The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Stephen Edwards

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Mr. Stephen Edwards

Research Engineer I
Weber, Rm 120A
(404) 894 - 1447


  • PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, in progress.
  • MS in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, completed in 2010.
  • BS in Engineering Physics with Minors in Mathematics and Human Factors from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, completed in 2008.


Homeland Defense Ballistic Missile Defense System Analysis

  • Sponsor: USNORTHCOM

Utilizing Response Surface Methods in Support of Launch Vehicle and Orion Loads Analysis Efforts

  • Sponsor: JSC Loads and Structural Dynamics Branch

Aeromechanic and Vehicle Configuration Risk Reduction for a Reusable Booster

  • Sponsor: AFRL

Capability Analysis and Risk Assessment (CARA) Enterprise Investment Technology Calculator

  • Sponsor: Air Force Materiel Command

Technology Portfolio Analysis and Decision Support Tool

  • Sponsor: The German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Membership and Service

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Sigma Pi Sigma, the Physics Honor Society
  • Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology

Selected Publications

  • Edwards, S. J., Mavris, D. N., Douglas, R., and Hellman, B. "Reusable Booster Sizing Sensitivities and Flight Envelope Identification Using Response Surface Methods," AIAA 2011-7127, AIAA SPACE 2011 Conference & Exposition, Long Beach, CA, 27 - 29 September, 2011.
  • Edwards, S. J., Mavris, D. N., and Hellman, B. M. "Rocketback Trajectory Figures of Merit for a Reusable Booster Technology Flight Demonstrator," AIAA 2010-8667, AIAA SPACE 2010 Conference & Exposition, Anaheim, CA, 30 August - 2 September, 2010.