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Gordon Oates Air Breathing Propulsion Graduate Award

This program was instituted in 1985 by the Air Breathing Propulsion Technical Committee in honor of Gordon C. Oates. Eligible applicants will be participating in research endeavors in air breathing propulsion as part of their graduate studies. Official recognition and presentation of the check to the recipient will be made in conjunction with the Awards Presentation Ceremony at the AIAA/SAE/ASME/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference. In addition, the AIAA Foundation will present the recipient with a special recognition plaque in honor of this award.
  • Full Name: Dr Sean M Torrez
  • Category: Graduate
  • Notes: Sean Torrez is a doctoral student at the University of Michigan, where he received his MS in 2009. He received his BS from MIT, also in Aerospace, in 2007. In his studies, Sean is considering the interface between component design, control design, and vehicle design for early-stage vehicle studies. His primary research areas are in simulation of supersonic combustion and hypersonic vehicle design.