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Dr. Alton D. Romig, Jr. is the executive officer of the National Academy of Engineering. Under Congressional charter, the Academy provides advice to the federal government, when requested, on matters of engineering and technology. As executive officer, Dr. Romig is the chief operating officer responsible for the program, financial and ...
John L. Anderson is president of the National Academy of Engineering since July 1, 2019. He was born in Wilmington, DE, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware in 1967 and PhD degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1971, both in chemical engineering. He was most recently Distinguished Professor ...
Join the National Academy of Engineering’s Forum on Complex Unifiable Systems (FOCUS) program, in conjunction with the NAE’s flagship quarterly The Bridge, you are invited to attend the NAE FOCUS-Bridge Aeronautics Event on Friday, August 21, 2020.
This webinar will present on advances and opportunities in aeronautics. Articles in the summer issue assessed the prospects for a return of supersonic flight and even the possibility of hypersonic flight, which would enable same-day round-trip international travel. As environmental concerns have grown, so has the industry’s exploration of adaptations to mitigate impacts. Options such as hybrid electric and electrified propulsion require further research and development in order to be realistically considered.
Authors also discuss the role of autonomy – and the importance of human-machine teaming – and of prizes and competitions in spurring innovation, beginning with Lindbergh’s first transatlantic flight, which forever changed international travel and business.