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Department of Aeronautics

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Dr. Aaron ByerleyDr. Aaron Byerley

Professor

DEGREES:
Ph.D., Engineering Science, University of Oxford, England, 1989
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, CA, 1983
MS, Engineering Management, Stanford University, CA, 1983
BS, Engineering Mechanics, United States Air Force Academy, 1978

YEARS SERVICE ON THIS FACULTY: 22
Professor 2002
Associate Professor 1998
Assistant Professor 1986
Instructor 1983

OTHER RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Associate Dean for Curriculum and Strategy, USAF Academy, 2009-2013
Head, Department of Aeronautics, USAF Academy, 2006-2009
Adjunct Professor in air-breathing propulsion, USAF Test Pilot School, 2008-Present
Associate Dean, School of Engineering, Mercer University, Macon, GA, 1997-1998
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Mercer University, 1992-1998
Visiting Researcher at the Oak Ridge Nat. Lab and USAFA, Summers of 1993-1997
Design Engineer, Civil Engineering Squadron, Charleston AFB, SC, 1978-1981

PATENTS:
Rivir, R; Baughn, J.; Townsend, J; Butler, R., and Byerley, A.R. “Thermal Tuft Fluid Flow Investigation Apparatus with a Color Alterable Thermally Responsive Liquid Crystal Layer”, U.S. Patent 5,963,292, U.S. Patent Office, Washington, D.C., 5 Oct 1999.

STATES IN WHICH LICENSED:
Colorado (Professional Engineer)

PRINCIPAL PUBLICATIONS (OF THE LAST FIVE YEARS):
• Byerley, Aaron R., Rolling, August J., and Van Treuren, Kenneth W. “Estimating Gas Turbine Engine Weight, Costs, and Development Time During the Preliminary Aircraft Engine Design Process”, ASME GT2013-95778, June 2013.
• Rolling, August J. , Byerley, Aaron R., and Wisniewski, Charles F. “Integrating Systems Engineering Into the USAF Academy Capstone Gas Turbine Engine Course”, ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, February 2012, Vol. 134 / 021601-1. (Recipient of the 2012 “Best Education Paper Award” by the IGTI)
• A. Aranake, J.G. Lee, D. Knight, R.M. Cummings, J. Cox, M. Paul, and A.R. Byerley, "Automated Design Optimization of a 3D Subsonic Diffuser," Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 27, No. 3, 2011
• Gregory, J.W., Baughn, J.W., Porter, C.O., and Byerley, A.R., "Optical Method for Measuring Low Wall Shear Stresses Using Thermal Tufts," AIAA Journal, vol. 46 (2008), no. 5, pp. 1088-1095.

SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
AIAA Associate Fellow
ASME
Tau Beta Pi

HONORS AND AWARDS:
USAF Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Jun 2013
USAF Exemplary Civilian Service Award, Jan 2009
Colorado Professor of the Year, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2002
Associate Fellow of the AIAA, Jan 2002
Brig. Gen. Daniel Daley Award (for service to the USAFA Dept of Aeronautics), Fall 2000
Mercer University Tau Beta Pi Chapter “Teacher of the Year”, 1997-1998
AIAA / Rocky Mountain Section "Engineer of the Year", 1992
Squadron Officers School – Distinguished Graduate and “Outstanding Contributor”, 1984
Junior Officer of the Quarter, Charleston AFB, Winter 1981
Military Decorations: USAF Meritorious Service Medal, USAF Commendation Medal
USAF Academy – Distinguished Graduate, 1978

INSTITUTIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE (in the last five years):
Department Service:
Department Head, 2006-2009
Director for Department’s “Propulsion Discipline”, 2013-Present
Curriculum Committee, 1998-Present
ABET Committee, 1998-Present
Dean of Faculty Service:
Associate Dean for Curriculum and Strategy, 2009-2013
Chairman, Football Academic Eligibility Committee, 2006-Present
Chairman, Library of the Future Committee, 2009-2013
Service to Profession:
ABET Commissioner and Team Chair
AIAA Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS:
ABET Commissioners’ Summer Conference, 2011-Present

PERCENTAGE OF TIME AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCH / SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES
10%

PERCENTAGE OF TIME COMMITTED TO THE DFAN AERONAUTICS MAJOR
80%

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