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Dr. Jeffery A. Lusardi

Senior Research Scientist (ST) for Rotorcraft Flight Dynamics and Control

Dr. Jeffery Lusardi is the Army Senior Research Scientist (Flight Dynamics and Control) assigned to the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center, Moffett Field, CA. He conducts analytical and experimental research in the areas of rotorcraft flight controls and handling qualities.

 

CAREER CHRONOLOGY:

•           2001-2021: Aerospace Engineer, DEVCOM AvMC, Technology Development Directorate, Moffett Field, CA

•           1994-1995: President Helicopter Specialties, Hillsboro, OR

 

COLLEGE:

•           Ph.D. (Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering) University of California, Davis, CA, 2004

•           M.S. (Mechanical Engineering) Portland State University, Portland, OR, 2000

•           B.S. (Mechanical Engineering) Portland State University, Portland, OR, 1998

 

CERTIFICATIONS:

•           FAA airframe and power plant certificate 1995

•           FAA helicopter instructor certificate 1994

•           FAA commercial helicopter certificate 1993

•           FAA private helicopter pilot certificate 1992

•           FAA private airplane pilot certificate 1992

 

AWARDS AND HONORS:

•           US Army Research and Development Achievement (RDA) Award 2009

•           US Army Science Conference, International Collaboration Award 2010

•           Best paper in American Helicopter Society Forum HQ session (2003 and 2010)

•           San Francisco, Bay Area Chapter Schroers Award for Outstanding Rotorcraft Research 2008

•           San Francisco, Bay Area Chapter Velkoff Award for Outstanding Technical Paper 2010

•           Cheesman Award (best paper, co-author) at European Rotorcraft Forum 2013

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS:

•           Vertical Flight Society: Member since 2001

•           Vertical Flight Society Handling Qualities Committee: Member since 2018

•           Portland State University, Maseeh College Academy of Distinguished Alumni: Inducted 2019

•           Vertical Flight Society Handling Qualities Committee Forum Session Deputy Chair: 2020

•           Vertical Flight Society Handling Qualities Committee Forum Session Chair: 2021