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DR. JOHN A. BENEK

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Dr. John A. Benek, a member of the scientific and professional cadre of senior executives, is Senior Scientist for Computational Fluid Dynamics, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He provides leadership and strategic vision for the Directorate's research and development programs in high-fidelity, physics-based modeling of fluid flows and fluid-coupled multidisciplinary phenomena. In addition, he advises the Air Force on fluid-flow simulation capability.

Dr. Benek joined the Air Vehicles Directorate in 2003 as a senior scientist. He has extensive technical management experience and a broad range of experimental and computational experience covering the range of flow phenomena, from rarefied to continuum, across the subsonic to hypersonic speed regimes. He has led both basic and applied research efforts in these areas. In addition, he is a pioneer in combining experimental and high-fidelity physics simulations to reduce system development risk and cost. To further this concept, he has established a network of close ties with NASA, Army, Navy and Department of Energy organizations. Dr. Benek has served on numerous strategic planning groups with the test and evaluation community.

EDUCATION
1968 Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering, University of Cincinnati, Ohio
1969 Master of Science degree in aerospace engineering, University of Tennessee
1975 Doctor of Philosophy degree in aerospace engineering, University of Tennessee

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1964 - 1968, cooperative engineering student, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
2. 1969 - 1980, research engineer, Arnold Research Organization, Inc., AEDC, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
3. 1980 - 1985, principal engineer, Calspan/AEDC Operations, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
4. 1985 - 1994, Manager, CFD Branch, Calspan/AEDC Operations, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
5. 1994 - 1995, Manager, CFD Branch, Micro Craft/AEDC Operations, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
6. 1996 - 2000, Manager, Integrated Test and Evaluation, Micro Craft, Tullahoma, Tenn.
7. 2000 - 2003, Manager, T&E Support, Raytheon, Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
8. 2003 - 2012, Senior Scientist, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Air Vehicles Directorate, AFRL, AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. 2012 - present, Senior Scientist, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Aerospace Systems Directorate, AFRL, AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

AWARDS AND HONORS
Arnold Award, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - AIAA
Fellow, Arnold Engineering Development Center - AEDC
Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Cincinnati College of Engineering

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - AIAA
International Test and Evaluations Association
Sigma Xi

(Current as of June 2013)

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