Stephen A. Whitmore
Utah State University
Stephen A. Whitmore. is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Utah State University. He joined USU after 28+ years working for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Dr. Whitmore's recent research focus at USU is on the development of piloted simulation models for lunar-return lifting reentry vehicles, with an emphasis of developing high-precision low-dispersion footprint techniques for lifting aero-capture and aero assist. He is supporting the NASA and Lockheed CEV Entry, Descent, and Landing EDL team. Dr. Whitmore is director of the Chimaera Hybrid Rocketry program at USU. Experience gained with the Chimaera rocket program has recently spun off a series of research topics focusing on the characterization and modeling of medium-scale experimental hybrid rocket motors. Dr. Whitmore teaches classes in compressible fluids, propulsion systems, and mechanical measurements at USU.