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Department of Aeronautics

Faculty and Staff

 

Lt Col Kurt Rouser

Lt Col Kurt Rouser

Deputy for Operations, Assistant

Professor


EDUCATION:
PhD, Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), 2012
MS, Aeronautical Engineering, AFIT, 2002
MS, Aviation Science, Oklahoma State University, 1999
BS, Aeronautical Engineering, United States Air Force (USAF) Academy, 1995

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:
Oklahoma State University, Adjunct Professor, 1999-2000, part time
Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Adjunct Professor, 2000, part time
USAF Academy, Instructor, 2002-2005, full time
USAF Academy, Assistant Professor, 2011-2013, full time

NON-ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:
National Air Intelligence Center (NAIC), Turbine Engine Analyst, 1995-1998, full time
Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC), Maintenance Engineer, 1998-2000, full time
KC-135 System Program Office, Maintenance Engineer, 2000-2001, full time
Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), Operations Officer, 2005-2008, full time

CERTIFICATIONS OR PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS:
Boeing Structural Liaison Engineer, Oklahoma City, OK, 2001
Level 1, Program Management, Defense Acquisition University (DAU), 2008
Level 2, Test and Evaluation, DAU, 2008
Level 2, System Planning Research, Development and Engineering, DAU, 2008

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANZATIONS:
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society)
Sigma Gamma Tau (National Honor Society in Aerospace Engineering)

HONORS AND AWARDS:
James C. Fey Award, USAF Academy, CO, 1995
Company Grade Officer (CGO) of the Quarter, Technologies Division, NAIC, 1996
Secretary of the Air Force Equal Employment Officer of the Year, Asian-American/Pacific Islander Program, 1998
Outstanding First Year Instructor, USAF Academy Department of Aeronautics, 2004
Outstanding Academy Educator, USAF Academy Department of Aeronautics, 2005
AIAA Associate Fellow, 2005
Propulsion Engineer of the Year Award, USAF Director of Propulsion, OC-ALC, 2005
William M. Dunne People’s Choice Award, AEDC, 2006
Daley Orlofsky Award, USAF Academy Department of Aeronautics, 2013

SERVICE ACTIVITIES (inside/outside institution):
ASME Aircraft Engine Committee Member
ASME Education Committee Member
AIAA Region V Deputy Director of Education, 2004-2005
USAF Academy Junior Faculty Council Vice President, 2003-2005
Tau Beta Pi USAF Academy Chief Faculty Advisor
Sigma Gamma Tau USAF Academy Chief Faculty Advisor
Academic Advisor, USAF Academy Department of Aeronautics

RECENT PRINCIPAL PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS (within the last five years):
• Rouser, K.P., King, P.I., Schauer, F.R., Hoke J.L. and Sondergaard, R., "Unsteady Performance of a Turbine Driven by a Pulse Detonation Engine," AIAA-2010-1116, 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2010.
• Rouser, K.P., King, P.I., Schauer, F.R., Hoke J.L. and Sondergaard, R., "Experimental Parametric Study of Unsteady Radial Turbine Performance Driven by Pulse Detonation Combustion," 35th AIAA DCASS, Dayton, OH, 2010.
• Rouser, K.P., King, P.I., Schauer, F.R., Hoke J.L. and Sondergaard, R., "Parametric Study of Unsteady Turbine Performance Driven by a Pulse Detonation Combustor," AIAA-2010-6536, 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Nashville, TN, 2010.
• Rouser, K.P., King, P.I., Schauer, F.R., Hoke J.L., Goss L.P. and Sondergaard, R., "Time-Accurate Flow Field and Rotor Speed Measurements of a Pulsed Detonation Driven Turbine," AIAA-2011-0577, 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2011.
• Rouser, K.P., King, P.I., Schauer, F.R., Hoke J.L. and Sondergaard, R., "Time-Resolved Inlet and Exit Measurements of a Turbine Driven by Pulsed Detonations," 36th AIAA DCASS, Dayton, OH, 2011.
• Rouser, K.P., King, P.I., Schauer, F.R., Hoke J.L. and Sondergaard, R., "Performance Evaluation of an Unsteady Turbine Driven by a Pulse Detonation Combustor," GT2011-45396, ASME Intl. Gas Turbine Institute Turbo Expo 2011, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2011.
• Rouser, K.P., King, P.I., Schauer, F.R., Hoke J.L. and Sondergaard, R., "Performance of a Turbine Driven by a Pulsed Detonation Combustor," IMECE-2011-64385, ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Denver, CO, 2011.
• Rouser, K.P., “Unsteady Specific Work and Isentropic Efficiency of a Radial Turbine Driven by Pulsed Detonations,” PhD Dissertation, AFIT/DS/ENY/12-25, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH, 2012.
• Rouser, K.P., King, P.I., Schauer, F.R., Hoke J.L., and Sondergaard, R., "Experimental Performance Evaluation of a Turbine Driven by Pulsed Detonations," AIAA-2013-1212, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Grapevine, TX, 2013
• Rouser, K.P., Thorn, C.R., Byerley, A.R., Wisniewski, C.F., Nowlin, S.R., and Van Treuren, K.W., “Integration of a Turbine Cascade Facility into an Undergraduate Thermo-Propulsion Sequence,” GT2013-94744, ASME Turbo Expo 2013, San Antonio, TX, 2013.

RECENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITES (within the last five years):
Air War College, Correspondence, Maxwell AFB, AL, 2011
Numerous conference presentations and attendance

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