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Christopher P. Goyne

Associate Professor
Director, Aerospace Research Laboratory
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Office location and address
570 Edgemont Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering, University of Queensland, 1991​
Ph.D. ​Mechanical Engineering, University of Queensland, 1999
Biography

Professor Goyne obtained his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and PhD from the University of Queensland in 1991 and 1999, respectively. In the course of his PhD research, Prof. Goyne specialized in high speed aerodynamics, high speed air-breathing propulsion and instrumentation development. Upon completion of his graduate studies, Prof. Goyne joined the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia as a Research Associate. Here Prof. Goyne conducted research in hypersonic propulsion using the University of Virginia’s unique Supersonic Combustion Facility. This work was funded by NASA’s Hyper-X Program. Prof. Goyne briefly returned to the University of Queensland to participate in the HyShot scramjet flight test program before joining the faculty at the University of Virginia. Now an Associate Professor and Director of the Aerospace Research Laboratory, Prof. Goyne continues his work in hypersonic air-breathing propulsion, supersonic aerodynamics, hypersonic ground and flight test techniques and diagnostic and measurement technique development.  Prof. Goyne also conducts research on the interaction of fluids with rotating machinery. This work is conducted in collaboration with the Rotating Machinery and Controls (ROMAC) Industrial Program at the University of Virginia.

The University of Queensland awarded Prof. Goyne the Australian Postgraduate Research Award and the James Dowrie Academic Prize in 1992 and 1990, respectively. In 2006 he was awarded the Outstanding Aerospace Professor Award by Sigma Gamma Tau at the University of Virginia and in 2010 he was co-author on a paper that received the AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology Best Paper Award. Prof. Goyne is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and within this organization is past Chair of the Hypersonic Technology and Aerospace Planes Program Committee. He is also a member of the Aerodynamic Measurement Technology Technical Committee within AIAA and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Prof. Goyne is current Chair of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium Advisory Council. He has reviewed numerous manuscripts for the AIAA Journal, the Journal of Propulsion and Power, the Journal of Aircraft, Experiments in Fluids and the Journal of Aerospace Engineering. He has chaired various sessions at international aerospace conferences and participated in a number of invited panels and lectures. Prof. Goyne is currently the Faculty Advisor for the University of Virginia student chapters of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and also Sigma Gama Tau. He currently teaches air-breathing propulsion and spacecraft design.

