A Biographies of Committee Members
DIANNE S. WILEY, chair, recently joined the Boeing Company Phantom Works, where she is program manager for transfer of advanced structure and materials technology to next-generation, reusable launch vehicles. Previously, she was with Northrop Grumman for 20 years, where she had been manager of Airframe Technology. In that position, Dr. Wiley was responsible for research and development and technology transition in structural design and analysis, materials and processes, and manufacturing technology. During that time, she was responsible for transitioning airframe core technologies into three new business areas (space, bio-medicine, and surface ships) to offset declines in traditional business. Previously, as a senior technical specialist on the B-2 program, Dr. Wiley was responsible for developing and implementing innovative structural solutions to ensure the structural integrity of the B-2 aircraft. Dr. Wiley’s 25 years of technical experience have involved durability and damage tolerance, advanced composites (organic and ceramic), high-temperature structures, smart structures, low-observable structures, concurrent engineering, and rapid prototyping. Dr. Wiley holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics from the UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Science. She attended Defense Systems Management College in 1996, was a 1995 graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership, and was a member of the Leadership California Class of 1998.
H. LEE BEACH, JR., has expertise in aerospace technology research and development. Dr. Beach is a professor in the Department of Physics, Computer Science, and Engineering at Christopher Newport University (CNU). He is also an associate director (for CNU) at the Applied Research Center, a consortium of four universities and the Department of Energy, which conducts collaborative, applied research and technology transfer to local and regional high-technology businesses. In 1998, Dr. Beach retired from NASA as deputy director of the Langley Research Center. Previously, he was director for the National Aero-Space Plane Directorate at NASA Headquarters. During earlier assignments at Langley, Dr. Beach was deputy director for aeronautics and served as head of the Combustion Section, head of the Hypersonic Propulsion Branch, and acting chief of the HighSpeed Aerodynamics Division. During his NASA career, Dr. Beach also led several studies to define the future direction of the nation’s aeronautics programs and the size and makeup of the infrastructure to support them. For example, in 1993, he was codirector of the aeronautics portion of the National Facilities Study, which recommended consolidations and closures of some facilities, as well as the construction of two new national wind tunnels. The results of this study were validated by a concurrent NRC study.
JAMES A. (MICKY) BLACKWELL has expertise in airframe aerodynamics and manufacturing. His professional experience includes the development and manufacture of supersonic and subsonic aircraft, and he is familiar with technical issues associated with developing a supersonic business jet. Mr. Blackwell retired in February 2000 as executive vice president of the Lockheed Martin Corporation, where he had corporate oversight of the aeronautics business. Previously, he was president of Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company in Marietta, Georgia; chief engineer for special projects; vice president of engineering; and vice president of the F-22 fighter program.
EUGENE E. COVERT, NAE, has expertise in aerospace technology research and development. Dr. Covert is the T. Wilson Professor of Aeronautics (Emeritus) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He retired in 1996 after a long and distinguished career in aeronautics. Dr. Covert was associate director of the MIT Aerophysics Laboratory until he became the director of the Gas Turbine Laboratory and department head from 1985 to 1990. Dr. Covert has been both a member and chair of the U.S. Air Force Scientific
Advisory Board and the ASEB and has served on at least 10 NRC study committees. He is a member of the New York Academy of Science, a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
DONALD M. DIX has expertise in propulsion systems. Dr. Dix retired from the Department of Defense (DoD) in May 1999 and is currently a consultant to government and industry. His last assignment with the DoD was as director for special programs within the Office of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering. Dr. Dix is a propulsion expert with broad experience formulating guidance and over-seeing science and technology efforts for air platforms, space platforms, ground and sea vehicles, and materials and structures. He is also co-chair of the Independent Review Group that is supporting the Quiet Supersonic Platform Project and other work by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop supersonic aircraft technologies. Dr. Dix has served on two NRC committees.
WILLARD DODDS has expertise in propulsion emissions technology and regulations. He is the senior staff engineer for emissions, regulations, and strategy at GE Aircraft Engines, one of two U.S. manufacturers of large jet engines. He is an expert in all aspects of aircraft engine combustion system design and development, including the design and development of low-emission combustion systems. As such, he has an expert knowledge of engine emissions abatement technology and relevant regulatory considerations. For the past several years, he has been the GE Aircraft Engines representative on various industry committees that interact with the International Civil Aviation Organization on engine emissions regulatory issues.
ILAN KROO has expertise in aircraft systems integration. Dr. Kroo is a professor of aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford University, where he conducts research in applied aerodynamics, aircraft design, and multidisciplinary optimization. Dr. Kroo has served as a member of one other NRC committee and for the last 6 years has been involved with DARPA’s high-altitude, long-endurance aircraft programs. Dr. Kroo also has several years’ experience with NASA Ames Research Center as a research scientist analyzing new aircraft concepts.
