Associate Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Timothee Pourpoint obtained his B.S. in mechanical engineering in 2000 at ESTACA University, Paris, France. He received his M.S. degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering in 2000, from the University of Alabama, Huntsville; and his Ph.D. in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Purdue in 2005.
His research focuses on space propulsion and energy storage systems. He has worked extensively with designing, implementing, testing, and analyzing liquid rocket engines and high-pressure systems and has experience spanning from torched ignited oxygen-methane combustors to liquid hypergolic propellants including hydrogen peroxide, IFRNA, and MMH. He has led several hydrogen storage research projects involving metal hydrides and cryogenic sorbent materials.