From the University of Southern California (USC)

December 2019 Graduated with a Master's Degree in Astronautical Engineering.

May 2018 Graduated with a B.S. in Astronautical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude, GPA > 3.7).

Notes on Undergrad

The capstone project of my Master's degree was the development of a HALO orbit simulation and the implementation of a station-keeping algorithm that performs comparably to recent station-keeping methods used in NASA missions. A detailed report can be found at ethan-geipel.com/halo

Notes on Undergrad

In my Junior year "Mechops" class,  I designed, constructed, and executed an experiment that investigated the self-similarity of heated turbulent jet flow, and concluded that temperature profiles downstream from a turbulent jet are self-similar (see Projects).

In my Senior year, I excelled in USC's Senior Design Project Lab. My team created an active control solution to cantilever beam vibration through the use of piezoelectric actuation. We successfully dampened the vibrations of a carbon fiber cantilever beam via piezoelectric actuation. (See the paper, in Projects).

Completed Courses

Fall 2019

ASTE-524

[Space Env. & Spacecraft Interactions]

Fall 2018

ASTE-524

[Human Spaceflight]

ASTE-577

[Entry Descent & Landing]

ASTE-580

[Orbital Mechanics I]

Spring 2019

ASTE-599

[Eng. Princples for Human Spaceflight]

ASTE-581

[Orbital Mechanics II]

Fall 2017

ASTE-470

[Spacecraft Propulsion]

AME-441

[Senior Projects Lab. "Senior Design"]

AME-404

[Comp. Solutions to Eng. Problems]

AME-451

[Linear Control Systems]

CE-460

[Construction Engineering]

Spring 2018

ASTE-480

[Spacecraft Dynamics]

ASTE-421

[Space Mission Design]

AME-308

[Computer-Aided Analyses for AME]

MASC-110

[Materials Science]

MPKS-150B

[Beginning Piano 2]

Summer 2017

MATH-226

[Linear Algebra & Differential Eq.]

Fall 2016

ASTE-330

[Spacecraft Systems,Space Environment]

ASTE-301a

[Thermal and Statistical Systems I]

AME-341a

[Mechoptronics Lab I - "Mechops"]

AME-301

[Dynamics]

AMST-135

[Peoples and Cultures of the Americas]

Spring 2017

CORE-104

[T.O. Honors, Change, and the Future]

ASTE-301b

[Thermal and Statistical Systems II]

AME-341b

[Mechoptronics Lab II - "Mechops"]

AME-302

[Dynamic Systems]

Fall 2015

AME-201

[Statics]

PHYS-152

[Physics II Electricity & Magnetism]

MATH-245

[Math for Physics and Eng. "Diff. Eq"]

CORE-103

[T.O. Honors Process of Change in Sci]

Spring 2016

ASTE-280

[Foundations of Astronautical Eng.]

AME-204

[Strength of Materials]

PHYS-153

[Physics III Optics and Modern Phys.]

CORE-103

[T.O. Honors "Aural Culture"]

Fall 2014

MATH-126

[Calculus II]

ENGR-101

[Introduction to Engineering]

CORE-102

[T.O. Honors Culture and Values]

CORE-111

[T.O. Honors Writing Seminar I]

MPKS-150A

[Beginning Piano 1]

Spring 2015

MATH-226

[Calculus III]

PHYS-151

[Physics I Mechanics & Thermodynamics]

AME-150

[Intro to Computational Methods]

CORE-112

[T.O. Honors Writing Seminar II]