NAE FOCUS-Bridge Aeronautics Event

NAE FOCUS-Bridge Aeronautics Event

Event Details
(UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Friday, Aug 21, 2020
  • 10:00 AM To 10:03 AM
  • 10:03 AM To 10:10 AM
    Remarks from Editors of The Bridge Summer 2020 issue on Aeronautics
  • 10:10 AM To 10:55 AM
  • 10:55 AM To 11:25 AM
    Moderated Q&A
  • 11:25 AM To 11:30 AM
    Closing Reflections
  • 11:30 AM To 11:30 AM
  • Alan H. Epstein (NAE) is the Chair of the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB) and the R.C. Maclaurin Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has been an MIT faculty member since 1980. His research and teaching have included energy systems, aerospace propulsion, gas ...

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  • Claire Tomlin is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley, where she holds the Charles A. Desoer Chair in Engineering.  After obtaining her PhD in EECS from Berkeley in 1998, she held the positions of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor at Stanford from 1998-2007.  In ...

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  • Guru Madhavan
    National Academy of Engineering

    Guru Madhavan is the Norman R. Augustine Senior Scholar and senior director of programs of the National Academy of Engineering where he leads and oversees activities of broad scope and complexity focused on engineering practice, education, research, communication, and policies. His portfolio of work at the National Academies of Sciences, ...

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  • Darryll J. Pines serves as president of the University of Maryland as well as the Glenn L. Martin Professor of Aerospace Engineering.

    Formerly the Nariman Farvardin Professor of Engineering and dean of UMD’s A. James Clark School of Engineering, where he has been on the faculty since 1995, Pines amassed a record of academic leadership and ...

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  • Alton D. Romig, Jr.
    National Academy of Engineering

    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 ...

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Join the National Academy of Engineering’s Forum on Complex Unifiable Systems (FOCUS) program in conjunction with the NAE’s flagship quarterly The Bridge for 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.

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Dr. John J. Tracy
Retired Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, The Boeing Company