The Regents' Professor will serve a two-year term in his new role

Friday, 13 January 2023

Regents’ Professor Dimitri Mavris was announced the president of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) at the beginning of January. As president, he will serve a two-year term and work with its governance committees to carry out the ICAS mission and vision and will engage with leaders of the aeronautical community.

ICAS was founded in 1957 and is the preeminent global forum for aeronautics and aviation. It brings together the international aeronautics community, fosters the development and exchange of information, and helps advance the industry. The organization holds a biennial Congress, which is hosted by its member countries and draws participation from around the world. The last Congress was held in Stockholm, Sweden in September 2022. The next Congress will be held in Florence, Italy in 2024.

National professional societies such as the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) form the basis of membership for ICAS. Individual participants represent all aspects of the aeronautics profession including industry, government, and academia.

Prof. Mavris became involved in ICAS through his membership in AIAA and has served as the lead U.S. delegate to ICAS for a number of years. He has also been a member and chair of its Programme Committee as well as a member of its Executive Committee.

“I am honored to serve as the president of ICAS. Since its formation during the Cold War, ICAS has played a critical role in the advancement of aeronautical sciences worldwide,” says Mavris. “I look forward to working with my colleagues from around the globe to advance its mission and continue its amazing 65-year legacy.”

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Dimitri Mavris presenting at the 2022 ICAS

Dimitri Mavris presenting at the 2022 ICAS