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2021 Pre-Forum Sessions at AIAA AVIATION Forum

Included in full conference registration for 2021 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum

  • 1200 – 1300
    Rising Leaders in Aerospace: Career Skills Panel
    Description
    Come hear from leaders in industry about the skills most in demand, and how to make your way through a complicated and changing job environment during rapid changes brought on by new technology and the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and engage with panelists.
    Moderator
    Speakers
  • 1600 – 1700
    Corporate Member Connect: Drop-In Social Hour
    Room

    the Hub REMO

    Description
    Join us for casual conversation and networking. Corporate Member Employee exclusive event.
     
  • 1200 – 1300
    How to Publish with AIAA
    Description
    AIAA is the leading aerospace publisher. Join our Prerecorded Zoom webinar on how to publish with AIAA meeting papers, journals, books, magazine or how to participate on an AIAA standards committee. Including a Q&A with live staff. Learn more about AIAA Publications.
  • 1300 – 1400
    NASA Aeronautics Research Institute Intern Projects
    Description
    Hear from NASA Aeronautics Research Institute interns about the projects they are working on this term. 
     
  • 1430 – 1600
    Virtual Meet the Employers*
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    REMO platform

    Description
    Students and young professionals are invited to engage with our corporate members, learn information about internships, corporate culture, future employment, and exciting company projects. *You don’t have to be registered for AIAA AVIATION to attend.

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  • 1200 – 1400
    Rising Leaders in Aerospace: Speed Mentoring
    Description
    Leaders in the aerospace industry will take time to meet with the Rising Leaders participants and share their experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with influential members of industry and form new relationships in a small-group setting using the virtual networking platform REMO.
  • 1215 – 1300
    Meet the Author - CANCELLED
    Description
    Meet Kevin Michaels, author of Aerodynamic: Inside the High-Stakes Global Jetliner Ecosystem. CANCELLED
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2021 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum Program
  • 1000 – 1100
    Plenary Session: Aerospace – Who’s the Disrupter, Who’s the Disruptee?
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    Speakers
  • 1130 – 1245
    Forum 360: Emerging Markets: Sustainability From Day One
    Description

    What does sustainability mean for emerging aviation-related markets? Hear the perspectives of leaders in advanced aerial mobility, commercial supersonics and hypersonics, and unmanned aerial vehicles as they discuss designing and preparing for sustainability from day one.  

    Moderator
    Panelists
    • Eric-Allison Eric Allison
      Head of Product, Joby Aviation
    • Kevin Bowcutt
      Principal Senior Technical Fellow and Chief Scientist of Hypersonics, The Boeing Company
    • Lisa-Ellman Lisa Ellman
      Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance, and Partner, Hogan Lovells
    • James-Hileman James Hileman
      Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor, Environment and Energy, Federal Aviation Administration
    • John-Kelly John Kelly
      Engineering Director, Propulsion and Powerplant Systems, Boom Supersonic
  • 1200 – 1400
    Rising Leaders In Aerospace: Panel on Impacts of Advanced Air Mobility
    Description
    This panel will feature a slate of speakers to discuss the impacts of advanced air mobility in society and take questions for discussion from members of the audience.
    Moderator
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  • 1300 – 1415
    Technical Sessions
  • 1300 – 1430
    Powering Our Future: Diversity and Inclusion in Propulsion Engineering
    Description

    Please join us for a special session organized by the Gas Turbine Engines Technical Committee on Diversity and Inclusion in Propulsion Engineering. The goal of this event is to actively raise awareness on the importance of diversity, inclusion, and equity as it applies to navigating a career in aerospace. It is critical for the aerospace community to raise awareness on the types of unconscious biases that exist in the workplace. In doing so, we can bring out the very best in each other and help unlock future innovations in the global aerospace sector.

