Optimal Design in Multidisciplinary Systems
Prabhat Hajela, Ph.D., is a Professor at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He holds a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Iowa State University, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Aeronautics & Astronautics from Stanford University. Prior to joining RPI, he taught at the University of Florida for six years, and has done research assignments at the NASA Langley Research Center, NASA Lewis Research Center, U.S. Air Force Armament Labs, and at the University of California in Los Angeles. Hajela is a Fellow of the AIAA, ASME and AeSI, and a recipient of the AIAA MDO Award in 2004.
Jaroslaw Sobieski, Ph.D., holds three degrees: a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technical University of Warsaw. Before joining the staff of NASA Langley Research Center in 1979, he taught at the Technical University of Warsaw, St. Louis University, and George Washington University. Dr. Sobieski is currently a Senior Researcher at NASA Langley Research Center. He also teaches George Washington University students at the NASA site. Dr. Sobieski received the AIAA MDO Award in 1996, and a NASA Medal for Exceptional Engineering Achievement in 1988.