The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Blaine Laughlin

Blaine Laughlin grew up in Norwich, New York and graduated from Norwich High School in 2005. Blaine received his Bachelor's Degree in Physics from Ithaca College and his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Binghamton (both in 2010). Blaine is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Research Interests

Blaine is currently involved in the conceptual development of a long-range, high-speed, precision strike tactical missile as part of the AIAA Missile Systems Technical Committee Graduate Design Competition. This effort encompasses engineering analysis and design associated with a missile capable of engaging time-critical targets at ranges exceeding 500 nautical miles within 10 minutes. Blaine is also involved in two research projects. One project involves the development of decision-analysis tools for the United States Air Force that aim to support and guide fiscal year funding allocation. The second project concerns an in-depth analysis of the current capabilities of the United States Ballistic Missile Defense System.


  • B.A., Physics, 2010, Ithaca College
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2010, State University of New York at Binghamton



Blaine Laughlin, Assad Tabatabaie, and Peter Huang. "Accuracy of External Force Measurements Based on Particle Tracking Velocimetry." Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 2009. Paper IMECE2009-11214

Awards and Honors

  • Magna cum Laude
  • Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society
  • Tau Beta Pi Honor Society
  • Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society
  • Tau Sigma Honor Society
  • National Scholars Honor Society

Memberships and Service

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)