John Theisinger

Location of Origin: 
Houston, TX
Candidate Type: 
PhD Candidate
Student Type: 
Graduate Research Assistant

John's current research involves the development of methods for hypersonic entry aeroshell shape optimization in order to increase landed mass capability. Configurations that maximize drag-area while satisfying a specified lift-to-drag ratio requirement will be determined. Trade studies will also include considerations for stability, aerothermodynamics, payload packaging, and mass estimation for both blunt and slender bodies. John is advised by Dr. Robert Braun.

Student Name: 
John Theisinger