AIAA names Prof. Dimitri Mavris to direct the Aircraft and Atmospheric Systems Group

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Apr 16, 2014Dr. Dimitri Mavris
Boeing Professor of Advanced Aerospace Systems Analysis, ASDL director,  and newly appointed  head of AIAA's Aircraft and Atmospheric Systems Group

The American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) recently announced that AE Professor Dimitri Mavrishas been elected to serve a three-year term as the organization’s director for the Aircraft and Atmospheric Systems Group (AASG).

Announcement of Mavris’s election to this leadership position came April 7 and will become effective with AIAA’s next board meeting, to be held in Washington, DC on May 1.

The AASG oversees the activities of several technical committees within AIAA, including: Aircraft Design, Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems, Air Transportation Systems, Aircraft Operations, Balloon Systems, Flight Testing, General Aviation, Lighter-than-Air Systems, Product Support and V/STOL Aircraft Systems.

Mavris said he is excited to be heading up the work of the AASG, which is comprised of government, academic, and industry leaders from across the country.

“Active involvement in AIAA has been an integral part of my life throughout my career, so I am dedicated to developing and executing strategic initiatives to advance the state of aerospace disciplines and create exciting opportunities for our membership,” he said.

Currently the Boeing Professor of Advanced Aerospace Systems Analysis and the director of Georgia Tech’s Aerospace Systems Design Lab (ASDL), Mavris is the recipient of numerous career honors, including an NSF Early Career Award. Mavris has been a member of AIAA for a quarter century and was named an AIAA Fellow in 2009.

In addition to his most recent appointment, Mavris has been involved in several other AIAA committees and initiatives, including the Energy Optimized Aircraft and Equipment Systems Program Committee (as chair); the Aircraft Operations Technical Committee (chair); the Aircraft Design Technical Committee (chair); the International Activities Committee of IAC; the Institute Development Committee, IDC; and the ICAS-US Delegate and Executive Committee.

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