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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Gordon C. Oates Air Breathing Propulsion Graduate Award

Through its annual graduate scholarship program, the AIAA Foundation presents awards to graduate students doing excellent research in the air and space sciences. This scholarship has been sponsored by the AIAA Air Breathing Propulsion Technical Committee since 1985 in honor of Gordon C. Oates. Official recognition will be made in conjunction with the Awards Presentation Ceremony at the PROPULSION/ENERGY Forum. In addition, the AIAA Foundation will present the recipient with a special recognition plaque in honor of this award. Basic Criteria and other information can be found at <a href= >;
  • 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.