Blake Stringer, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering at Kent State University. He is the founding faculty member of the aerospace engineering program, the first pure engineering program offered at the university. He currently teaches courses in aircraft design, aerodynamics, aircraft performance, and engineering analysis using Matlab®. His research at the university focuses on unmanned aircraft system propulsion, vertical axis wind turbine propulsion, and engineering education pedagogy. He serves as the faculty advisor to the student chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Kent State High-Power Rocket Club.
Before joining the faculty at Kent State, Blake retired as a lieutenant colonel from the Army after serving 20 years as an army aviator, West Point faculty member, and research engineer. Prior to his retirement, LTC Stringer served as the Army Research Laboratory’s vehicle propulsion technology division chief, directing the Army’s basic and applied research of engine and drive-system technologies. Dr. Stringer is a decorated combat veteran with service in Iraq. He has military ratings in both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, as well as a commercial airman’s certificate and Part 107 remote pilot certificate.
Stringer earned his doctorate in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia. He holds a master of science in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2008., Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, 2003., Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace, US Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1993.
Curriculum Development, Engineering Education, Matlab® Instruction, Rotodynamics of Mechanical Components
Refereed Journal of Publications
Stringer, D., P. Sheth, and P. Allaire. “Physics-Based Modeling Strategies for Diagnostic and Prognostic Application in Aerospace Systems.” April 2012 Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing 23(2), 155-162, doi: 10.1007/s10845-009-0340-4.
Stringer, D., P. Sheth, and P. Allaire. “Modal Reduction of Geared Rotor Systems with General Damping and Gyroscopic Effects.” June 2011 Journal of Vibration and Control 17(7), 975-987, doi: 10.1177/1077546910372848.
Long, T., Stringer, D., Weber, R., Pruchnicki, S., Young, S., Romero, M., Neff, B., Flock, A., Wall, S., “Analysis of Aircraft Accident Data via Weather Indexing,” A3IR Conference, January 15-18, 2015, Phoenix, Arizona, #1100.
Shon, S., Kharaman, A, LaBerge, K., Dykas, B., Stringer, D., “Influence of Surface Roughness on Performance of Lubricated Aerospace and Automotive Contacts,” ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference, October 7-10, 2012, Denver, Colorado, #IJTC20
Handschuh, R., G. Roberts, R. Sinnamon, and D. Stringer. “Hybrid Gear Preliminary Results – Application of Composites to Dynamic Mechanical Components,” Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society 68th Annual Forum, Fort Worth, Texas, May 1-3, 2012, N
Stringer, D., K. LaBerge, C. Burdick, and B. Fields. “Natural Fatigue-Crack Initiation and Detection in High Quality Spur Gears,” Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society 68th Annual Forum, Fort Worth, Texas, May 1-3, 2012, ARL-RP-0383.
Stringer, D., B. Dykas, K. LaBerge, A. Zakrajsek, and R. Handschuh. “A New High-Speed, High-Cycle, Gear-Tooth Bending Fatigue Test Capability,” Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society 67th Annual Forum, Virginia Beach, Virginia, May 3-5, 2011.
Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA), American Helicopter Society, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, American Society for Engineering Education
Bronze Star Medal
College of Aeronautics and Engineering
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