Dennis Huff Research Aerospace Engineer, Acoustics Branch NASA John H. Glenn Research Center

Dennis Huff

Dennis L. Huff is a Research Aerospace Engineer in the Acoustics Branch at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field in Cleveland, Ohio. Previously, Huff was Deputy Chief of the Aeropropulsion Division and Chief of the Acoustics Branch, and led teams from NASA, industry, and universities to develop engine-noise-reduction technologies. Projects included chevron nozzles and swept/leaned stators that have been proven to reduce jet and fan noise and are being implemented by industry.

Huff received both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Akron. After working at Sikorsky Aircraft, Huff began his NASA career in 1985 and was awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal in 2002 and the NASA Medal for Outstanding Leadership in 2005 and 2014. Huff was the Chairman of the Aeroacoustics Technical Committee of the AIAA and served on a Naval Research Advisory Committee (NRAC) on jet engine noise reduction. He has written many papers on unsteady aerodynamics and aeroacoustics.  He served on two Independent Expert Review Panels for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and presented recommendations for aircraft noise goals at CAEP/9 in Montreal, Canada.  He has also participated in ICAO’s Working Group 1 to evaluate noise for future supersonic aircraft.