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Professional Bio

Dr. Blake Stringer is an associate professor and the graduate studies coordinator for the College of Aeronautics & Engineering at Kent State University.


He is the founding faculty member of the university’s undergraduate aerospace engineering program, and a co-founding faculty member of its graduate program.


His research includes UAS propulsion scalability and unmanned traffic management with funded work from the Department of Defense and the Ohio Federal Research Network. 


Before joining the faculty at Kent State, Blake retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel, serving 20 years as an army aviator and research engineer.  Prior to leaving the Army, Blake served as the Army Research Laboratory’s vehicle propulsion division chief, directing the Army’s basic and applied research of engine and drive-system technologies.


His military aviation ratings include both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, and he holds a commercial pilot’s license.


Blake is an active member and has held several officer positions in the Military & Veterans Division of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).


He earned a doctorate in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia, a master of science in aerospace engineering from Georgia Tech, and a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.