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Christopher Brophy
Associate Professor
Mail Code: MAE/Br
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering &
Space Systems Academic Group
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2327
Email: cmbrophy (at) nps.edu
EDUCATION:
PhD - The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, 1997
Mechanical Engineering
MS - The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1993
Aerospace Engineering
BS - The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1991
Aerospace Engineering
NPS EXPERIENCE:
  • Associate Professor. . Department of Mechanical and Astronautical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Director, Rocket Propulsion Laboratory, Dec. 2007 Present. Teach thermal-fluids courses, manage Tactical and Strategic Missile Track, and conduct sponsored research in power and propulsion.
  • Academic Associate for Space Systems Engineering. Department of Mechanical and Astronautical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Responsible for student advising and ABET accreditation issues for Astronautical Engineering degrees.
  • Research Associate Professor. Department of Mechanical and Astronautical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Director, Rocket Propulsion Laboratory, June 2005 Nov. 2007. Teach thermal-fluids courses and conduct sponsored research in power and propulsion.
  • Research Assistant Professor. Department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Director, Rocket Propulsion Laboratory, December 1998 2004. Teach thermal-fluids courses and conduct sponsored research in power and propulsion.
TEACHING INTERESTS:
  • Propulsion and Power
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and Combustion
  • Optical Diagnostics
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
  • Pulse Detonation Engines
  • Liquid Rocket Engine Phenomenology
  • Optical Diagnostics
  • Underwater Combustion
AWARDS:
  • ONR Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2002 NPS Outstanding Research Award
BOARDS/MEMBERSHIPS:
  • AIAA Senior Member
  • AIAA Propellants and Combustion Technical Subcommittee
  • ASME
  • JANNAF Pulse Detonation Performance Working Group Co-Chair
  • Air-Breathing Technical Subcommittee
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
KEYWORDS/TECHNOLOGIES:
  • Keywords: Propulsion, Combustion, Plume Signatures, Optical diagnostics



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