Robin Langtry

Seattle, Washington, US

Rocket Scientist
Robin's Skills
Product Management
Business Development
Public Relations
User Experience

About Robin

I've advised a number of early stage startups and helped them refine product / strategy. I believe you should never stop learning new things. Self taught nuclear physics because it is a really cool field. My day job currently involves designing rockets that fly backwards and land on a ship at sea. In my spare time I'm building a CNC machine shop in my garage and teaching myself to TIG weld titanium. I have a soft spot for statups working on energy and things that go fast.


We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters - Peter Thiel

Work Experience

Flight Sciences

Blue Origin

September 2015 - Today

Responsible Engineer (RE) for New Glenn Descent Aerodynamics. Working on the system architecture design, rapid configuration development, CFD, automated grid generation, wind tunnel testing, aero database development, loads and supporting trade studies.

Senior Engineer, Flight Sciences


July 2006 - August 2015

Chairman of the CFD Advisory Board, guiding CFD research, development and best practices across the company. Initiated and managed technology projects on: Adjoint CFD Optimization, Transition Modelling, 3D Metal Printing and Aeroacoustics. Developed Statement-of-Work for Boeing / Stanford collaboration on Adjoint CFD Optimization. Subject Matter Expert (SME) on applied CFD for predicting unsteady loads and aeroacoustics from low-speed thru transonic flight regimes. Experienced with aerodynamic and aeroacoustic design of supersonic nozzles, inlets, turbomachinery, fans / props and wings. Trained and mentored new engineers / interns. Flight Test and Wind Tunnel Experience. Supervised 3D metal printing of highly detailed model parts using an EOS M270 Direct Metal Laser Sintering machine


University of Stuttgart

Phd Mechanical Engineering

2002 - 2006

Carleton University

Masters in Aerospace

2000 - 2002

Carleton University

Bachelor in Aerospace

1996 - 2000