Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship

Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship

Given to an individual who has a highly distinguished career in vertical flight aircraft research and development, and is skilled at communicating their technical knowledge and experience, for whom a summary of their original work represents a valuable reference publication.

2017
  • Dr. Karen Jackson
  • Senior Aerospace Engineer, Structural Dynamics Branch, Langley Research Center
  • NASA Langley Research Center

For advances in Rotorcraft Crashworthiness, and trends Leading to improved survivability.
 
 
2016
  • Tom L. Wood
  • Chief Technologist
  • Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.

50 Years of Industry Perspective
 
 
2015
  • Robert A. Ormiston
  • Scientist Emeritus
  • US Army

For dedicating over 40 years to analyzing and understanding critically important rotary wing aeromechanics phenomena
 
 
2014
  • Dewey H. Hodges
  • Professor, School of Aerospace Engineering
  • Georgia Institute of Technology

For seminal contributions to analysis methodology of aeroelasticity and structural dynamics of rotors, and his development of textbooks and courses in these areas
 
 
2013
  • Peretz P. Friedmann
  • Professor, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Aerospace Engineering
  • The University of Michigan
 
 
2012
  • Gareth Padfield
  • Professor of Aerospace Engineering
  • University of Liverpool

For a long and distinguished career as a research scientist and professor that has been instrumental in establishing and expanding the analytic boundaries in rotorcraft handling qualities and many other areas
 
 
2011
  • William Bousman
  • Aerospace Engineer, US Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate
  • NASA Ames Research Center (Ret.)

The Lectureship is awarded to "an individual who has a highly distinguished career in vertical flight aircraft research and development and is skilled at communicating their technical knowledge and experience." Bousman is being awared for his lecture "Full-Scale Airloads Measurements – Extraordinary Costs, Extraordinary Benefits."
 
 
2010
  • Dr. Wayne Johnson
 
 
2009
  • Dr. Fredric H. Schmitz
 
 
2008
  • Dr. David A. Peters
  • Associate Director
  • Georgia Tech Rotorcraft Center of Excellence

"How Dynamic Inflow Survives in the Competitive World of Rotorcraft Aerodynamics"
 
 
2007
  • Dr. Kenneth M. Rosen
  • President
  • General Aero-Science Consultants, LLC
 
Title: "A Prospective: The Importance of Propulsion Technology to the Development of Helicopter Systems with a Vision for the Future"
 
2006
  • Franklin D. Harris
  • Former Vice President Engineering (Ret.)
  • Bell Helicopter Textron
 
 
2005
  • Walter G. Sonneborn
  • Senior Vice President and General Manager (Ret.)
  • Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
 
 
"Quo Vadis Helicopter Community? A Highly Opinionated Outlook in Three Parts – Technology, Management and Operations"
 
2004
  • Dr. Barnes W. McCormick
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Pennsylvania State University
 
 
2003
  • Santino Pancotti
  • Vice President, New Products and Research Activities
  • Agusta
 
 
2002
  • Troy M. Gaffey
  • Senior Vice President, Research and Engineering
  • Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
 
 
 
2001
  • Dr. Richard M. Carlson
 
 
 
2000
  • Prof. Howard C. Curtiss, Jr.
 
 
 
1999
  • Dr. Daniel P. Schrage
 
 
 
1998
  • Robert J. Huston
 
 
 
1997
  • Bruce Blake
 
 
 
1996
  • Dr. David S. Jenney
 
 
 
1995
  • Bruno Lovera
 
 
 
1994
  • Evan Fradenburgh
 
 
 
1993
  • Kenneth I. Grina
 
 
 
1992
  • Robert R. Lynn
 
 
 
1991
  • Dr. Robin B. Gray
 
 
 
1990
  • Rene Mouille
 
 
1989
  • Charles C. Crawford, Jr.
 
 
1988
  • Kenneth B. Amer
 
 
1987
  • Jan M. Drees
 
 
 
1986
  • John Ward
 
 
 
1985
  • Alfred Gessow
 
 
1984
  • Robert G. Loewy
 
 
 
1983
  • Rene H. Miller
 
 
1982
  • Bartram A. Kelley
 
 
 
1981
  • Wieslaw Z. Stepniewski