Dr. Daoru Han

Associate Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Dr. Daoru (Frank) Han is an Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Previously he was an Assistant Research Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Power Engineering of Aircraft (Aeronautical Propulsion) from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2009; a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree with a thesis focused on aerodynamics from Missouri S&T; and a P.h.D. in Astronautical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), where he spend four year developing and applying first-principle-based plasma simulation models on supercomputers to resolve fundamental plasma physics phenomena arising from space explorations.


Research Interests:

Plasma aerospace applications, Space propulsion, Plasma-material interactions, Plasma physics and rarefied gas dynamics, High-performance computing


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