Adam Steinberg to Lead the AE School’s Graduate Program

Adam Steinberg to Lead the AE School’s Graduate Program
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Adam Steinberg

Adam Steinberg, associate professor in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering (AE School), has been selected as the AE School’s new associate chair for graduate programs. In his new role, Steinberg will manage the AE School’s graduate program, expand advisement, review curriculum, and recruit top talent.

“It is a very invigorating time in engineering education. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a shake-up in how courses are designed, delivered, and received,” explained Steinberg. “We are seeing an unprecedented increase in deployment of innovative content – such as problem-based and story-driven learning – with expanded reach through teaching technologies. I am really excited to be a part of shaping how these innovations will contribute to the future of our amazing graduate program.”

New and future AE graduate students can expect new initiatives on the horizon, as well as enrichment changes for the distance learning program in terms of courses offered and the overall student experience.

Currently, the AE School’s graduate program hosts about 700 students, including nearly 200 distance learning students, which has been on the rise due to the continued growth of the aeronautics and space sectors, as well as the increased demand for advanced STEM education.

Steinberg’s research focuses on overcoming the scientific and technical barriers facing future aerospace propulsion and energy conversion devices. Working closely with government and industry, his research group develops and applies advanced laser-based measurement techniques that help unravel the coupled thermal, fluid, and chemical process occurring in these devices.

He also serves as the director of the Ben T. Zinn Combustion Laboratory, which is home to more than 11 faculty members and 70 undergraduate and graduate students. The lab works on a multitude of research areas, including gas turbine and rocket engines, laminar and turbulent flames, fluid mechanics, acoustics, plasmas, fuel chemistry, and more.

Steinberg replaces Mitchell Walker, who was recently named associate dean of academic affairs for the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech.

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