Arif Karabeyoglu



Who is Arif Karabeyoglu?

Dr. Karabeyoglu is the President and Chief Technical Officer of Space Propulsion Group, Inc. He also holds a Consulting Professor position at Stanford University. In his career Dr. Karabeyoglu has performed extensive research in the field of hybrid rocket combustion and propulsion which has ranged from theoretical studies to investigations of practical applications and propulsion testing. In addition, Dr. Karabeyoglu has years of experience as an instructor and lecturer at Stanford University on a range of subjects including Applied Aerodynamics, Rocket Propulsion and Experimental Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has also served as the Program Manager and Principal Investigator for a number of SPG programs that focused on the development and testing of hybrid rockets. Dr. Karabeyoglu has numerous journal articles, conference papers and patents in the field of rocket propulsion. He was the vice-chairman of the AIAA's Hybrid Technical Committee from 2009-2011 and also serves on the Expert Advisory Board that oversees the development of the SpaceShipTwo propulsion system.

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on July 23, 2013


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