EN-MAE-Active Control of a Scramjet Engine
Source: Innoveering, LLC
September 19, 2016 – November 05, 2022
Curricula Development for a Robust Hypersonic Workforce
Source: University of Tennessee
September 09, 2020 – September 08, 2021
Transportation Efficiency Capstone
Source: The Mitre Corporation
August 25, 2020 – May 31, 2021
Develop active control conceptual architecture and design for a TBCC propulsion system_2
Source: Innoveering, LLC
September 24, 2018 – October 23, 2020
Space Research ¿ Identifying Gaps and Opportunities
Source: The Mitre Corporation
June 01, 2020 – September 30, 2020
Hypersonic Technology Accelerator Facility
Source: Applied Science & Technology Research Organization
November 18, 2019 – February 20, 2020
EN-MAE Virginia Cubesat Constellation
Source: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
May 09, 2016 – September 30, 2019
MD-RADL Functional and Structural Changes in Cerebral Vasculature following exposure to blast overpressures associated with TBI in Military Personnel
Source: The Henry M. Jackson Foundation
January 01, 2016 – August 31, 2019
Compressible Flow Simulations for Shock/Expansion Tube Performance Analysis - Grace Lang
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
August 01, 2018 – July 31, 2019
EN-MAE Virginia Cubesat Constellation - Non fed
Source: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
February 01, 2019 – March 31, 2019
EN-MAE Shock Interactions with Particles and Liquid Masses
Source: Theofanous & Co., Inc.
February 01, 2014 – November 30, 2018
EN-MAE Collaborative Research:Turbulent Flame Structure of Cavity Stabilized Reacting Shear Layers:Effects of Flow Compressibility
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
June 01, 2015 – November 30, 2018
Spacecraft delivery for the Virginia CubeSat Constellation Mission
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
May 01, 2018 – August 31, 2018
Develop active control conceptual architecture and design for a TBCC propulsion system
Source: Innoveering, LLC
August 03, 2017 – August 02, 2018
Virginia CubeSat Constelalation Research Proposal
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2017 – May 31, 2018
EN-MAE Continuity for the Virginia CubeSat Constellation Mission
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
May 01, 2017 – August 17, 2017
EN-MAE VSGC Scholarship Award
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2015 – May 31, 2016
EN-MAE The JefferSat Cosmic Ray Mission
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2015 – May 31, 2016
EN-MAE Active Control of a Scramjet Engine
Source: Innoveering, LLC
August 01, 2015 – April 25, 2016
MD-RADL Functional and Structural Changes in Cerebral Vasculature Following Exposure to Blast Overpressures Associated with TBI in Military Personnel
Source: The Henry M. Jackson Foundation
January 01, 2015 – March 31, 2016
EN-MAE Hypersonic Technology Maturation
Source: Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
May 01, 2015 – January 31, 2016
EN-MAE JefferSat Cosmic Ray Mission
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
September 18, 2013 – December 31, 2015
EN-MAE Using Particle Imaging Velocimetry to Characterize Blowout in a Scramjet Combustor
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2014 – August 31, 2015
EN-MAE Premixed Supersonic Combustion
Source: U.S. DOD - Air Force - Afosr
March 15, 2013 – September 14, 2014
EN-MAE VSGC GRFP J Kirik
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2012 – May 31, 2014
EN-MAE VSGC 2012-13 Meghan Luff Particle Image Velocimetry in a Dual-Mode Scramjet Combustor
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2012 – May 31, 2013
JefferSat Student Flight Project
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
July 01, 2012 – January 31, 2013
MAE 4120: Air Breathing Propulsion
Credits: 3
Reviews thermodynamics of compressible fluids and includes analysis of the mechanisms for thrust generation in aerospace propulsion systems; performance and cycle analysis of air-breathing engines, emphasizing turbojets, turbofans, turboprops and ramjets; aerothermodynamics of inlets, diffusers, combustors, and nozzles; performance of axial-flow and centrifugal compressors; turbines; and the matching of engine components. Prerequisite: MAE 3210.
MAE 4513: Aerospace Engineering Special Projects
Credits: 2
Applied research in areas pertinent to aerospace engineering; conducted in close consultation with a departmental faculty advisor. Includes the design and construction of experiments, analysis, or the investigation of physical phenomena. The research may be related to ongoing faculty research and may be the topic of the senior thesis, but its scope must be significantly beyond that required for the thesis. Prerequisite Fourth yr. standing.
MAE 4514: Aerospace Engineering Special Projects
Credits: 2
Applied research in areas pertinent to aerospace engineering; conducted in close consultation with a departmental faculty advisor. Includes the design and construction of experiments, analysis, or the investigation of physical phenomena. The research may be related to ongoing faculty research and may be the topic of the senior thesis, but its scope must be significantly beyond that required for the thesis. Prerequisite Fourth yr. standing
MAE 4690: Spacecraft Design I
Credits: 3
This course will examine the multidisciplinary aspects of spacecraft design for a NASA mission. Students will work in teams on an open ended multidisciplinary design problem using industrial methodologies. Students will be introduced to space mission engineering and spacecraft design. Students will conduct mission concept definition and exploration, requirements definition and conceptual design of the spacecraft. Requisite: 4th-Year Standing
MAE 4700: Spacecraft Design II
Credits: 3
The course will result in the detailed design of the spacecraft, the fabrication of a full scale prototype and a proposal to NASA for funding of the real spacecraft and mission. The spacecraft will be designed to conform to the small satellite class, with a weight under 100 kg and a size less than 1 m. It will be designed for low-Earth orbit, geosynchronous orbit or a space exploration mission. Requisite: MAE 4690
MAE 8897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For master's students.
MAE 8999: Master's Thesis Research, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Credits: 1–12
Formal documentation of faculty supervision of thesis research. Each full-time, resident Master of Science student in mechanical and aerospace engineering is required to register for this course for the number of credits equal to the difference between his or her regular course load (not counting the one-credit MAE 7510 seminar) and 12.
MAE 9897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.
MAE 9999: Dissertation Research, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Credits: 1–12
Formal documentation of faculty supervision of dissertation research. Each full-time resident doctoral student in mechanical and aerospace engineering is required to register for this course for the number of credits equal to the difference between his or her regular course load (not counting the one-credit MAE 8591 seminar) and 12.

Faculty Fellow, Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow Program, Air Force Office of Scientific Research 2012

Best Paper Award, Aerodynamic Measurement Technology, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2010

Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2009

Sigma Gamma Tau Outstanding Aerospace Professor Award, Sigma Gamma Tau, University of Virginia 2006