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Dr. John Baker

Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

Dr. John Baker's research interests include combustion, propulsion, thermodynamics, reactive flows, transport phenomena, and thermal radiation heat transfer. His current research activities include: an experimental study of the interaction between magnetic fields and diffusion flames (using holographic interferometry), an experimental study of laminar slot diffusion flames in reduced gravity, a theoretical and experimental study of… Read more about Dr. John Baker

In The News: UA students offer space-centered virtual classroom to Alabama schools

Students at the University of Alabama are continuing outreach efforts to state schools during the COVID-19 pandemic through online lessons.  The group of students called UASpace has created lessons using Alabama math and science standards that teach about space, satellites and space exploration. The lessons are available on an open… Read more

Sources: Yellowhammer, Alabama Newscenter, The Tuscaloosa News, Alabama Newscenter, Yellowhammer

In The News: NASA Announces Next Round of Candidates for CubeSat Space Missions

NASA has selected 18 small research satellites from 11 states to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets launching in 2021, 2022 and 2023. The selected CubeSats were proposed by educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and NASA centers in response to NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) call for proposals issued in August… Read more

Sources: NASA

Olcmen named ASGC campus director, Baker steps down after 13 years

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — An organization connecting students with NASA has named a new campus director at The University of Alabama. Dr. Semih Olcmen was appointed to the role of UA campus director of the Alabama Space Grant Consortium.  The ASGC is a member of the National Space Grant College and… Read more

UA Engineering Students Awarded Scholarships, Fellowships by NASA

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Alabama Space Grant Consortium has given seven University of Alabama engineering students $42,000 in graduate fellowship and undergraduate scholarship money. Fellowships were given to Nicholas Jose… Read more