FY19 ANNUAL REPORT
Lawrence Sperry Award Katya Casper has become known for her innovative techniques
Katya Casper, a principal member of the technical staff at Sandia received the Lawrence Sperry Award, given by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) for a notable contribution by a young person to the advancement of aeronautics and astronautics. Specifically, she was honored for her “highly significant contributions to the fundamental understanding of boundary layer transition and fluid-structure interactions in hypersonic flows through novel diagnostics with national program impact.” Katya noted, “While at Purdue, I learned how to conduct novel experiments in a hypersonic wind tunnel and was also able to intern at Sandia because of Purdue and Sandia’s collaborations. That experience led to my research position at Sandia upon graduation.”
measuring the effects of pressure on hypersonic vehicles at Sandia National Laboratories wind tunnels.
LABORATORY DIRECTED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
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