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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

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    Organizing Committee

    Organizing Committee 

    IECEC Organizing Committee

    General Chair

    Ramon Lugo
    Director, NASA Glenn Research Center
    21000 Brookpark Road
    Cleveland, OH 44135
    Phone: 216.433.5846
    Email: ramon.lugo-1@nasa.gov  

    Deputy General Chair
    Robert “Joe” Shaw
    Office of Technology Partnerships and Planning
    NASA Glenn Research Center
    21000 Brookpark Road
    Cleveland, OH 44135
    Phone: 216.977.7135
    Email: Robert.J.Shaw@nasa.gov

    Technical Program Chair
    Michael Choi
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Code 545, Mechanical Systems Division
    8800 Greenbelt Road
    Greenbelt, MD 20771
    Phone: 301.286.4707
    Email: Michael.K.Choi@nasa.gov  

    Deputy Technical Program Chair
    Kenneth "Mark" Bryden
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Iowa State University
    Ames, IA 50011
    Phone: 515.294.3891
    Email: kmbryden@iastate.edu


    Topic Area Organizers

    Aerospace Power Systems
    Mark Liffring
    The Boeing Company

    Abbas Salim
    Lockheed Martin Space Systems (Retired)

    Energy Conversion Device Technology
    Edward Lewandowski
    NASA Glenn Research Center

    Energy Storage Technology
    Richard Shaw
    Lockheed Martin Space Systems

    Terrestrial Electricity Delivery & Grid Reliability
    Bill Lear
    University of Florida

    Terrestrial Energy-Efficient & Renewable Energy Systems
    Thomas Bradley
    Colorado State University

    Essam Khalil
    Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

    Terrestrial Fossil Energy Systems
    Ahsan Choudhuri
    University of Texas at El Paso

    Terrestrial Nuclear Energy Systems
    Pavel Tsvetkov
    Texas A&M University

    Thermal Management Technology
    Michael Choi
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    JPC Organizing Committee

    Executive Chair (Government)
    Robert Lightfoot
    Center Director
    NASA Marshall Space Center


    Executive Chair (Industry)
    Bart Olson
    Vice President, Business Development
    ATK Missile Products Group
    1501 South Clinton
    Baltimore, MD 21224

    General Chair (Industry)
    Gary Flinchbaugh
    VP Programs
    ATK Propulsion and Controls
    210 State Rt. 956
    Rocket Center, WV 26726
    Phone: 304.726.7961
    Email: Gary.Flinchbaugh@atk.com  

    General Chair (Government)
    Dale Thomas

    NASA Marchall Space Center

    Technical Chair
    David McGrath
    ATK Propulsion and Controls
    55 Thiokol Rd.
    Elkton, MD 21921
    Phone: 410-392-1716
    Email: david.mcgrath@atk.com  

    Deputy Technical Chair
    Jerry E. Welch
    NASA Glenn Research Center
    21000 Brookpark Road, mail stop 5-10
    Cleveland, OH 44135
    Phone: 1-216-433-8003
    Email: Gerard.E.Welch@nasa.gov

    Deputy Technical (Industry)

    Jeff Morehouse

    Lockheed Martin


    Academic Chair
    Vigor Yang
    School of Aeronautical Engineering
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    313 Montgomery Knight Bldg.
    Atlanta, GA 30332
    Phone: 404.894.3002
    Email: vigor.yang@aerospace.gatech.edu  

    Exhibits Chair
    Geraldine Kimball
    Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
    6633 Canoga Ave. RLA-07
    Canoga Park, CA 91309
    Phone: 818.586.0467
    Email: Geraldine.Kimball@pwr.utc.com  

    ASME Technical Program Chair
    John W. Robinson
    The Boeing Company
    P.O. Box 3829
    Seal Beach, CA 97040
    Phone: 714.896.1292
    Email: John.W.Robinson2@boeing.com

    SAE Technical Program Chair
    Ramon Chase
    ANSER, Suite 800
    2900 South Quincy Street
    Arlington, VA 22202
    703.416.3290
    Email: Ray.Chase@anser.org

    ASEE Technical Program Chair
    Robert A. Frederick Jr.
    UAH Propulsion Research Center
    University of Alabama in Huntsville
    5000 Technology Drive, TH S226
    Huntsville, AL 35899
    Phone: 256.824.7200
    Email: Robert.Frederick@uah.edu

    Exhibits Chair
    Geraldine Kimball
    Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne

    ASME Technical Program Chair
    John W. Robinson
    The Boeing Company (Retired)

    SAE Technical Program Chair
    Ramon Chase
    ANSER

    ASEE Technical Program Chair
    Robert A. Frederick Jr.
    University of Alabama in Huntsville

    Topic Area Organizers
    Advanced Propulsion Concepts for Future Flight
    John W. Robinson
    The Boeing Company (Retired)

    Air-Breathing Propulsion Systems Integration
    Michelle L. McMillan
    SynGenics Corporation

    Gas Turbine Engine
    Gerard E. Welch
    NASA Glenn Research Center

    High Speed Air-Breathing Propulsion
    Venkat Tangirala
    General Electric Global Research Center – Combustion Technologies

    Hypersonic and Combined Cycle Propulsion
    Tim O’Brien
    Aerojet

    Electric Propulsion
    Eric Pencil
    NASA Glenn Research Center

    Emerging Commercial Space Propulsion
    Bruce Pittman
    NASA Space Portal, NASA Ames Research Center

    Energetic Components and Systems
    Steven F. Son
    Purdue University

    Hybrid Rocket Propulsion
    Brian Evans
    Space Propulsion Group

    Liquid Rocket Propulsion
    Ivett A. Leyva
    Air Force Research Laboratory

    Nuclear and Future Flight Propulsion
    Greg Meholic
    The Aerospace Corporation

    Propellants and Combustion
    Christopher Brophy
    Naval Postgraduate School

    Propulsion Education
    Robert A. Frederick Jr.
    University of Alabama in Huntsville

    Public Policy
    Carol Cash
    Carol Cash & Associates

    Solid Rocket Propulsion
    Mark T. Langhenry
    Raytheon Missile Systems

    Space Transportation and Future Generation Space Transportation Sessions
    Leo Daniel
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology