NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AEROSPACE

Contact Us:

David Throckmorton
Vice President of Research
757.325.6724
david.throckmorton@nianet.org

James Closs
Director of Research Program Development
757.325.6903
james.closs@nianet.org

Carly Bosco
Director of NASA Langley Programs
757.325.6726
carly.bosco@nianet.org

Peter McHugh
Director of FAA Programs
757.325.6796
peter.mchugh@nianet.org  

Samantha Austin
Program Manager, Advanced Composites Consortium Integration
757.325.6705
samantha.austin@nianet.org

Michelle D. LaPointe

Tel:  +1 (757) 864-2242; FAX: +1 (757) 864-632+6LaPointe_Michelle_bg

Email:  michelle.lapointe@nianet.org

Education

  • B.S. in Chemistry, Radford University, May 2000

Current Research

Research for the advanced applied materials and processing department:  A key goal of the research is to investigate novel technologies to improve material performance for aircraft and space structures.  The main body of work is focused on development and characterization of various high performing materials.  Development is being carried out by means of formulating commercially available products and innovative chemical synthesis.  Characterization work encompasses a range of analytical and mechanical tests.

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