Ms. Susan Gorton has been with NASA for 14 years and has been the NASA Rotary Wing Project lead for the past 7 years. The project mission is to advance technologies to overcome key barriers for rotary wing vehicles. Ms. Gorton is responsible for the work in this area that is conducted at NASA Ames, Glenn and Langley. Prior to joining NASA, she was a researcher in the Army’s Aeroflightdynamics Directorate for 15 years.
Ms. Gorton has a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of Science in Aeronautics from the George Washington University. Ms. Gorton has authored or co-authored over 70 publications, and she is the recipient of numerous awards, including the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, the Army Civilian Service Medal, and the Army Research and Development Award.
Ms. Gorton is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA and a member of the American Helicopter Society International Technical Council. She also holds a helicopter private pilot’s license.