Hartfield receives AIAA Hermann Orberth Award

By Teri Greene

Published: May 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Roy Hartfield, center, accepts the AIAA Orberth Award from Naveen Vetcha, left, and Joe Majdalani, right, of the Greater Huntsville Section of AIAA. Roy Hartfield, center, accepts the AIAA Orberth Award from Naveen Vetcha, left, and Joe Majdalani, right, of the Greater Huntsville Section of AIAA.

Aerospace Engineering Professor Roy Hartfield has won the Hermann Oberth Award from the Greater Huntsville Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The award is presented to a section member in recognition of outstanding individual scientific achievements in the field of astronautics or for the promotion and advancement of the aeronautical sciences.

The organization cited Hartfield's significant contributions to rocket propulsion design, optimization and simulation techniques using highly effective codes such as FlightStream and direct optimization methods based on genetic and evolutionary algorithms.

Hartfield’s research interests are aerospace systems modeling and optimization, rocket propulsion, airbreathing propulsion and aerodynamics.

Hartfield received a bachelor’s in physics from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master’s and doctoral degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia.

Media Contact: Teri Greene, tag0036@auburn.edu, 334-844-3591

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