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Assistant Professor Thomas Hays

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering - 2015 Oklahoma State University

M.S., Aerospace Engineering - 2009 Oklahoma State University

B.S., Aerospace Engineering - 2007 Oklahoma State University

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Small UAV Propulsion

Unmanned systems for weather research and forecasting.

Practical UAS design and fabrication

Optimization Methods

COURSES TAUGHT

Intro to Aerospace Engineering
Fluid Mechanics
Aerospace Capstone I
Aerospace Capstone II
Flight Mechanics
Aerospace Structures

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

“Feasibility Study of Closed Cycle Propulsion for Unmanned Aerial Systems” Thomas C. Hays and Dr. Andrew S. Arena, Jr.  2015 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting.

“High Energy Density Propulsion System Design and Testing for Small Unmanned Systems.”  Thomas C. Hays and Dr. Andrew S. Arena, Jr.  2013 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting.

“High Energy Density Propulsion Systems and Small Engine Dynamometer” Thomas C. Hays, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.  Oklahoma State University 2009. Publication Number: AAT 1483434; ISBN: 9781124368641

“A Hydrycolloid Retention Suture Dressing” Willy A. Bustinza, DO1, Justin R. Bryant, DO, MBA1, Carl W. Baker, DO2, James W. Smith, MD2, Thomas Hays, MS3, Michael L. Thomas, MD1 Oklahoma State Univ. Dept. of Surgery, Tulsa, OK Jack C. Montgomery VAMC, Muskogee, OK Oklahoma State Univ., Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Stillwater, OK

AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Deans Award – Top Engineering Graduate, Oklahoma State University 2007

World Records:

  • FAI world record 5kg Endurance – 12 Hours 21 Minutes. 
  • FAI world record 5kg Range – 144.42 KM

Design Build Fly:

  • International champions, 1st and 2nd place 2004, 2005, and 2006
  • 2nd and 4th 2007

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

AIAA

Sigma Gamma Tau

Pi Tau Sigma

Tau Beta Pi

Thomas Hays, AME Assistant Professor

Contact Information

(405) 325-6797
EL 110
thays@ou.edu

Office Hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11:00 AM-12:00 PM