Lt Col Kurt Rouser
Deputy for Operations, Assistant Professor
PhD, Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2012
MS, Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2002
MS, Aviation Science, Oklahoma State University, 1999
BS, Aeronautical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy, 1995
Air War College (Correspondence Seminar), 2011
Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence), 2007
Squadron Officer School (Residence), 2000
1995-1998: Turbine Engine Technology Analyst, National Air Intelligence Center
1998-2000: TF33 Turbine Engine Maintenance Engineer & Executive Officer, OK City Air Logistics Center
2000-2001: KC-135 Mechanical Systems Engineer, KC-135 System Program Office
2001-2002: MS Graduate Student, Air Force Institute of Technology
2002-2005: Instructor, United States Air Force Academy
2005-2008: 717th Test Squadron Operations Officer, Arnold Engineering Development Center
2008-2011: PhD Graduate Student, Air Force Institute of Technology
2011-Present: Assistant Professor, United States Air Force Academy
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
James C. Fey Award, USAFA, 1995
Distinguished Equal Employment Opportunity Award, AAPI Program, USAF, 1998
Outstanding Academy Educator, Department of Aeronautics, USAFA, 2005
Propulsion Engineer of the Year, Director of Propulsion, USAF, 2005
William M. Dunne Award, AEDC, 2006
SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Member, Sigma Gamma Tau Aerospace Engineering Honor Society
Member, Tau Bet Pi Engineering Honor Society
Rouser, K.P., King, P.I. and Sondergaard, R., “Effect of Dimples on Boundary Layer Separation on a Low Pressure Turbine Blade,” ISABE-2003-1097, XVI Intl. Sym. on Air Breathing Engines, Cleveland, OH, Aug 31-Sept 5, 2003.
Boyer, K.M., Rouser, K.P. and Lawrence, T.J., “Development of an Aero-Thermodynamics Course to Aid an Undergraduate Propulsion Track,” GT2005-68383, ASME Intl. Gas Turbine Institute Turbo Expo 2005, Reno, NV, Jun 6-9, 2005.
Rouser, K.P., Boyer, K.M. and Byerley, A.R., “A Contextual Framework for Enhancing an Undergraduate Thermo-Propulsion Sequence,” GT2006-90477, ASME Intl. Gas Turbine Institute Turbo Expo 2006, Barcelona, Spain, May 8-11, 2006.
Rouser, K.P., Vining, C.R. and McAmis, R.W., “Integrated Technology Investment Plan for Aeropropulsion Testing at Arnold Engineering Development Center,” GT2007-28088, ASME Intl. Gas Turbine Institute Turbo Expo 2007, Montreal, QC, Canada, May 14-17, 2007.
King, B.M., Frederik, J.S., Suits, E.L. and Rouser, K.P., “Evaluation of AEDC Concurrent Engine Test Capability,” AIAA-2008-1660, US Air Force Test & Evaluation Days, Los Angeles, CA, Feb 5-7, 2008.
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, Jan 4-7, 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, Jul 25-28, 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, Jan 4-7, 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, Jun 6-10, 2011