|AIAA Congratulates Immediate Past President and Fellow Dr. Mark J. Lewis on his Appointment to Become Director of the Institute for Defense Analyses Science and Technology Policy Institute
February 16, 2012 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) congratulates Dr. Mark. J. Lewis, AIAA past president and fellow, on his selection as the new director of the Institute of Defense Analyses Science and Technology Policy Institute.
Lewis, the Willis Young Professor and chair of the Aerospace Sciences Department at the University of Maryland, College Park, will leave the university and start the new position in the spring of 2012.
Robert S. Dickman, executive director of AIAA, stated: “We congratulate Mark Lewis on his appointment to become the director of the Institute of Defense Analyses Science and Technology Policy Institute. Dr. Lewis's exemplary credentials as both a world-recognized leader in aerospace engineering and as a former chief scientist of the U.S. Air Force make him uniquely qualified for this challenging and important position. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics looks forward to working with Dr. Lewis, our immediate past president, in his new capacity.”
Lewis served as president of AIAA from May, 2010 to May, 2011. In addition to his position at the University of Maryland, where he has taught since 1988, Lewis was Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force from 2004 to 2008. Lewis is an AIAA fellow, as well as fellow of the American Association of Mechanical Engineering. An Aviation Week & Space Technology Aerospace Laureate in 2007, Lewis was also the 2007 winner of the AIAA Energy Systems award.