Anthony J. Calise Professor (ret.) Georgia Technical School of Aerospace Engineering, AIAA Fellow

While at Georgia Tech, Dr. Calise built a program in Flight Mechanics and Control (FMC).  During his tenure the FMC disciplinary area grew to 5 faculty members, and was considered one of the best in the country.  He also started the UAV lab.  His research program was funded by NASA, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Army Research Office and a variety of Air Force laboratories and corporate sponsors.  Throughout his academic career Dr. Calise served as a consultant to industry in the areas of helicopter, aircraft, launch vehicles, satellites and guided parafoil flight control.  He is a Fellow of AIAA, and nationally and inter-nationally recognized as an expert in the areas of guidance and flight control, and control of flexible systems.