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California State University, Long Beach

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

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Dr. Frank Chandler


Fall 2016 Schedule

Schedule Sem/Lab Time Days Room
No Instruction this term

Schedule updated: JULY 26, 2016

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Dr. Chandler has been a Lecturer for CSULB from 2003 to the present teaching MAE 101A Introduction to Aerospace Engineering, MAE 582 Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion and MAE 452 Propulsion. He has also been an invited lecturer for the UCLA short course ‘Integrated Hypersonic Vehicle Design’, teaching Subsystems Design for three consecutive years. In addition he has been a special invited Boeing lecturer on Ethics and taught three consecutive years.

Dr. Chandler received his B. S. degree in Aeronautical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and his M. S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California.

Dr. Chandler’s interests include aerodynamics, aero-thermodynamics, astronautics, fluid mechanics and dynamics, propulsion, and vehicle and subsystem design.

Dr. Chandler is presently the Director for Advanced Vehicle Subsystems and Technologies with Boeing Phantom Works at Huntington Beach California. He has been leading subsystems and propulsion efforts related to Advanced Launch Vehicle Development and Commercial Crew Development. Previously he was Director, Advanced Constellation and Technologies, Advanced Network and Space Systems, leading propulsion efforts related to commercial utilization of space involving the Commercial Orbital Transportation System (COTS) and the Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) programs. Prior to this he was Deputy Director, Lunar and Planetary Exploration, Advanced Network and Space Systems, developing space vehicle concepts for the exploration of the Moon and outer planets. Developed numerous cryogenic propellant depot concepts for use in cislunar orbits for project Constellation missions and vehicles.
In prior assignments he managed efforts for the Orbital Space Plane and National Aerospace Plane programs.

Dr. Chandler has been involved in institutional organizations which include the following:
  • Member, Boeing/USC University Relations team (2010- present)
  • Member (Selected), USC Viterbi Corporate Advisory Board (2012 to 2015)
  • Board Member of Propulsion Technical Committee ASME (008 – 2010), chair 2010.

Dr. Chandler is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of California and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers. He is a holder of 6 patents related to orbital refueling in space and has authored many technical publications.

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