    Speakers
    • Laura-McGill Laura J. McGill
      Deputy Laboratories Director, and Chief Technology Officer, Nuclear Deterrence, Sandia National Laboratories; AIAA President-Elect
    • Claudine-Phaire-200x200 Claudine Phaire
      Chair, AIAA Diversity & Inclusion Working Group; Principal Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin
    • Eric Ruggiero Eric Ruggiero
      Engineering Leader in Advanced Military Engineering, GE Edison Works
    • Karen-Thole Karen Thole
      University Distinguished Professor, Pennsylvania State University
  • 1400 – 1515
    Forum 360: Commercial Flight Shaming – Is the Military Next? Does it have to be mission capability OR sustainability?
    Description
    Commercial aviation is seeing a sharpening focus on environmental sustainability with real bottom-line financial implications. Traditionally, environmental sustainability for military engine systems has been of lesser importance – but will this be the wave of the future? Will military systems need to respond to this sharpening focus on environmental impact?
    Moderator
    Panelists
    • Richard-Kamin Richard Kamin
      Senior Scientific Technical Manager: Energy and Fuels, Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division
    • Keith-ENumbers Keith Numbers
      Technical Advisor for Propulsion, Engineering Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
    • Chris-Tindal Chris Tindal
      Assistant Director and Business Team Lead, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI)
    • Troy-Warshel Troy Warshel
      Principal Director and Chief of Staff, Air Force Operational Energy (SAF/IEN)
    • Michael-Winter Michael Winter
      Senior Fellow, Advanced Technology, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Technologies Corporation
  • 1430 – 1545
    Technical Sessions
  • 1000 – 1100
    Plenary Session
    Description
     
    Moderator
    • Barbara Esker Barbara Esker
      Deputy Director, Advanced Air Vehicles Program, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA
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  • 1115 – 1230
    Technical Sessions
  • 1130 – 1245
    Forum 360: Expanding the Horizons of Sustainability from Earth to Space: Launch and Recovery
    Description
    The most costly and energetically difficult part of space exploration is defeating gravity through launch and recovery operations. On Earth, we have embraced the reuse and recycle “circular economy.” Launch companies are increasingly embracing these philosophies for space travel and are making headway reducing launch prices and environmental impacts by developing reusable launch systems, using green fuels, and adopting advanced manufacturing techniques.
    Moderator
    Panelists
  • 1300 – 1400
    ASCEND Rewind @ Propulsion and Energy: New Opportunities in Fusion for Space Power and Propulsion
    Description
    Powered by AIAA, ASCEND is building a fast-growing community that propels the global conversation about space commerce, exploration, and new discovery. Before ASCEND launches its main programming in November 2021, get a taste of the type of cross-cutting content that is part of this event. Join ASCEND Executive Producer, Rob Meyerson, for a special play-back of an ASCENDxSeries session “New Opportunities in Fusion for Space Power and Propulsion” that was put on in partnership with the Fusion Industry Association. Speakers featured in this session include Julie Reiss (The Aerospace Corporation), Stephanie Thomas (Princeton Satellite Systems), Setthivoine You (Helicity Space), Doug Witherspoon (NearStar Fusion), and David Kingham (Tokamak Energy). 
    Speakers
  • 1300 – 1415
    Technical Sessions
  • 1400 – 1515
    Forum 360: Expanding the Horizons of Sustainability from Earth to Space: Space Operations
    Description
    In recent years, we have become increasingly and acutely aware of the limitations of our resources and the impacts we have on our home planet. Much of our response to date has been reactionary. While space is infinite, there are the similar limitations and impacts to the human experience. This panel will explore how we can take our experiences on Earth and proactively create a sustainable human space program, examining lessons from the energy industry, propulsion, and the human ecosystem.
    Moderator
    • Kareemah-Mohamed-400x400 Kareemah Mohamed
      Global Energy Transition Advisory Lead, Sustainable Technology Solutions, KBR
    Panelists
  • 1430 – 1545
    Technical Sessions
  • 1630 – 1800
    Making Interplanetary Propulsion Practical: Happy Hour with Astronaut Ronnie Nader and the PiP subcommittee of the Nuclear and Future Flight Propulsion Committee
    Description
    The Practical Interplanetary Propulsion (PiP) subcommittee of the Nuclear and Future Flight Propulsion technical committee has been exploring technology and vehicle solutions for getting to the planets in weeks using near-term technology. Grab a Happy Hour beverage and join us to hear from the committee and participate in the discussion! Concepts explored include novel uses for fission cores already in orbit, innovative direct conversion techniques, linear accelerator thrusters derived from the medical industry, and CubeSat-sized WindRider magnetic sails generating km-sized fields. What will it take to reach Jupiter in 30 days?
    Moderator
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  • 0900 – 1000
    Slow Flow Yoga
    Description

    Breathe and Restore: Slow Flow Yoga to ease stress in your mind and body.

