Dr. Serhat Hosder, a longtime professor at Missouri S&T, has been named the university’s first James A. Drallmeier Centennial Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.
The professorship was named to celebrate the leadership of Dr. James Drallmeier, who served as chair of mechanical and aerospace engineering from 2011-2019 and is a Curators’ Distinguished Professor emeritus for the department.
During Drallmerier’s time as chair, research expenditures in the department doubled, the number of Ph.D. students tripled and a third of the tenure-track faculty he hired received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development award or the Young Investigator award from the Office of Naval Research or the Air Force Research Laboratory.
“I feel honored to receive the James A. Drallmeier Centennial Professorship,” Hosder says. “With this recognition, I am excited to further promote excellence in research, graduate student mentorship, teaching and professional service – and contribute to the visibility and reputation of our department.”
Hosder joined Missouri S&T in 2007 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 2013 and professor in 2019. He also serves as director of S&T’s Aerospace Simulations Laboratory.
He is a hypersonics expert and has been awarded multiple large grants to support his research. A study published by Stanford University lists Hosder as among the top 2% of aerospace engineers whose research has been cited by others throughout his career.
Hosder is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He was chair of the AIAA Hypersonic Technologies and Space Planes (HyTASP) Technical Committee from 2019-2021 and currently serves on its steering committee.
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students located in Rolla, Missouri. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System, Missouri S&T offers over 100 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top public universities for salary impact, according to the Wall Street Journal. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.