Aerospace Engineering Professor Carlos Cesnik has been appointed for a one-year term as the Director of the AIAA Aerospace Design and Structures Group (ADSG), as well as he will serve as a member of the newly created Council of Directors. In this role, Dr. Cesnik will oversee numerous technical committees that focus on design (Design Engineering, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Non-Deterministic Approaches, Survivability, and Systems Engineering) and structural topics (Adaptive Structures, Materials, Spacecraft Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Structures). These committees are significant contributors to many technical initiatives within AIAA and in particular to annual AIAA forums and conferences, such as SciTech and AVIATION Forum.
During his term, Dr. Cesnik will focus on “supporting the Technical Activities Division (TAD), and AIAA at large, in charting a course to effectively move to a new governance model while maintaining TAD’s function as a premier technical backbone of [AIAA].” He also hopes to capitalize on “challenges in our Institute, our industry, and our society in general” to “substantially increase the scope and quality of what [AIAA] can offer members.”
Dr. Cesnik is an AIAA Lifetime Member and Fellow. From 2009-2014, he served as Deputy Director for Structures, and from 2015-2017 as Deputy Director for Design and Structures within the Aerospace Design and Structures Group. In addition, he has held many other leadership roles within the organization.
For more information, visit the AIAA newsletter announcement.