Visiting Committee

The department held last Visiting Committee meeting in November 2016, with a roster of esteemed members that includes:

Lars Q. Andersen
Vice President, Advanced 777 Product Development
Boeing Commercial Airplanes  (Ret.)

Dana Andrews
Chief Technology Officer
Spaceflight Industries (formerly Andrews Space) (Ret.)

Jason Andrews
Spaceflight Industries 

Satya N. Atluri
Presidential Chair and University Distinguished Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas Tech University

Siva Banda, NAE
Chief Scientist, Aerospace 
Systems Directorate
Air Force Research Laboratory

Paul Bevilaqua, NAE
Chief Scientist
Lockheed Martin Skunk Works (Ret.)

Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann 
Chief Pilot – Director, Flight Training 
The Boeing Company (Ret.)

Bonnie J. Dunbar
TEES Distinguished Research Professor 
Director of TEES Inst. for Engineering Education and Innovation
Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University 

Peretz Friedmann
Professor and Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Chair 
Dept. of Aerospace Engineering
The University of Michigan

Kourosh Hadi
Director of Product Development
Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Laura McGill 
Vice President of Engineering
Raytheon Missile Systems

Rob Meyerson
Blue Origin 

Roger Myers
Executive Director, Redmond Operations
Aerojet Rocketdyne (Ret.)

Elaine Oran, NAE
Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering
Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland

Jaime Peraire
Department Head
H.N. Slater Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics 
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Alton Romig, NAE
Executive Officer, NAE
Vice President, Advanced Development
Programs Engineering and Advanced Systems
Lockheed Martin (Ret.)

Khaled W. Shahwan
Technology Lead - Composites, Methods & Strategies
Advanced Development Engineering
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Wei Shyy
Executive Vice-President & Provost 
Chair and Professor of Mechanical & Aero Engr.
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

S. Rao Varanasi 
Chief Engineer, In-Service Structures and Aging Fleet
The Boeing Company (Ret.)

Vigor Yang, NAE
Chair and William R. T. Oakes 
Professor, School of Aerospace Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology


We are grateful for the guidance and expertise of this distinguished group of leaders in academia and industry. The Visiting Committee will meet annually to support the department and shape its future as an international leader in aerospace education.