DOMENIC J. MAGLIERI has expertise in propulsion noise and sonic booms. He began his career at NASA (then NACA) Langley Research Center. He served as head of the Noise Control Branch of the Acoustics and Noise Reduction Division, responsible for developing technology for understanding, predicting, and applying solutions relative to noise generation, propagation, prediction, and reduction. Mr. Maglieri, who retired from NASA in 1986, works as a consultant for Eagle Aeronautics, Inc., where he is the lead engineer on all noise and sonic boom work for aircraft and space vehicles. He has almost 50 years of experience in airplane and helicopter noise, subsonic and supersonic transport technology, and sonic boom. He is considered a leading national and international expert on sonic booms. His sonic boom flight test involvement began in 1957 and has continued throughout four decades. Mr. Maglieri has participated in every major sonic boom flight test program involving 20 different aircraft, Apollo spacecraft, and the space shuttle. He has authored or coauthored over 150 publications, 95 of which pertain to sonic booms.
MATTHEW MILLER has expertise in airframe service life. As an employee of the British Aircraft Corporation, Dr. Miller worked on development of the Concorde supersonic transport, focusing on damage tolerance certification. Since joining Boeing in 1979, he has worked on the development and application of damage tolerance methods for all Boeing commercial aircraft products. He served as the structures manager of Boeing’s high-speed civil transport program until that effort was cancelled in 1999. Dr. Miller is currently manager of Boeing’s Structural Damage Technology organization.
DORA E. MUSIELAK has expertise in propulsion emissions and combustion. Dr. Musielak is currently engaged in studies of high-speed reacting flows—investigating injection, mixing, and ignition processes—as a member of the faculty of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Musielak has research, academic, and industry experience in aero and space propulsion, hypersonics, combustion, fuel injection and atomization for gas turbines, pulse detonation engines, magnetohydrodynamics, and development of space systems. Dr. Musielak conducted some of this research for Allison Gas Turbine, Solar Turbines, and the University of Tennessee Space Institute. Dr. Musielak is the recipient of two NASA research fellowships.
DAVID K. SCHMIDT has expertise in aircraft dynamics, stability, and control. He is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, Director of the Flight Dynamics and Control Laboratory, and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Dr. Schmidt is also past chairman of AIAA’s technical committee on guidance, navigation, and control and a past associate editor of the Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. Dr. Schmidt has served on one other NRC committee (the Committee on High Speed Research) and the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board’s Review Panel for Science and Technology. He is a fellow of the AIAA.
MICHAEL WINSLOW has expertise in piloting and flight deck technologies. Mr. Winslow is an account team leader for Honeywell Defense & Space, with the responsibility for
identifying and coordinating science and technology opportunities at Wright-Patterson Air Force Research Laboratory and NASA Glenn Research Center. Mr. Winslow is a former flight instructor with experience in military transports, military helicopters, and commercial transports. His professional experience includes 31 years as a pilot and flight commander of transport aircraft for the U.S. Air Force and the Air National Guard and a parallel career in the aerospace industry. Mr. Winslow has participated in the development of new aerospace products such as lighting systems, composite materials, and flight controls.
BILL G.W. YEE has expertise in propulsion materials. As director of materials and process engineering at Pratt & Whitney (now retired), Dr. Yee was responsible for managing and providing direction for the research, development, and characterization of materials and processes for application to commercial aircraft, military aircraft, and spacecraft propulsion systems and advanced components. He was also responsible for the development and maintenance of the material and process specifications and the approval and certification of suppliers and vendors. Dr. Yee also has 23 years of experience at General Dynamics, Fort Worth, where he was manager of advanced structures and design for aircraft systems. Dr. Yee has been a member of one NRC committee and one board (the National Materials Advisory Board).
Liaison from the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
ROBERT C. GOETZ, the liaison from the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board to the study committee, is currently vice president of engineering at the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. Prior to joining Lockheed, Mr. Goetz held a variety of positions during his 29-year career with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, including deputy center director at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, where he managed major space vehicle and space development programs. He conducted research in hypersonic aeroelasticity, was appointed head of the Flight Loads Section of the Structures and Dynamics Division and head of the Dynamic Loads Branch, and managed all research work in Materials, Structures and Dynamics, Loads and Aeroelasticity, and Acoustics and Noise Reduction at NASA Langley. He left NASA in 1987. Mr. Goetz is a fellow of the AIAA and the American Astronautical Society.