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Reynolds to join PARTNER as research engineer

JANUARY 26, 2009 — Dr. Tom Reynolds, a UK aerospace engineer who has contributed to numerous PARTNER and University of Cambridge joint initiatives, will join PARTNER in March as a research engineer. An initial focus for Reynolds will be managing MIT’s efforts in support of the Aviation Portfolio Management Tool (Project 3) development.

Tom Reynolds is joining PARTNER at MIT next month as a research engineer.

Tom Reynolds

In announcing the appointment, PARTNER director Ian Waitz said, “Tom is a great engineer and an accomplished manager. He also has been deeply involved in joint PARTNER-University of Cambridge projects; his joining PARTNER will be tremendously beneficial to Cambridge and us in furthering ongoing and new cooperative projects.”

Reynolds will devote 50 percent of his time to PARTNER activities; the other half will be with MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory. “Working for both organizations will strengthen the aviation research bonds between the two groups,” Reynolds said.

Currently, Reynolds is a project manager with Cambridge’s Institute for Aviation and the Environment. He manages the Aviation Integrated Modelling (AIM) Project, a multidisciplinary aviation, environment, and economic policy assessment tool. In 2008, he co-organized the two AIM/PARTNER “Aviation and the Environment Research Workshops,” bringing together researchers from the two groups and other organizations to compare and coordinate research activities and results. Between 2003 and 2006, Reynolds was a postdoctoral researcher with the Cambridge/MIT Silent Aircraft Initiative where he was responsible for operations concept development. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral researcher with MIT’s International Center for Air Transportation, leading air transportation research programs involving close collaboration with NASA, the FAA, and industry.

Reynolds holds S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Department, which he attended on a Fulbright Scholarship. He has a B.Eng. from the University of Bristol.