Roy Fulayter is Lead Engineer for Propulsion. His interest in aerodynamics was inspired by surfing and he enjoys learning how machines work. Roy earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech and his M.S. and Ph.D. at Purdue developing a love for turbomachinery design and aeroelasticity. He started at Rolls-Royce in fan and compressor aerodynamics and designed various rigs, the AE3007 A2 fan blade powering the Cessna Citation X, and the Rolls-Royce variable pitch UltraFan for NASA. Roy joined the Structural System Design group as aeromechanics lead directing teams on the Rolls-Royce Trent family as well as the AE cores. While he’s not developing the most fuel-efficient propulsion at Zunum, Roy enjoys family, hiking, biking, and surfing.