Langley Professor Program

Langley Professor Program

The Samuel P. Langley Professor Program was established by NASA Langley Research Center to enable an on-site high-value graduate education program for Langley personnel, as well as graduate students, that could ensure a pipeline of trained new employees. Langley Professors are selected to be in residence at NIA after establishing themselves as research and thought leaders in fields that are aligned with and complementary to the future strategic research directions at  NASA Langley Research Center. Branch Heads within NASA Langley’s Research Directorate and researchers regularly seek Langley Professors for collaborative research, or to obtain high-valued research advice and direction. Langley Professors also assist in providing Masters and PhD students to work side-by-side with NASA Langley researchers for extended periods of time while performing their coursework and research on site at both the National Institute of Aerospace and NASA Langley.

The Langley Professors/Areas of Expertise:

William Edmonson, North Carolina A&T State University – Small Satellites and Technologies (Center for Small Satellite Systems & Technology for Observation & Exploration)

Christopher Fuller, Virginia Tech – Aerospace Acoustics, Active Noise Control, Metamaterials (Center for Aerospace Acoustics)

Mool Gupta, University of Virginia – Photonics, Sensors, Solar Energy, Nanomaterials (Center for Photonics, Sensors & Solar Energy)

James Hubbard Jr, University of Maryland – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Adaptive Structures

Dimitri Mavris, Georgia Tech – Design of Space Systems, Vehicles and Architectures

Fuh-Gwo Yuan, North Carolina State University – Advanced Smart Materials, NDE, ISHM (Center for Integrated Systems Health Management)

For more information about engaging with a Langley Professor or a Graduate Student, please contact Dr. Douglas Stanley at 757 325 6811 or .




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