WILLARD J. DODDS has expertise in propulsion emissions technology and regulations. He is a consulting engineer for aircraft engine environmental issues at GE Aircraft Engines, one of two U.S. manufacturers of large jet engines. He is an expert in all aspects of aircraft engine combustion system design and development, including the design and development of high-performance and low-emission combustion systems. As such, he has an expert knowledge of engine emissions abatement technology and relevant regulatory considerations. He is currently chair of the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Association’s Aircraft Noise and Engine Emissions Committee. In that capacity, he is the primary industry representative for interactions with the International Civil Aviation Organization on engine noise and emissions regulatory issues. Noise and emissions are long-term problems facing aviation, and Mr. Dodds helped the committee address this issue. He served on one other NRC committee.
WILLIAM W. HOOVER is currently a consultant for aviation, defense, and energy matters. He is the former executive vice president of the Air Transport Association of America, where he represented the interests of the U.S. major airlines industry, particularly related to technical, safety, and security issues. Prior to holding this position, he served as the assistant secretary, Defense Programs, U.S. Department of Energy, where he was responsible for the U.S. nuclear weapons development program, including production, research, testing, safety, and security. He is also a major general, USAF (retired), and held positions of responsibility within NATO, at the Pentagon with the Secretary of the Air Force, and in Vietnam, where he commanded a combat air wing and flew as a fighter pilot. General Hoover was a member or chair of several other NRC study committees and currently serves as chairman of the National Research Council’s Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board. He holds a B.S. in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, an M.S. in aeronautical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and is a distinguished graduate of the National War College.
S. MICHAEL HUDSON recently retired as vice chairman of Rolls-Royce North America. After Allison Engine Company was acquired by Rolls-Royce, Mr. Hudson served as president, chief executive officer, chief operating officer, and a member of the board of directors of Allison Engine Company, Inc. Previously, during his tenure at Allison, he served as executive vice president for engineering, chief engineer for advanced technology engines, chief engineer for small production engines, supervisor of the design for Model 250 engines, chief of preliminary design, and chief project engineer in vehicular gas turbines. Mr. Hudson brings insight into propulsion engineering issues, related business issues, and the European perspective on aviation issues. Mr. Hudson served on three other NRC committees.
NANCY G. LEVESON, NAE, received degrees in mathematics, management, and computer science from the University of California, Los Angles (Ph.D. in 1980) and subsequently worked as a computer science professor at the University of California, Irvine. In 1993 she became the Boeing Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. She is now at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a professor of aeronautics and astronautics, where her primary interests lie in software engineering and software and system safety. Dr. Leveson is a member of the board of directors of the Computing Research Association, a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Committee on Computers and Public Policy, a consultant to the NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, a fellow of the ACM, a former member of the advisory committee of the NRC’s Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, and a former member or chair of numerous NRC study committees. She was awarded the ACM 1999 Allen Newell Award for contributions to computer science research and the 1995 AIAA Information Systems award. Dr. Leveson helped the committee address the potential benefits and limitations of using advanced information technology in aircraft and air transportation systems.
RICHARD MARCHI is currently senior vice president, technical and environmental affairs, for the Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA). He is responsible for overall supervision, direction, and coordination of the staff and activities of the ACI-NA Technical and Environmental Affairs Department. The department provides staff support to five ACI-NA committees: Technical Affairs, Environmental Affairs, Small Airports, Business Information Technologies, and Public Safety and Security. He is also responsible for the development, coordination, and presentation of technical, security, telecommunications, and environmental policies for consideration by the ACI-NA board of directors, as well as preparation of responses to governmental issues of concern to airports, and for developing airport testimony on technical matters. He is the association’s focal point representative in preparations for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) technical and environmental matters affecting member airports. Mr. Marchi is an active member of several FAA advisory committees and task forces, including the FAA Free Flight Select Committee, the FAA Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee, where he serves as chairman of the Airport Technology Research Subcommittee, and the FAA New Large Aircraft Facilitation Group.
RICHARD R. PAUL is vice president, strategic development, for the Boeing Company’s Phantom Works in Seattle. The Phantom Works is Boeing’s research and development organization; it is focused on technology development, process improvement, and new product development. Mr. Paul joined Boeing in October 2000 after 33 years with the U.S.