Dr. Heather Kline

Graduated 2017; Please see linkedin for updated information.


Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2017.
M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2013.
B.S., Dual Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2011.


Kline, H.L., "The continuous adjoint method for multi-fidelity hypersonic inlet design", PhD thesis, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University.
Kline, H.L., Economon, T.D., Alonso, J.J., "Multi-Objective Optimization of a Hypersonic Inlet Using Generalized Outflow Boundary Conditions in the Continuous Adjoint Method," 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA Paper 2016-0912, San Diego, CA, January 2016.
Kline, H.L, Palacios, F., Economon, T.D., and Alonso, J.J. "Adjoint-Based Optimization of a Hypersonic Inlet." 22nd AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, AIAA Paper 2015-3060, Dallas, TX, June 2015
Kline, H.L., Palacios, F., Alonso, J.J., "Sensitivity of the Performance of a 3-Dimensional Hypersonic Inlet to Shape Deformations," 19th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, AIAA Paper 2014-3228, Atlanta, GA, June 2014.