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Hans M. Mark

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Professor

John J. McKetta Centennial Energy Chair in Engineering

Research Area:
Orbital Mechanics

Email: hmark@mail.utexas.edu
Phone: (512) 471-5077, (512) 232-4427
Office: WRW 401B, MCC 4.714

Education:
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests:

  • Tilt-rotor Aircraft Applications

  • Electromagnetic Railguns

  • Prevention of Nuclear Weapons Proliferation


Dr. Mark specializes in the study of spacecraft and aircraft design, electromagnetic rail guns, and national defense policy. He has served on the faculty of the Cockrell School of Engineering since 1988. He served as chancellor of The University of Texas System from 1984 to 1992. He previously taught at Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California at Berkeley, and Stanford University.

Dr. Mark has served as director of the NASA-Ames Research Center, Secretary of the Air Force, deputy administrator of NASA and most recently, the Director of Defense Research and Engineering. He has published more than 180 technical reports and authored or edited eight books. Dr. Mark is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is the recipient of the 1999 Joe J. King Engineering Achievement Award and the 1999 George E. Haddaway Medal for Achievement in Aviation. He holds six honorary doctorates.

His Administrative Associate is Therese Larson, (512) 471-5077.