Phillip J. Ansell Assistant Professor and Allen Ormsbee Faculty Fellow, Department of Aerospace Engineering University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Dr. Phillip J. Ansell is an Associate Professor and Allen Ormsbee Faculty Scholar in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois. He is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Aviation (CSA) and the Director of the Center for High-Efficiency Electrical Technologies for Aircraft (CHEETA). He is the principal investigator of a NASA University Leadership Initiative multi-disciplinary program focused on developing advanced technologies for zero-emissions aircraft, and he also serves as the Chair of the AIAA Electrified Aircraft Technology Technical Committee. In recognition for his efforts he has been granted the AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award, Young Investigator Awards from ARO and AFOSR, and was included on the list of Forbes 30 Under 30 under the Science category. Prof. Ansell earned his Ph.D. (2013) and M.S. (2010) in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his B.S. (2008) in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State University.