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Nathan Luetke

  • Nathan Luetke
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Engineering Technology
  • 102 Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3765
  • nluetke@odu.edu
  • Nathan Luetke Received his BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University followed shortly after by an MS in Mechanical Engineering. While Pursuing his Masters degree Nathan spent two years at Swales Aerospace followed by one year at Lockheed Martin contracting for NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. While there he had the opportunity to perform radiation analyses and shield optimization on models of the International Space Station, possible lunar habitats and vehicles for transport to Mars in the effort to increase radiation mitigation for the astronauts and equipment. In that time he co-authored eight conference proceedings and completed his MS degree with research focused on high-speed combustion and rocket-based combined cycles. Nathan has focused his own research on the fuel mixing and combustion characteristics of dual-mode scramjet engines, authoring and co-authoring four conference proceedings in addition to his work with radiation mitigation. Currently Nathan is a lecturer in the engineering technology department teaching CAD based courses, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics. He is involved with the Thermodynamic and Fluids laboratories and is interested in incorporating renewable energy systems into the lab environment.
  • Education

    Old Dominion University, 2006
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
    Old Dominion University, 2000
    Major: Mechanical Engineering Technology
    Degree: B.S.
  • 2007: National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration Henry J.E. Reid Award