Professor Carlos Cesnik has been selected to hold the first endowed chair at the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA), the premier engineering college in Brazil. For one year starting this month, Prof. Cesnik will be the Embraer Visiting Professor of Engineering at ITA. He will be interacting with colleagues at that institution to develop collaborative research in aeroelasticity and structural health management, and support the creation of their Laboratory for New Aircraft Concepts.
To mark the beginning of his endowed chair, Prof. Cesnik gave this year’s “Aula Magna”, ITA’s inaugural lecture that marks the beginning of their academic year on March 2nd. His lecture entitled “Technology Challenges and Opportunities for the Development of 21st Century Aircraft” is available until 05 April 2015 by clicking here.