    Instructor

    Erica-Overfeld-LinkedInErica Overfield
    HR Business Partner, SAP Concur

  • 1000 – 1100
    Plenary Session: Sustainability and the Future Development of Energy Resources
    Description
    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is transforming energy through research, development, commercialization, and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. From breakthroughs in fundamental science to new clean technologies to integrated energy systems that power our lives, NREL researchers are transforming the way the nation and the world use energy.
    Moderator
    • Rob-Button Rob Button
      Deputy Chief, Power Division, NASA Glenn Research Center
    Speakers
    • Peter-Green Peter Green
      Deputy Laboratory Director, Science and Technology, and Chief Research Officer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Senior Vice President, Alliance for Sustainable Energy
  • 1115 – 1230
    Technical Sessions
  • 1130 – 1245
    Forum 360: 60 Years Back, 60 Years Forward
    Description

    The AIAA propulsion and energy community has been gathering for 60 years to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and advances in aerospace technologies. Our distinguished panelists will reflect on this storied history, recounting their experiences. They’ll also look toward the future, sharing what excites them and how these communities will continue to propel the aerospace community forward.

    Moderator
    • Ashlie-B-Flegel Ashlie Flegel
      Deputy Project Manager, Hybrid Thermally Efficient Core (HyTEC) Project, NASA Glenn Research Center
    Panelists
    • Alan-Epstein Alan Epstein
      Professor Emeritus, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Mark-J--Lewis-2021 Mark Lewis
      AIAA Past President and current Executive Director of NDIA’s Emerging Technologies Institute (ETI)
    • Dave-McGrath David McGrath
      Senior Fellow, Northrop Grumman
    • Julie-Van-Kleeck Julie Van Kleeck
      Vice President, Advanced Space and Launch Systems Business Unit, Aerojet Rocketdyne (ret.)
  • 1300 – 1430
    Propulsion and Energy Awards Ceremony
    Description
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  • 1400 – 1515
    Forum 360: Hydrogen: Hope or Hype?
    Description
    In the quest to reduce or eliminate aviation carbon emissions, hydrogen has emerged (again) as a potential solution. Hydrogen, when consumed in either a thermal engine or a fuel cell, produces carbon free exhaust. “Hydrogen can be produced from a variety of domestic resources, such as natural gas, nuclear power, biomass, and renewable power like solar and wind. These qualities make it an attractive fuel option for transportation and electricity generation applications.” (U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy). However, using hydrogen as an aviation fuel comes with significant challenges, including the need for large fuel tanks for storage, the energy required to create it, and the financial cost. Join our subject matter experts as they debate the promises and challenges of hydrogen as an aviation fuel.

    This is a joint Propulsion and Energy/EATS session.
    Moderator
    • Kallo-Josef Josef Kallo
      CEO, H2FLY Gmbh and Institute of Energy Conversion, University of Ulm
    Panelists
    • John-Paul-Clarke John-Paul Clarke
      Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Universal Hydrogen; Professor and Ernest Cockrell Jr. Memorial Chair in Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
    • Gary-Mills-300x300 Gary Mills
      Staff Consultant, Ball Aerospace
    • Olivier-Savin-300x300 Olivier Savin
      Dassault Aviation; Chairman, joint SAE/EUROCAE standardization group on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
    • Hideyuki-Taguchi Hideyuki Taguchi
      Senior Researcher, Hydrogen Aerospace Plane Team, JAXA
  • 1430 – 1545
    Technical Sessions
  • 1130 – 1245
    EATS-01 Technical Session: AIAA/IEEE EATS Student Design Competition
    Description

    EATS-01 Technical Session: AIAA/IEEE EATS Student Design Competition

  • 1130 – 1300
    EATS-02: Electrified Aircraft Rolling Recap – Summary of AVIATION 2021
    Description

