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.