Faculty Research Interests

  • The impact of weather on aviation operations
  • Synoptic-scale dynamics and energetics, and the interactions between synoptic- and mesoscale motion fields
  • High performance turbine flight operations
  • High altitude/high speed flight operations
  • Corporate flight department management
  • Multi-dimensional technology-enabled assessment of pilot training and proficiency
  • Turbine flight operations and business aviation issues
  • Leadership practice and development in aviation organizations
  • Methods for implementing a safety culture in a collegiate aviation environment
  • Advanced upset training applicable to the airlines and aircraft control issues
  • Identifying methods to determine the probability of success and increasing student retention in aviation flight program
  • Competency-Based Education / Assessment
  • Advanced Transportation Aircraft Operations
  • Advanced flight instrumentation
  • Flight student cognition and achievement motivation
  • Aviation Human Factors
  • Data Science: Applications for Business Processes Modeling in Aviation.
  • Neuroergonomics: Human Performance in Aviation.
  • Human-Interactive Pilot Enhancing Performance Technologies (Simulation), and Extended Reality Technologies
  • Air Transportation Economics & Operations
  • Customer Loyalty Programs/Frequent Flyer Programs
  • Aviation Safety
  • Aviation Education & Training
  • Distance education
  • Computing (WWW integration into education process)
  • Human Factors dealing with the pilot maintenance technician communications and interactions
  • Airport Planning & Management
  • Terminal Facility Design & Service
  • Multi-Model Planning
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Geospatial Data Collection and Analysis
  • Aviation Sustainability modeling and analysis
  • Safety metrics development for general aviation
  • Aviation Fuels Testing and Analysis
  • Aviation data analysis
  • Supply Chain impacts and aviation fuels
  • Landing/Take Off cycle characterization for emissions models
  • General Aviation Human Factors
  • General Aviation/Collegiate Aviation Training and Education
  • Composite material
  • Composite part manufacturing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Material testing and characterization
  • Safety Management Systems (SMS)
  • System Safety and tool applications
  • Risk Management in Aviation Systems
  • Safety performance and practical strategies
  • Airport sustainability, women in aviation, transportation policy
  • Acquisition and analysis of distributed transportation data
  • Statistical process modeling and simulation
  • Aviation applications of Bayesian inference
  • Transportation process measurement and improvement
  • Data Science innovations for air vehicle maintenance and aerospace advanced manufacturing
  • Safety Management Systems and Process Engineering in high consequence operations
  • Director, Aerospace and MRO Technology Innovation Center & Hangar of the Future Laboratory
  • Airport Operations, Safety Management, Aviation Regulatory Systems
  • Biofuels testing and development
  • Propulsion development
  • Extended and Advanced Aircraft Support
  • Composite and Metallic Aircraft Structural Repair
  • Composite Material Manufacturing and 3 & 5 axis CNC machining
  • Dassault 3DExperrience and CATIA V5 General Shape Design, composite design and advanced machining
  • Inappropriate Crew Response to engine malfunction
  • Alternative Fuels and Propulsion Systems
  • Engineering Design Support and Logistics Analysis
  • Female and Minority Careers in Aerospace Technologies
  • Composite Manufacturing
  • Composite Repair and Recycling
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Accident Investigation
  • Communication issues between flight crews and ground support technicians
  • Gender issues in the aviation industry
  • Regional Airline operations
  • Aviation projects, Human Factors, Simulation and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Single Pilot Operations, Human Autonomy Teaming, Direct Voice Input (DVI) in Flight Deck
  • Extended Minimum Crew Operations
  • Implementation of AI in Aviation Training