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Logan Tanner Swaisgood

University of Maryland

Logan Swaisgood is a second-year Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland, College Park, conducting research with the Rotorcraft department. While earning a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from UMD, he conducted undergraduate research through the Aerospace Honors program with Dr. Anubhav Datta, studying the aerodynamics of airfoils designed for the Martian atmosphere. As a graduate research assistant, Logan continues his research under Dr. Datta, investigating CFD/CSD coupling solutions. His research aims to improve the accuracy of the tools used to identify the stresses and strains acting on bodies in flight. He intends to validate his coupling procedure with vacuum chamber test data of next-generation Mars rotor blades. After he graduates, Logan dreams of working at NASA Ames Research Center and furthering the exploration of Mars by developing Mars helicopters that will carry out missions with more complex objectives.

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