Dr Black is the new Director for the Center for Space Research and Assurance at AFIT. He is an Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering within the Aeronautics and Astronautics department at AFIT. He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001 and a MS Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Joint Institute for Advancement of Flight Sciences (joint NASA Langley Research Center and George Washington University program) in 2003. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 2006. Dr.
Chantelle will share her experiences with us as a member of the Pathfinder 7 - "the first astronaut teachers to fly in space and return to the classroom". Chantelle is an Educator Associate who has been nationally recognized by AIAA for her strong commitment to Aerospace and was named the AIAA A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year in 2008.
Interested in learning how to accelerate the innovation process when it comes to aerospace materials? Come hear how Robert Schafrik is achieving this in the jet engine business! Bob is the General Manager of the Materials and Process Engineering Department at GE Aviation, and will be presenting "Innovations in Aerospace Materials and Manufacturing Process Development". This should be a great event, so come out and join us!
Col Wissler highlights AFRL's capabilities-based investments and shows how four specific technology programs fit into those capabilities. Specifically, he discusses micro air vehicles, hypersonics flight experiments with the Australians, structurally integrated apertures, and cooperative operations and control of UAVs for urban ISR.
Mr. Dolvin is a research leader at the Air Force Air Vehicles Directorate and serves as Program Manager for the Hypersonic International Flight Research & Experimentation (HIFiRE) program; an international collaboration with the Australian Department of Defence to investigate fundamental hypersonic phenomena and experimental systems technologies enabling for long range responsive strike weapons.