    Moderator
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  • 1300 – 1400
    Keynote Address: John S. Langford III
    Description
     
    Keynote
  • 1400 – 1515
    Forum 360: Hydrogen: Hope or Hype?
    Description
    In the quest to reduce or eliminate aviation carbon emissions, hydrogen has emerged (again) as a potential solution. Hydrogen, when consumed in either a thermal engine or a fuel cell, produces carbon free exhaust. “Hydrogen can be produced from a variety of domestic resources, such as natural gas, nuclear power, biomass, and renewable power like solar and wind. These qualities make it an attractive fuel option for transportation and electricity generation applications.” (U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy). However, using hydrogen as an aviation fuel comes with significant challenges, including the need for large fuel tanks for storage, the energy required to create it, and the financial cost. Join our subject matter experts as they debate the promises and challenges of hydrogen as an aviation fuel.

    This is a joint Propulsion and Energy/EATS session.
    Moderator
    • Kallo-Josef Josef Kallo
      CEO, H2FLY Gmbh and Institute of Energy Conversion, University of Ulm
    Panelists
    • John-Paul-Clarke John-Paul Clarke
      Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Universal Hydrogen; Professor and Ernest Cockrell Jr. Memorial Chair in Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
    • Gary-Mills-300x300 Gary Mills
      Staff Consultant, Ball Aerospace
    • Olivier-Savin-300x300 Olivier Savin
      Dassault Aviation; Chairman, joint SAE/EUROCAE standardization group on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
    • Hideyuki-Taguchi Hideyuki Taguchi
      Senior Researcher, Hydrogen Aerospace Plane Team, JAXA
  • 1430 – 1545
    Technical Sessions
    Description

    EATS-04 Electric Machines I
    EATS-05 Electrified Aircraft Design I
    EATS-06 System Dynamics, Modeling, and Control

  • 1000 – 1100
    Keynote Address: Jean Botti
    Description

    Jean Botti
    CEO
    VoltAero SA and Cassiollc

    Keynote
  • 1115 – 1230
    Technical Sessions
    Description

    EATS-08 Electrified Propulsion System Architectures I
    EATS-10 Superconducting and Cryogenic Systems and Components I
    EATS-09 High Voltage Considerations

  • 1245 – 1415
    Panel Session
    Description

    EATS-11: Electrified Flight Development Programs

    Moderator
    • Gokcin-Cinar Gokcin Cinar
      Research Engineer II, Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL), Georgia Tech
    Panelists
  • 1430 – 1545
    Technical Sessions
    Description
    EATS-13 Electric Machines II
    EATS-14 Electric Power Management and Distribution
    EATS-15 Electrified Propulsion System Architectures II
  • 1000 – 1100
    Keynote Address: Amanda Simpson
    Description

    Keynote Address by Amanda Simpson, Vice President, Research and Technology, Airbus Americas

    Keynote
  • 1115 – 1230
    Technical Sessions
    Description

    EATS-18 Electrified Aircraft Design II
    EATS-17 Electrical Energy Generation and Storage
    EATS-19 Power Electronics I

  • 1200 – 1330
    Panel Session
    Description

    EATS-20 Electric Drive Train Technology

    Moderator
    • Bahareh-Zaghari Bahareh Zaghari
      Lecturer in Propulsion Integration, Centre for Propulsion Engineering, Cranfield University
    Panelists
  • 1300 – 1400
    Technical Session
    Description

    EATS-21 Mission Operations

  • 1345 – 1515
    Panel Session
    Description

    EATS-22 Advanced Air Mobility

    Moderator
    • Patterson Michael Patterson
      Emerging Applications & Technologies Group Lead, Aeronautics Systems Analysis Branch, NASA Langley Research Center
    Panelists
  • 1345 – 1515
    EATS-23: Electrified Aircraft Rolling Recap - Summary of P&E / EATS 2021
    Description

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  • 1430 – 1515
    Technical Sessions
    Description

    EATS-24 Power Electronics II
    EATS-25 Thermal Management

  • 1530 – 1630
    Closing Session
    Description

    EATS-26 EATS Closing Session

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