Dr. David J. Moorhouse, a member of the scientific and professional cadre of senior executives, is Senior Scientist for Multidisciplinary Technologies, Air Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. He directs and performs research and development activities at the Center of Multidisciplinary Technologies. His primary responsibility is the transition of results from basic research into technology integration and optimization to the aerospace industry.
Dr. Moorhouse spent 11 years in private industry on a variety of design projects. He joined the Flight Dynamics Laboratory in 1971 as an aerospace research engineer in the Flight Controls Division. Through his technical activities at the AFRL and its predecessors, he has made contributions ranging from basic research to flight demonstration of technologies for system improvements. As Chief Engineer of the Short Takeoff and Landing and Maneuver Technology Demonstration program, he directed all the technical aspects of this unique program that received the Aviation Week Laureate Award. The special landing control laws developed under his leadership set new standards for precision touchdown, and he was awarded the Air Force Systems Command Scientific Achievement Award for this work. He is personally leading the Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded Energy-Based Design Methods program, which considers any vehicle as a device to do work as efficiently as possible. Dr. Moorhouse has led national and international workshops in the development of these theories into methods for the design and optimization of complete vehicles.
During his career, Dr. Moorhouse has authored or co-authored more than 70 journal articles, papers and technical reports, and made many guest lectures. He has served on numerous review committees and advisory boards.
1960 Bachelor of engineering degree in mechanical engineering with fluid dynamics as the honors subject, University of Liverpool, England
1971 Master of science degree in aerospace engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
1993 Doctor of engineering degree in aerospace engineering, University of Dayton, Ohio
1. August 1960 - April 1964, aerospace engineer, Avro Ltd., Woodford, England
2. April 1964 - December 1965, aerospace engineer, Canadair Ltd., Montreal, Canada
3. January 1966 - July 1967, aerospace engineer, Lockheed Corporation, Marietta, Ga.
4. December 1967 - July 1968, aerospace engineer, Cessna Corp., Wichita, Kan.
5. July 1968 - July 1971, aerospace engineer, Lockheed Corporation, Marietta, Ga.
6. July 1971 - July 1976, aerospace engineer, Flight Control Division, Flight Dynamics Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. July 1976 - February 1977, aerospace engineer, KC-10 program office, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. February 1977 - December 1982, group leader, Flight Control Division, Flight Dynamics Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. December 1982 - December 1994, Chief Engineer, Aeromechanics Division, Wright Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. December 1994 - January 2000, technical advisor, Integration Division, Air Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. January 2000 - April 2003, technical leader, Multidisciplinary Technologies Center, Air Vehicles Directorate, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
12. April 2003 - present, Senior Scientist for Multidisciplinary Technologies, Air Vehicles Directorate, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
1996-2002 Invited member of the Aerospace Engineering School Advisory Council, Georgia Institute of Technology
1999 Invited member of PhD committee at Technical University of Delft, Netherlands
1999 Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society
2003 Peer Review Board, Multidisciplinary Analysis and Design Center, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
(Current as of February 2004)