Ivett Leyva Program Officer, Engineering and Complex Systems Air Force Office of Scientific Research
AIAA Aviation Forum 2019
Dr Ivett Leyva is the Program Officer for High Speed Aerodynamics at the Air Force Research Lab, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research. In that role she is responsible for setting research directions for her portfolio and funds university grants mainly in the US but also abroad. Before that role, she was a researcher at the Air Force Research Lab in Edwards AFB, CA. She specialized in hypersonic boundary layer transition and shear coaxial jet mixing at high pressures for liquid rocket engines. She has a BS, MS and Ph.D. from Caltech. Her Ph.D. was in experimental hypersonics. She is an associate fellow of AIAA and is the recipient of the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal from the AF.