EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2021-2022

Joao L.F. Azevedo
PESIDENT
Joao L.F. Azevedo
Brazil

Present Position: President, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil

Academia: Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering, Stanford University

Former positions: Senior Research Engineer, Institute for Aeronautics and Space (DCTA/IAE)

Private: Married, one son

Dimitri Mavris
CHAIR PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
Dimitri Mavris
USA

Present Position: Regents Professor, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Director, Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory

Academia: B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Former positions: Associate Professor, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Private: Married, two children

Shinji Suzuki

PAST PRESIDENT
Shinji Suzuki
Japan

Present Position: Emeritus Professor and Project Professor of Institute of Future Initiatives

Academia: Dr of Engineering

Former positions: Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the University of Tokyo

Private: Married, 2 children, Author of aircraft engineering and history books

Gunnar Holmberg
TREASURER
Gunnar Holmberg
Sweden

Present Position: Director of Business Development, Future Air Systems, Saab Aeronautics Adjunct Professor, Linköping University

Academia: PhD

Former positions: ./.

Private: Enjoys family, sailing and much more

Axel Probst
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
Axel Probst
Germany

Present Position: ICAS Executive Secretary since 2011

Academia: Master in Economics

Former positions: German Airforce, Lt. Colonel ret., Flew Tornado and Eurofighter

Private: Married, 2 children, actively swimming, running and gym. Author of “Portwein”, the German reference book

Christopher Atkin
MEMBER
Christopher Atkin
UK

Present Position: Head of Engineering, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Academia: PhD in Transonic Aerodynamics, University of Cambridge

Former positions: 2016-17 President, Royal Aeronautical Society; 2008-2012 Professor of Aeronautical Engineering, City, University of London

Private: A student of beer

Anders Gustafsson
associated for ICAS 2022
Anders Gustafsson
Sweden

Present Position: Aviation Consultant

Academia: M.S. Aeronautical Engineering, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Former positions: 1969-2000 FFA - Aeronautical Resesearch Institute of Sweden 2001-2003 FOI - Swedish Defence Research Agency 2002-2010 ICAS Executive Secretary

Private: Married, 3 children, 10 grandchildren

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MEMBER
Sergey Chernyshev
Russia

Present Position: Chief Scientific Officer, TsAGI Deputy General Director for International Cooperation, the National Research Center “Zhukovsky Institute” Chair of IFAR

Academia: PhD, Aeronautical Engineering, Moscow PhysTech

Former positions: General Director, TsAGI

Private: Married, 2 children

Roland Gerhards
MEMBER
Roland Gerhards
Germany

Present Position: CEO of ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research

Academia: Dipl.-Ing / Master Degree Aerospace, RWTH Aachen; Executive MBA BusinessAdministration and Management, Purdue University, USA

Former positions: Airbus Group, different positions in Hamburg & Toulouse

Private: Since 2015 – Member of the Senate, DGLR; Flying – Instructor and aircraft owner (oldtimer)

Sara Bagassi
MEMBER
Sara Bagassi
Italy

Present Position: Assistant Professor in Aerospace Structures and Design University of Bologna

Academia: PhD in Design Methods for Industrial Engineering at University of Bologna

Former positions: 2009-2012 Assistant Researcher at the Virtual Reality and Simulation Laboratory University of Bologna

Private: Married, 2 Children, enjoys travelling, snowboarding and skating

Fayette Collier
MEMBER
Fayette Collier
USA
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Present Position: Associate Director for Flight Strategy, Integrated Aviation Systems Program for NASA Aeronautics

Academia: PhD in Aerospace Engineering at Viriginia Tech, M.B.A. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Former positions: Project Manager of the Environmentally Responsible Aviation Project within NASA’s Integrated System Research Program

Private: -

Michel Peters
MEMBER
Michel Peters
The Netherlands
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Present Position: General Director NLR

Academia: Graduated as a Bachelor of Science from the College of Electrical Engineering, specialising in Computer Science. In 1987 he obtained the title of Master of Science at the Electrical Engineering faculty of the Delft University of Technology, specialising in Avionics Engineering

Former positions: NLR head of the Aerospace Systems and Applications division and head Air Transport division

Private: married, 1 son

Sebastien Remy
MEMBER
Sebastien Remy
France

Present Position: Leader of Airbus end-to-end Digital Transformation for Customer Services

Academia: ISAE Engineer Diploma (France)

Former positions: Head of Airbus Group Central Research Labs

Private: Single

Murray  Scott
MEMBER
Murray Scott
Australia
(Chair Honorary Fellows Advisory Group)

Present Position: Board Chairman, Advanced Composite Structures Australia Pty Ltd

Academia: Master of Science in Aircraft Design, Cranfield University

Former positions: CEO, CRC for Advanced Composite Structures; Professor of Aerospace Engineering, RMIT University

Private: Married, 3 children, 2 grandchildren; Melbourne Cricket Club member

Xin Guo Zhang
MEMBER
Xin Guo Zhang
China

Present Position: Chief Expert of System Engineering, CAE, Distinguished Professor, Tsinghua University, Director, Complex System Engineering Research Center; VP, CSAA; Chairman -INCOSE Beijing Chapter

Academia: PhD in engineering from Beihang University (BUAA) and PhD in management from Xi’an Jiaotong University

Former positions: EVP AVIC;President of CAE

Private: INCOSE ESEP, TOG DA, FRAeS , FAIAA