Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate created the University Leadership Initiative (ULI) for a new type of interaction with the university community, where universities take the lead, build their own teams, and set their own research path. ULI seeks new, innovative ideas that can support the NASA Aeronautics portfolio and the U.S. aviation community.
In the first round of ULI,
NASA selected 5 multi-year awards. The ULI Technical Interchange is a peer review of these projects. In addition, an industry expert panel will discuss aviation industry challenges that could serve as future proposal ideas. NASA’s second
ULI solicitation is open for proposals in NSPIRES. Proposals are due May 16th for this solicitation.
The ULI Technical Interchange is the ideal event to discover cutting-edge research and technologies that will advance U.S. aviation and for an inspired idea exchange and networking for both leads and partners looking to participate in future ULI solicitations.
Open to all AIAA AVIATION Forum attendees.
Monday, 25 June 2018
||Introduction from NASA (Dr. John Cavolowsky, Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program Director)
||Adaptive Aerostructures for Revolutionary Civil Supersonic Transportation (Dr. Dimitris Lagoudas, Texas A&M University)
||Hyper-Spectral Communications, Networking & ATM as Foundation for Safe and Efficient Future Flight (Dr. David Matolak, University of South Carolina)
||Panel Discussion (Three invited industry experts will talk about aviation challenges that the industry faces that could serve as future proposal ideas for university led teams)
||Information Fusion for Real-Time National Air Transportation System Prognostics under Uncertainty (Dr. Yongming Liu, Arizona State University)
||Electric Propulsion: Challenges and Opportunities (Dr. Mike Benzakein, Ohio State University)
||Advanced Aerodynamic Design Center for Ultra-Efficient Commercial Vehicles (Dr. James Coder, University Of Tennessee, Knoxville)
||Future ULI discussion and networking
||Informal ULI networking
Tuesday, 26 June 2018
|1830–2000 hrs: ||Informal ULI networking at the NASA booth during Aviation Exhibit Hall Reception*|
*Ticket required to attended Exhibit Hall Reception