• Student Position

Rocketry Project

Sub-team Summary:

The Propulsion sub-team is responsible for designing, manufacturing and testing the rocket motors. Currently, the sub-team develops solid rocket motors that must be reusable, must have consistent performance and launch the rocket safely to the targeted altitude.

Position Description:

A Propulsion Thermal Engineer will be expected to perform:

  • Design and manufacturing of the thermal insulation and liner for the solid rocket motor
  • Thermal analysis of the motor components
  • Update computer analysis codes
  • Research on new materials for this application
  • Research on testing methods
  • Data processing from rocket motor static tests
Preferred Skills:
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of heat transfer, polymeric and composite materials, thermodynamics, thermochemistry, fluid dynamics and analytical methods in thermal analysis
  • Familiarity with high temperature – combustion systems
  • Familiarity with computational frameworks (MATLAB, Python)
  • Experience with mechanical tools and materials
  • Ability to provide practical and reliable design solutions
  • Excellent organizational and communicational skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
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