Biography

Education:

  • B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, 1965, University of Cincinnati
  • M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, 1967, University of Cincinnati
  • Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, 1970, University of Cincinnati

 

Experience

  • 1993 – 94, 98 – 2004, Vice Chairman, Dept. of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • 1984 – Professor, Department of Mechanical, and Aeronautical Engineering, University of California, Davis;  Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and conducting research in areas of mechanical and aeronautical engineering
  • 1982 – 1984, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical, and Materials Engineering, University of California, Davis
  • 1977 – 1982, Research Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA.  Conducting and directing research in Advanced Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing (V/STOL) aircraft;  Specific research activity involved the automatic and manual control of V/STOL aircraft including rotorcraft
  • 1975 – 1976, Assistant Professor, Department of Aeronautics, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA; Conducting on-sight research at NASA Ames Research Center.  Research activity involved rotorcraft handling qualities prediction and cockpit display design
  • 1970 – 1975, Assistant Professor, Department of Aeronautics, Naval Postgraduate School; Teaching graduate courses and conducting research in aeronautical engineering

Professional Activities:

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Aircraft (1977 – ), an archival technical journal of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics[1] (1980 – ), an archival technical journal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Proceedings Part G of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Great Britain (1999 – )
  • Member, AIAA Technical Committee on Guidance Navigation and Control (1985 – 1988)
  • Member, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Administrative Committee (1986 – 1989)
  • Member, SAE Aerospace Control and Guidance Systems Committee, (1998 – ); Co-Chairman Subcommittee D, Dynamics, Computations, and Analysis (1999 – )
  • Member, AIAA Technical Committee on Atmospheric Flight Mechanics (1988 – 1991)
  • Vice-President, Membership, IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (1989 – 1991)
  • Faculty Advisor, University of California, Davis Student Chapter of AIAA (1984 – )
  • Member, National Research Council Committee on the Effects of Aircraft-Pilot Coupling on Flight Safety (1996-1997)
  • Member, National Research Council Committee for the Review of NASA’s Revolutionize Aviation Panel for the Review of the Aviation Safety Program (2002-2003)
  • Member, National Transportation Safety Board Group investigation crash of American Airlines Flight 587, (2003-2004)

Professional Awards

  • IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Outstanding Contribution Award, October, 1995
  • AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight Award, August, 2000
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America, 58th – 59th Editions, 2004, 2005
  • Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2005-2006 Edition

Professional Affiliations:

  • Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Member  American Helicopter Society
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Sigma Xi

Professional Engineering Credentials:

Registered Professional Engineer in the state of California – Control Systems Engineering, Certificate No. CS001927

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