Nick Borer Advanced Concepts Group Lead, Aeronautics Systems Analysis NASA Langley Research Center
AIAA AVIATION Forum 2023
Nick Borer is the Advanced Concepts Group Lead within the Aeronautics Systems Analysis Branch at NASA’s Langley Research Center. He is the Deputy Principal Investigator for NASA’s X-57 “Maxwell” distributed electric propulsion flight demonstrator and is NASA’s official representative to the Flight subcommittee of ASTM International’s Committee F44 on General Aviation. He is also the technical lead for the “What’s Next in Regional Mobility” effort under the NASA Aeronautics Inter-Center Systems Analysis Team and is leading the “Airports as Energy Nodes” incubation effort under the NASA Convergent Aeronautics Solutions project. Previously, he was Principal Investigator of NASA’s Fostering Ultra-Efficient, Low-Emitting Aviation Power (FUELEAP) project, which investigated hybrid-electric fuel cell architectures for aviation. Prior to NASA, Nick was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Draper Laboratory, where he led research into integrated analysis, tradespace exploration, and fault-tolerant design for complex systems. Nick has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech, and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University. He is an active pilot with commercial single-engine landplane, multiengine landplane, and single-engine seaplane, and single-engine flight instructor privileges.