Dr. Werner J.A. Dahm, Chair USAF Scientific Advisory Board

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EDUCATION

California Institute of Technology

         Ph.D., Aeronautics, 1985

University of Tennessee Space Institute

         M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1981

University of Alabama in Huntsville

         B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, 1978

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

ASU, Founding Director and Chief Scientist, Security and Defense Systems Initiative

Chief Technical Officer, ASU Research Enterprise (ASURE)

ASU Foundation Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

U.S. Air Force, Headquarters, Pentagon

Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force (AF/ST), 2008-2010

U.S. Air Force “Technology Horizons”, 2009-2010

University of Michigan, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Head, Laboratory for Turbulence & Combustion, 1991-2010

Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, 1985-2010

Defense Science Board (DSB)

21st Century Defense Technology Task Force, 1999

Joint Operations Superiority in the 21st Century Task Force, 1998

Joint Advanced Strike Technology Task Force, 1994

Tactical Air Warfare Task Force, 1993

Institute for Defense Analyses

Member, Defense Science Study Group (DSSG), 1990-1992

Consultant, 1989-1999

U.S. Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC)

Research Engineer, 1979-1981

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Defense science and technology; technology assessment; air vehicle and space systems; air-breathing and rocket propulsion; fluid dynamics; turbulence; reacting flows; combustion; flow and combustion measurement; modeling and simulation; microsystems.

 

PROFESSIONAL/SCIENTIFIC/HONORARY AFFILIATIONS

Fellow, American Physical Society; Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics; U.S. Air Force Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service; Emeritus Professor, University of Michigan; George J. Huebner Research Excellence Award, University of Michigan; 1938E Distinguished Achievement Award, University of Michigan; William F. Ballhaus Aeronautics Prize, Caltech; Member, APS/DFD Executive Committee; Member, American Physical Society (APS); Member, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA); Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); Member, Combustion Institute