2014 AEROS Scholars

2014 Recipients

Wiam Attar

Wiam Attar

Wiam Attar is a junior Aerospace Engineering Honors student minoring in astronomy. In addition to his role as treasurer of Sigma Gamma Tau, he is a member of AIAA, RISE Leadership Academy, Tau Beta Pi, Tau Sigma, and Phi Theta Kappa. He is also a member of the General Education Committee at University of Maryland. Wiam is doing research with Dr. Stuart Laurence about the fragmentation of meteorites in hypersonic flow. Wiam has also worked as an intern for Dr. Inderjit Chopra at Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center at University of Maryland, and his work was primarily related to machining and assembling composite rotor blades. This summer, Wiam will be working with Dr. Inderjit Chopra in the Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center. The research will be to evaluate the stability of motor actuated trailing edge flap systems.

Brian Free

Brian Free

Brian Free is a senior Aerospace Engineering honors student and University honors student. He is a member of AIAA and a teaching fellow for ENES100, the introduction to engineering design course.  He worked under Dr. Yu at the Air Force’s Tunnel 9 at the AEDC White Oak facility last summer on temperature sensitive paint calibration, base pressure correction on wind tunnel models, and force balance studies. He will be working there again this summer on his honors project: researching the photoluminescent degradation of temperature sensitive paint in wind tunnel testing due to heat and light exposure.

Mateusz Grabryszuk

Mateusz Grabryszuk

Mateusz Gabryszuk is a senior at the University of Maryland and is pursuing a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. He is part of the Aerospace Engineering honors program.  Mateusz’s interest in aircraft was sparked at a young age, when he became fascinated with airplanes and the physical principles responsible for keeping them aloft. This summer, Mateusz will be working with Dr. Anya Jones in the Low Reynolds Number Aerodynamics Laboratory.  As part of his aerospace honors program research project, Mateusz is investigating the effect of the wingtip vortex on the production of lift on a flapping wing.

Aaron Lash

Aaron Lash

Aaron Lash is a senior Aerospace Engineering student.  He is a member of the Aerospace Engineering Honors and University Honors programs. Aaron has previously worked with Dr. Benedict and Dr. Chopra on the development of a flapping-wing micro air vehicle. This summer, Aaron will work again with Dr. Benedict and Dr. Chopra researching a new method of flapping an aerodynamic wing.

Eltzafan Mark

Eltzafan Mark

Eltzafan Mark is a rising senior at the University of Maryland and a member of the Aerospace Engineering Honors program.  His interests include aero and thermo dynamics, as well as how these interact in the combustion process. This past summer he worked in Dr Cadou’s lab on designing a flow rate meter to measure small fuel consumption rates in support of another undergraduate’s research. This summer he will again be working in Dr Cadou’s micro combustion laboratory, this time researching the detonation of gas mixtures in small enclosures, specifically how small a chamber can support a proper detonation.

Andrew Mills

Andrew Mills

Andrew Mills is a junior (soon to be senior) Aerospace Engineering Honors student.  He is a member of Tau Beta Pi - the Engineering Honors Society, Theta Tau, and he is an AIAA senior liaison.  He will be working with Dr. Benedict on designing and testing a vertical axis wind turbine.

Lauren Trollinger

Lauren Trollinger

Lauren Trollinger is a senior Aerospace Engineering Honors student with a minor in Project Management. As President of AIAA and an active member of the engineering sorority Alpha Omega Epsilon, she is very involved in the Clark School.  Lauren will be working with Dr. Flatau in the Flow Visualization Laboratory, researching the drag-reducing effects of synthetic jet actuators. She hopes to apply her research to rotorcraft aerodynamics and the reduction of drag on a helicopter main rotor pylon.