Christopher Roper

  • Program Year: 1
  • Academic Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Plasma Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Feryal Ozel
  • Residencies:
    Los Alamos National Laboratory (2024)
  • Degree(s):
    M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021; B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Kennesaw State University, 2018; B.S. Physics, University of West Georgia, 2018


Holloway M. A., Reeves, G.R., Roper, C.D., Marksteniner Q.R., Patrick D.E., Clanton, R.C., Guider, A.S., Hemphill, R.L., Lewellen, J.W., Carlsten, B.E. "The Beam Plasma Interaction Experiment". International IEEE Aerospace Conference (2022).

Wang, Zhehui, Zhehui Wang, Bradley Wolfe, J Ben-Benjamin, Chris Campbell, Dana Dattelbaum, Kamel Fezzaa, John Foster, Zhizhong Han, Hanna Kim, John Kline, Yao Kovach, Nga Ngyuyen-Fotiadas, Christopher Roper, Yancey Sechrest, David Staack, Xin Tang, Miles Teng-Levy "Physics-informed deep learning of dynamic 3D experiments." Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2021).

C. D. Roper, Z. Wang, K. Sentz, N. T. T. Nguyen, D. M. Dattelbaum, and M. L. R. Walker, "Motion Tracking of Polymer Metamaterials Under Shock Waves," in OSA Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress 2021 (AIS, FTS, HISE, SENSORS, ES), S. Buckley, F. Vanier, S. Shi, K. Walker, I. Coddington, S. Paine, K. Lok Chan, W. Moses, S. Qian, P. Pellegrino, F. Vollmer, G. J. Jagerska, R. Menzies, L. Emmenegger, and J. Westberg, eds., OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2021), paper JTu5A.35.

Petitgenet, V., Roper, C., Yatsko, A., Kotlyar, D., Krecicki, M., Mavris, D. "A Coupled Approach to the Design Space Exploration of Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Systems" AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2020, August 2020.

Khalid, A., & Roper, C. D., & Pirrello, J. A., & Santos, A. J. (2018, June), "Comparison of Student Learning and Flight Performance as a Function of the Method of Teaching" - A Research Study Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Roper, C. D., Fraser, J., & Santos, A. J. (2018). "Innovation in Commercial Supersonic Aircraft with Candidate Engine for Next Generation Supersonic Aircraft". Digital Commons, Kennesaw State University.

Roper, C., Khalid, A Santos, A., and Bagely, S., "Simulation and Cycle Analyses for high bypass turbofan engine - A Comparative study," National Conference of Undergraduate Research, June 2017.

Roper, C., Santos, Khalid, A, and., Bagely, S. "Comparison of High Bypass Turbofan Engine Cycle Analyses - A Case Study", 2017 Early Career Technical Conference at UAB, June 2017.

Khalid, A, Roper, C., "Research Learning Experience while Designing Wind Turbine for Low-Speed Applications," 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 2016.


2023 GFSD Fellowship

2022 Ford Foundation Fellowship

2021 Advancing Science in America (ARCS) Foundation Fellowship

2021 Ph.D. GEM Fellow Scholar- GEM Fellowship Recipient

2020 Southern Regional Educational Board (SREB) Doctoral Fellowship

2019 Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Physics Student Symposium (Poster)- 1st Place

2019 GT Technical Symposium (Poster)- 1st Place

2018 M.S. GEM Fellow Scholar- GEM Fellowship Recipient

2018 Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship (AFRL)

2018 44th NSBE National Technical Research Exhibition Annual Convention- 1st Place

2017 43rd NSBE National Technical Research Exhibition Annual Convention- 3rd Place

STEM Innovators 11th Annual Symposium & Research Conference Peach State LSAMP- 1st Place

2016 National Society of Black Engineers FRC Technical Research Exhibition Poster Showcase- 2nd Place

2015 National Society of Black Engineers FRC Technical Research Exhibition Poster Preliminary- 2nd Place

2015 FRC Technical Research Exhibition Oral Preliminary- 3rd Place

Boeing Commercial Airplanes 787 Dreamliner Oral Presentation

Lockheed Martin Aerospace Engineering Scholarship

Assistance League of Atlanta Annual Scholarship

Kennesaw State University Dean's List: (January 2015- 2018)