Samuel P. Langley Professor Program

Samuel P. Langley Professor Program

The Samuel P. Langley Professor Program was established by NASA’s Langley Research Center to provide the foundation for 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 Langley Research Center.

Branch Heads within 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 master’s and doctoral students to work side-by-side with Langley researchers for extended periods of time while performing their coursework and research on site at both the National Institute of Aerospace and Langley. Each professor specializes in an area of research related to aerospace.

James D. Baeder portrait

Dr. James Baeder

University of Maryland

Center for Rotocraft Aeroacoustics

Area of Expertise
Computational Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics

✉️  baeder@umd.edu
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University of Maryland Langley Associate Professor, Olivier A. Bauchau

Dr. Olivier Bauchau

University of Maryland

Center for Structural Dynamics

Area of Expertise
Multibody Dynamics, Rotorcraft Aero-mechanical Comprehensive Modeling, Structural Dynamics, and Composites Materials and Structures

✉️  obauchau@umd.edu
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Dr. Abdollah "Abbie" Homaifar

Dr. Abbie Homaifar

North Carolina A&T State University

Area of Expertise
Machine Learning, Expert Systems, Stochastic Control and Estimation, Signal Processing, Microprocessor Applications, and Robotics

✉️  homaifar@ncat.edu

Professor Chris Fuller

Dr. Christopher Fuller

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Center for Aerospace Acoustics

Area of Expertise
Aerospace Acoustics, Active Noise Control, Metamaterials

✉️  cfuller@nianet.org
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Professor Mool Gupta

Dr. Mool Gupta

University of Virginia

Center for Photonics, Sensors and Solar Energy

Area of Expertise
Photonics, Sensors, Solar Energy, Nanomaterials

✉️  mgupta@nianet.org
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Dr. Dimitri Mavris

Georgia Institute of Technology

Design of Space Systems, Vehicles and Architectures

✉️  dimitri.mavris@aerospace.gatech.edu
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Dr. Fuh-Gwo Yuan

North Carolina State University

Center for Integrated Systems Health Management

Area of Expertise
Advanced Smart Materials, Non-Destructive Evaluation, Integrated Systems Health Management

✉️  yuan@nianet.org
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NIA Samuel P. Langley Associate Professors

Dr. Brian German

Georgia Institute of Technology

Center for Urban and Regional Air Mobility (CURAM)

Areas of Expertise
Aircraft Electric Propulsion, Autonomous Flight, Emerging Aviation Markets

✉️  bgerman@nianet.org
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Dr. Teng Li

University of Maryland

Laboratory for Advanced Sustainable Materials and Technology (LASMAT)

Areas of Expertise
Mechanics of Sustainable Materials, Mechanics of Energy Storage Materials, Mechanics of Soft and Active Materials, Mechanics of Nanoelectronics, Mechanics of Low-Dimensional Nanomaterials, Mechanics of Flexible Electronics

✉️  lit@umd.edu
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For more information about engaging with a Langley Professor or a graduate student, please contact Dr. Douglas Stanley.