John Schmisseur has been named the new executive director for the University of Tennessee Space Institute beginning on August 1.
UTSI has been chosen as part of the Department of Defense’s research to increase the speed at which hypersonic-related technology is developed.
John Schmisseur is working to build aircraft that will soon be able to go from the US to Tokyo in under two hours.
“Understanding the origin and transmission of the intense thermal loads generated on a hypersonic vehicle requires identification of regions of significant local heating that are often the greatest source of risk to the vehicle surface,” Schmisseur said. “Fortunately, within the UT System, we have outstanding capabilities for just such a complex analysis.”