R. John Hansman Jr.
T. Wilson Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
A.B., 1976, Cornell University
Specialization and Research Interests
Air Transportation, Instrumentation, Flight Safety, Aviation Meteorology, Flight Information Systems, Air Traffic Control
Aircraft Design, Experimental Methods, Spacecraft and Aircraft Instrumentation, Automation, Human Factors, Flight Information Systems
Positions Held at MIT
Assistant Professor, 1983-1987; Director, Aeronautical Systems Laboratory, 1986-present; Director, International Center for Air Transportation; Associate Professor, 1988-1995; Professor, 1995-present; Co-chairman of MIT Presidential Task Force on Student Life and Learning, 1998-1999
Honors and Awards
FAA Excellence in Aviation Award, AIAA Dryden Lectureship, Kriske Award from Air Traffic Control Association, NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, AIAA Losey Atmospheric Sciences Award, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Federation Aeronautique Internationelle Gold Award with Three Diamonds, 1998 Recipient of the Bose Award for Excellence in Engineering Education
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Fellow); American Meteorological; Human Factors Society; FAA Research & Development Advisory Committee (Chair); NASA Aeronautics Advisory Committee; NRD Aeronautics & Space Engineering Board
Professor Hansman has more than 5,000 hours of pilot-in-command time in airplanes, helicopters, and sailplanes. This includes flight testing. He holds five U.S. patents.