Daniel E. Hastings AIAA President; Institute Community and Equity Officer (Interim); Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement (Interim); Cecil and Ida Green Education Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics


Daniel E. Hastings has been on the faculty at MIT in Aeronautics and Astronautics since 1985. His research specializations include synergetic interactions between space systems and the space environment, space propulsion, space policy, and space systems architecting. Among his external appointments, he served as chief scientist in the late 1990s for the U.S. Air Force, where he led studies of Air Force investments in space. He was also the chair of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board afterward and has served on the NASA Advisory Council and on numerous NASEM committees. He has been on The Aerospace Corporation Board of Trustees for over 18 years.