Principal Investigator

Juan J Alonso
Organization: 
Leland Stanford Junior University
Bio: 

Education and Training
MIT Aeronautics & Astronautics B.S., 1991
Princeton University, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering M.A., 1993, Ph.D., 1997

Research and Professional Experience
2004-present, Stanford University, Associate Professor
2006-2008, NASA Headquarters, Director, NASA Fundamental Aeronautics Program 1998-2004, Stanford University, Assistant Professor
1996-1998, McDonnell Douglas Corporation, Aerodynamic Designer

Awards
• AIAA Outstanding Professor of the Year, Stanford Chapter, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2012
• Altitude World Record, Class U, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Electric, 2010
• NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal, 2009
• AIAA Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference Best Paper Award, 2002, 2004, 2006
• Faculty advisor, winner of AIAA Graduate Aircraft Design Competition, 1999
• Ray Grimm Memorial Prize in Computational Physics, 1993
• DuPont Human Powered Water Vehicle Prize (maximum speed 18.5 knots), 1991
• Admiral Luis de Florez Award in Mechanical Engineering Design, 1990

Service & Advisory Activities
• DLR Institut für Lufttransportsysteme Advisory Board, 2012-present
• FAA Administrator’s Management Advisory Council Member, 2011-present
• Sec. of Transportation Future of Aviation Advisory Council, 2010-11
• CAO/CAEP Independent Expert Group for Aircraft Fuel Burn Goals/Regulations, 2009-10
• FAA Office of Environment & Energy REDAC, 2006-present
• NASA Fundamental Aeronautics Program Director, 2006-09
• NASA Advisory Council Member, 2005-06

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