Aerospace Engineering Professor Carlos Cesnik has been elected for a three-year term starting this May as the Director of the AIAA Aerospace Design and Structures Group (ADSG), which makes him a member of AIAA’s Council of Directors. In this role, Dr. Cesnik will oversee the Institute’s technical committees focused on design (Design Engineering, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Non-Deterministic Approaches, Survivability, and Systems Engineering) and structures (Adaptive Structures, Materials, Spacecraft Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Structures) related topics. 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.
During his term, Dr. Cesnik will focus on “continue working with the Technical Activities Division (TAD), and AIAA at large, to improve its role as the premier technical society for aerospace engineering.” 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 to its 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.