Frederick Ferguson, Professor

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Education
  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1993
  • M.S., Physics and Mathematics, Kharkov State University, (former USSR), Ukraine, 1986
Academic Experience
  • 2009 –date            Program Manager, Fluid Dynamics, Army Research Office & Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering &
  • 2005-2009             Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • 1998-2005             Associate Professor & Director, Center for Aerospace Research
  • 1997-1998             Adjunct Associate Professor and Director, Center for Aerospace Research
  • 1994-1995             Research Associate, NASA-Center for Aerospace Research
  • 1986-1987             Lecturer/Researcher, University of Guyana, Guyana, South America
Non-Academic Experience
  • 2000-2009             Software Designer & Co-Founder, Software Safety-Critical Systems, Inc
  • 1995-1997             Research Scientist, AEDAR Corporation, Landover, MD
  • 1991-1994             Research Scientist (Part-time), AEDAR Corporation, Landover, MD
  • 1987-1989             Test Engineer, Pall Corporation, Long Island, New York
  • 1977-1980             Lab Technician, Guyana Sugar Corporation, Guyana, South America
 Current membership in professional organizations
  • Member, ASME
  • Associate Fellow, AIAA
 Honors and Awards
  • Scramjet Design Award, AFOSR, WPAFB, Dayton, OH, Summer, 2010, 2012
  • Associate Fellow, AIAA, 2009.
  • Visiting Faculty, AFOSR, WPAFB, Dayton, OH, Summer, 2008
  • Hypersonic Vehicle Design Award, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, Summer, 2007.
  • NAVY-ASEE Summer Faculty, NAVAIR, Patuxent River, MD, Summer, 2006
  • Summer Faculty, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, Summer, 2005
  • Visiting/Teaching Faculty, KNUST, Ghana, Spring, 2004, 2006
 Institutional and Professional Service (2007-2013)
  • Program Manager-Fluid Dynamics, Army Research Office, 2009 – 2013.
  • NASA-NC Space Grant Director, 2009 - Date.
  • Instructor, NASA/NIA Hypersonic Courses, Hampton, VA, 09/2007 & 02/2008.
  • Executive Committee Member, NASA URC Center Directors, NANURC, 2002-2007.
  • Invited Speakers at NASA/University Forums/NASA/UNCF forum on Ethics in Research, Cleveland, OH Summer, 2007-2010.
Professional Development Activities (2007-2013):
  • Visiting Research Faculty at NASA (LaRC, GRC), NAVY and AFOSR, 2007 - 2012
Points of Pride