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Daniel Escobar

University of Maryland College Park

After receiving his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 2015, Daniel Escobar pursued his graduate studies at the Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center at the University of Maryland, where he focused on rotorcraft dynamics and aeromechanics. He received his M.S. in Aerospace Engineering in May 2018 and continued his doctoral studies under the advisement of Dr. Anubhav Datta.

In 2017, Daniel led the UMD graduate team to first place in the 34th Annual Student Design Competition with an unmanned variable tip-speed twin rotor aircraft design with a piston-electric hybrid powerplant. This met the challenge to conceptualize a heavier-than-air flying machine that could hover for 24 hours over three stations 1 km apart, carrying a human-sized payload of 80 kg.

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