenses.
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