Who is Gary Flandro?
Gary Arnold Flandro is an American aerospace engineer who currently holds the Boling Chair of Excellence in Space Propulsion at the University of Tennessee Space Institute. He is also the Vice President and Chief Engineer at Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories. Flandro is an 11th generation pupil of Euler. The lineage is: Euler, Lagrange, Fourier, Lejeune Dirichlet, Lipschitz, Klein, Lindemann, Hilb, Bar, Liepmann, Marble, Flandro.
Flandro earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah in 1957, his Master’s in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology in 1960 and his Ph.D. from Caltech in 1967. He has worked at UTSI and held the Boling Chair of Excellence in Space Propulsion since 1991. Flandro has written or co-written 95 conference papers, most recently traveling to Kyoto, Japan to present a paper titled “Understanding Oscillatory Behavior of Liquid Propellant Rockets and Jet Engine Thrust Augmentors," at the Seventh International Symposium on Special Topics in Chemical Propulsion. He has also written or co-authored 54 refereed papers, four books and two book chapters.
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