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Keegan Orr ’18 has received the 2020 Walter Lempert Award of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), for best student paper. Keegan earned a BS in Engineering Physics from Otterbein, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Ohio State. He is the recipient of an NDSEG graduate fellowship.

While at Otterbein, Keegan worked in the atomic physics lab of Prof. Aaron Reinhard, developing a novel method of stabilizing tunable lasers. This work resulted in a published paper and Keegan graduating with Distinction. His laser expertise translated directly to his graduate research work; the award-winning paper is focused on the development of a new laser technique for precision electric field measurements in plasmas known as Electric Field Induced Second Harmonic (EFISH) generation.

While at Otterbein (and before), Keegan was also a nationally-ranked yo-yo artist :-).

Written by David Robertson

January 7th, 2021 at 10:39 am

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