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An Overview of the Australian Hypersonic Flight Research Program

Join us for a special presentation this Thursday at 11am.  Visiting Professor Allan Paull will present an “Overview of the Australian Hypersonic Flight Research Programs.”  

Paull gained his PhD in applied mathematics and subsequently obtained a MEngSc in mechanical engineering, both from the University of Queensland (UQ). He has worked for 33 years in hypersonics, primarily in the field of supersonic combustion and flight testing. 

Paull has been employed at NASA Langley Research Center; at DLR in Goettingen, Germany; at GASL in New York; and at UQ where he held the position of an ARC Professor and was an ARC Professorial Research Fellow. He was subsequently employed at the Australian Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group and remained an adjunct professor to UQ until 2019, when he rejoined UQ again in the position of DST Chair in Future Hypersonic Technologies. 

Paull has developed theoretical approaches for the operations of scramjets as well as for wind tunnels. He has led the HyShot, HyCAUSE and HIFiRE hypersonic flight programs. In total, he has been the lead for 14 flight tests. He now concentrates on advanced concepts.

The seminar is being organized by John Schmisseur, H.H. Chair and Professor at the UT Space Institute.

Thursday, June 13 at 11:00am to 12:00pm

Dougherty Engineering Building, 409
1512 Middle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996

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