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"How I Became an Expert in Aircraft Performance & Sizing and How I Teach It"
Dr. Timothy Takahashi
Professor of Practice Aerospace Engineering
School for the Engineering of Matter, Transport & Energy
Arizona State University
Thursday, February 14
11 am - 12 pm
About the Talk
Dr. Takahashi will talk about his time in industry and reflect on how it shaped his perspective on teaching aerospace engineering. He will talk about the need to go beyond the “four-corners” of common textbooks. In order for engineers to design products with value, that both delight the customer and benefit society, they need to be able to formulate requirements. Throughout this talk, Professor Takahashi will articulate his vision on “how” and “why” students should engage in experiential and project-based learning at the foundational level. When he teaches introductory aircraft performance, he wants students to discover the very real certification regulations and operational constraints that govern commercial aircraft design. The process of formulating the requirements is essential to the student and practitioner of design.
About the Speaker
Dr. Takahashi is a Professor of Practice for Aerospace Engineering at the School for the Engineering of Matter, Transport & Energy at Arizona State University. He holds a PhD in Mechanical & Aerospace Science from the University of Rochester and a JD in High-Technology Law from Santa Clara University. At ASU he teaches aircraft performance, aerodynamics, aerospace structures & materials as well as being the senior capstone design professor for fixed wing aircraft design. Prior to joining ASU, he worked at NASA/Ames, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrop-Grumman. Dr Takahashi is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA, a member of the Aircraft Design Technical Committee, and a prolific author and co-author of AIAA conference papers.