Advanced Tiltrotor Systems
Bell Helicopter, Textron Inc.
The Paschal Aerospace Engineering Club
The Paschal Aerospace Engineering Club began last year as a concept, and this year we have developed a direction by entering the Team America Rocketry Competition (TARC). Sponsored by Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the contest is the world's largest student rocket contest, and is a key piece of the aerospace and defense industry's strategy to build a stronger U.S. workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Competition is driving our success and legitimizing our club.
We will discuss the technical aspects of the rocket (how it works), along with the challenges of designing and building the rocket.
Jeffery Nissen received a B.S. in Materials Engineering from Iowa State University and a M.S. in Systems Engineering from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. He hired in as a new graduate at Bell in 2005.
In his current role Mr. Nissen is responsible for capture and development of technology and innovation business opportunities. He coordinates internal rotorcraft technology research and development efforts with external customer needs.
His career has focused on a range of materials engineering and manufacturing technology research and development projects. He has served as a technical manager of several IRAD and CRAD projects sponsored by the FAA, Office of Naval Research, and the National Rotorcraft Technology Center-Vertical Lift Consortium. These projects covered a wide range of helicopter technologies including: nanomaterial development, erosion protection, crashworthiness, development of handling quality requirements for future tiltrotor aircraft, and development of analysis capabilities for ice protection systems, aeroelastic stability, and improved rotorloads development.
He holds 3 patents with several more pending on rotorcraft flight and manufacturing technology. He has won the Textron Chairman's Award for Innovation in 2007 and 2016.
When & Where
The Aerospace & Defense Forum
The Aerospace & Defense Forum is a global aerospace and defense leadership community of over 1800 with seven chapters providing opportunities for sharing of information, current events, and analysis, mutual support and encouragement, partnering, innovation, and performance breakthroughs.