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Department of Aeronautics

Faculty and Staff

 

Lt. Col. (ret) Chris SeaverLt. Col. (ret) Chris Seaver

Lab Director of Operations

Resource Manager

Adjunct Assistant Professor

DEGREES:
MS, Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 1988
BS, Aeronautical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy, 1980

YEARS SERVICE ON THIS FACULTY: 6
Assistant Professor: January 2005
Date of Original Appointment: January 2001

OTHER RELATED EXPERIENCE (Teaching/Industry/etc):
Assistant Professor/Deputy Lab Director for Operations/Resource Manager, Department of Aeronautics (DFAN), USAFA, CO; Instructor Pilot and Pilot Instructor Pilot, TG-7, and TG-14 aircraft, January 2001-present.
Instructor – University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; Propulsion; 2005, 2007.
Chief of Flight Safety, 34th Training Wing, USAFA, CO; Instructor Pilot and Pilot Instructor Pilot, TG-7 and TG-14 aircraft, August 1998-December 2002.
USAF Liaison to Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA), NAS Corpus Christi, TX; Instructor Pilot, T-34C aircraft, May 1995-August 1998.
Chief of Initial Training, 19th Air Force, Randolph AFB, TX, April 1993-May 1995.
Instructional System Developer, T-38 Applied Aerodynamics and T-38 Systems, 3305th/419th/338th School Squadron, Randolph AFB, TX; Pilot Instructor Training (PIT) Instructor Pilot (IP),
T-38 aircraft, August 1991-April 1993
Chief Ground Training System Engineer, T-1 Systems Program Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, December 1988-August 1991.
T-38 Standardization/Evaluation and PIT IP, 12th Flying Training Wing, Randolph AFB, TX, October 1984-May 1987.
T-38 Systems and Applied Aerodynamics Instructor and IP, 14th Student Squadron and 50th Flying Training Squadron, Columbus AFB, MS, February 1982-October 1984.

PRINCIPAL PUBLICATIONS (of the last five years):
• B. Snyder, J. Lewis, K. Cohen, C. Seaver, and T. McLaughlin, “Closed-Loop Plasma Active Control Technology,” 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, January 2007.

SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Member

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Numerous military outstanding achievement awards

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITES IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS:
Numerous department technical presentations (Noon Informational Brown Bag and Lunch Educational Seminars).

PERCENTAGE OF TIME AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCH/SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES
100%

PERCENTAGE OF TIME COMMITTED TO THE DFAN AERONAUTICS MAJOR
100%

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