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Jaiwon Shin

Flying Taxi Researcher

Dr. Jaiwon Shin has been the Associate Administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC since 2008. He manages the agency’s $685M aeronautics research portfolio which includes technologies to significantly reduce fuel consumption, harmful emissions and noise.

Shin co-chairs the National Science & Technology Council’s Aeronautics Science & Technology Subcommittee, the USAF/NASA Executive Research Committee (ERC), including his work in UAM – Urban Air Mobility, and also served the International Forum for Aviation Research (IFAR) for several years.

Jaiwon received his bachelors, masters and doctorate in mechanical engineering. He is a graduate of the Senior Executive Fellowship Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. In addition to being a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, he has also authored and co-authored more than 20 technical and journal papers, and his honors are too numerous to mention.

Throughout his illustrious career, Jai has been instrumental in restructuring NASA’s aeronautics program; exploring, developing and implementing technologies in aeropropulsion, aviation safety and security, and airspace systems.