the Star Alliance Safety Committee, and the Environmental Committee of the Air Transport Association of America. Captain Soliday currently serves on the executive board of the Flight Safety Foundation, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Global Airline Industry Program Advisory Group, the Adler Planetarium board of trustees, and the Trinity International University board of regents. In addition, Captain Soliday teaches an introduction to aviation safety and security course at the George Washington University Aviation Institute. He most recently served as a consultant to the Rand Corporation, the Boeing Company, and Greenbriar Equity, LLP. He has been awarded the Bendix Trophy, the Vanguard Trophy, the Laura Tabor Barbour International Air Safety Award, FBI and FAA Distinguished Service Awards, the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Bronze Stars, and the Purple Heart.
HANSEL E. TOOKES II retired as president of Raytheon International, Inc. Mr. Tookes joined Raytheon in September 1999 as president and chief operating officer of Raytheon Aircraft and became chairman and chief executive officer in 2000. Mr. Tookes joined Raytheon from Pratt & Whitney’s Large Military Engines Group, where he served as president since 1996. In 1980, Mr. Tookes joined United Technologies Corp. and held increasingly responsible leadership positions at its Norden Systems and Hamilton Standard Division, including executive vice president of aircraft products and vice president of business planning. Mr. Tookes earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Florida State University in 1969, a masters in aeronautical systems from the University of West Florida in 1971, studied quantitative methods at Louisiana State University, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.
IAN A. WAITZ is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is deputy head of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the MIT Gas Turbine Laboratory. His principal fields of interest include propulsion, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, reacting flows, aeroacoustics, and, in particular, aspects of the above that relate to environmental issues associated with aircraft design and operation. Professor Waitz currently directs a variety of experimental and computational research in these areas. He has written approximately 50 technical publications, holds three patents, and has served as a consultant for 25 different organizations and as an associate editor of the AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power. Professor Waitz is the director of PARTNER: The Partnership for Air Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction, which is the FAA/ NASA center of excellence for aircraft noise and aviation emissions mitigation. In 2003 Professor Waitz received a NASA Turning Goals Into Reality Award for Noise Reduction. He is an associate fellow of the AIAA, a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society for Engineering Education, and currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the fields of thermodynamics and energy conversion, propulsion, fluid mechanics, and environmental effects of aircraft. He received MIT’s 2002 Class of 1960 Innovation in Education Award and was appointed as a MacVicar Faculty Fellow in 2003. Dr. Waitz served on the NRC’s Committee on Aeronautics Research and Technology for Environmental Compatibility in 2002.
DAVID C. WISLER (NAE) has held positions of increasing responsibility for conducting and managing advanced technology programs at GE Aircraft Engines (GEAE) during the last 33 years. He is recognized as an international expert in turbomachinery aerodynamics technology and is currently the manager of University Programs and Aero Technology Laboratories at GEAE. He is responsible for implementing and coordinating research programs in a broad area of technologies, and he serves as the GEAE representative on a number of university advisory boards. He is the research and technology alliances team leader on the Industry-University-Government Roundtable on Enhancing Engineering Education. Dr. Wisler is an invited lecturer at numerous colleges and international conferences and holds adjunct professorships at the Ohio State University, Tsinghua University in Beijing, and the University of Cincinnati. He recently published several papers on critical areas of lifelong learning for engineering professionals. Dr. Wisler is a fellow of the ASME and the only three-time winner of the ASME Melville Medal (1989, 1998, and 2003), which is awarded for the best technical paper in all divisions of ASME. He is the vice president of ASME and the editor of the ASME Journal of Turbomachinery. He has a B.S. in aerospace engineering from Pennsylvania State University (1963), an M.S. in aerospace engineering from Cornell University (1965), and a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado (1970).