Dr. Carl R. Hartsfield

Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering

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Assistant Professor of Practice, Aerospace Engineering

The Ohio State University, Columbus OH                                                    2013-2015

  • Teach classes including introductory Aerospace Engineering, Heat Transfer, Aircraft and Spacecraft Design, Advanced Rocket Propulsion, Orbital Mechanics, Spacecraft Dynamics and Control

Deputy Department Chair/Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB OH                    2009-2012

  • Manage all military personnel functions of department with eight military faculty and 120 military students—senior military advisor to Department Chair
  • Teach classes including Rocket Propulsion, Space Propulsion and Power Systems,  Survivability Analysis and Design and Heat Transfer
  • Lead and conduct research, analytic and experimental, in rocket and space propulsion, including chemical rocket design and electric space propulsion

Program Manager, Satellite Systems Engineering

National Reconnaissance Office, Washington DC                                        2005-2009

  • Led mixed government and contractor teams for development and integration of multiple ground breaking adjunct sensor systems for national asset programs
  • Led development of two of the most advanced sensor packages ever flown
  • Managed integration of a third sensor suite, with unique, first ever capabilities
  • Responsible for management of budget in excess of $400M

Aircraft Integration Engineer

Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB OH                                    2001-2002

  • Led multi-agency team  to resolve technical issues surrounding installation and operation of high output directed energy systems on tactical aircraft
  • Provided technical inputs to major command level future capabilities exercises—Gave senior leaders insight into potential capabilities of advanced systems

Foreign Advanced Technology Analyst

National Air Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB OH                      1997-1999

  • Served as lead analyst for aerospace force modernization capabilities and intentions of Middle Eastern countries
  • Provided analysis supporting national policy, acquisition and operations decisions

Chief, Technical Engineering Section/Mechanical Engineer

91st Logistics Support Squadron, 91st Missile Wing, Minot AFB ND          1993-1997

  • Led eight person section responsible for resolution of Minuteman III weapon system anomalies outside of normal technical data and technician capabilities

Squadron Adjutant

35th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan AB ROK                          1992-1993

  • Led five person section responsible for operational support functions of squadron
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