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About Daoru Frank Han

Dr. Daoru (Frank) Han is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Previously he was an Assistant Research Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His research interests include Gas/Plasma Modeling; Space Propulsion; Computational Plasma Physics; Plasma Dynamics; and Large-Scale and High-Performance Computing.

Dr. Han earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Power Engineering of Aircraft (Aeronautical Propulsion) from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2005; a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree with a thesis focused on aerodynamics from Missouri S&T; and a Ph.D. in Astronautical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), where he spent four years developing and applying first-principle-based plasma simulation models on supercomputers to resolve fundamental plasma physics phenomena arising from space explorations.

Dr. Han was born in Zhoukou, Henan Province - a small town in the central part of China.

New Faculty 2017-2018

Positions

August 2017 - Present Assistant Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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2016 - July 2017 Assistant Research Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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2015 - 2016 Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Southern California ‐ Astronautical Engineering
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2011 - 2015 Research Assistant, University of Southern California ‐ Astronautical Engineering
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2009 - 2011 Research Assistant, Missouri University of Science and Technology Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines



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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Present Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Present Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
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Honors and Awards

  • Best Teaching Assistant (2014-2015 Academic Year), Viterbi School of Engineering, USC
  • 2014 Doctoral Student Fall Grant Writing Workshop (Certificate of Completion), Graduate School, USC
  • Best Research Assistant (2013-2014 Academic Year), Viterbi School of Engineering, USC
  • 2014 Doctoral Student Spring Seminars & Presentations (Certificate of Completion), Graduate School, USC
  • Myronis Endowed Fellowship (2013-2014 Academic Year), Graduate School, USC
  • 2009 Mathews Department Fellowship (Fall 2009 Semester), Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri S&T

Courses

  • AE-4712: Structural Dynamics

Education

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2011 - 2015 Ph.D. in Astronautical Engineering, University of Southern California
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2009 - 2011 M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology
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2005 - 2009 B.Eng. in Aeronatucal Propulsion (Power Engineering of Aircraft), Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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Contact Information

131 Toomey Hall
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
400 W. 13th St
Rolla, MO 65409-0050

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Research Works (18)

High Performance Computing (4)

Thesis (1)