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DR. RICHARD RIVIR

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Dr. Richard Rivir, a member of the scientific and professional cadre of senior executives, is Senior Scientist for Aircraft Propulsion Systems, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He serves as the principal scientific authority and independent researcher for airbreathing propulsion systems and vehicle power. Dr. Rivir serves as a technical expert for a diverse range of disciplines, from traditional engineering sciences through plasma and particle physics. He initiates, technically plans, coordinates, evaluates, and conducts research and development that increases Air Force capabilities relative to these critical technology areas. As Senior Scientist, he supports the director in technical reviews and assessment of programs, assessment of new and existing study areas, and interacts with other Air Force and government agencies in matters relating to the technologies associated with aircraft propulsion systems and integration. The primary objective is to advance the knowledge of propulsion technologies, including turbine engines, high speed propulsion, fuels, lubricants, aircraft power used in all Air force aircraft systems.

Dr. Rivir joined the Propulsion Laboratory in 1960 as an aerospace engineer. He has worked in the areas of electric propulsion, plans, advanced propulsion and turbines. He served on special projects that included the design and testing of the aerodynamics for the first Airborne Laser Laboratory and the Compressor Research Facility. He led the Air Force Office of Scientific Research's Gas Turbine Aero Thermal effort for the Propulsion Directorate for over 20 years. Dr. Rivir was an Invited Scholar on separated flows and heat transfer in the Thermo Sciences Department at Stanford University in 1989. He served as the final Chief Scientist for the Propulsion Directorate from 2010 to 2012.

Dr. Rivir's publication topics include high turbulence heat transfer; turbine cooling, turbine aerodynamics, separated flows, transition, roughness, and atmospheric plasmas; and flow control. Dr. Rivir serves on master and doctoral committees for various universities. He is a consultant and adviser for the Department of Energy and several NASA committees for space and propulsion.

EDUCATION
1960 Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautics and astronautics engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
1968 Master of Science degree in astronautical and aeronautical engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus
1976 Doctor of Philosophy degree in astronautical and aeronautical engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1960 - 1968, aerospace engineer, Electric and Advanced Propulsion, Plasma Physics; project engineer, Propulsion Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. 1969 - 1970, aerospace engineer, Plans Propulsion Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. 1970 - 1972, aerospace engineer, Plans Propulsion Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (1970 - 1971, doctoral residency, The Ohio State University, Columbus)
4. 1972 - 1974, aerospace engineer, Laser Aerodynamics, Propulsion Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. 1974 - 1984, aerospace engineer, Compressor Research Facility, Propulsion Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. 1984 - 1997, aerospace engineer, Turbine Aero Thermal Research, Propulsion Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. 1997 - 2001, principal aerospace engineer, Turbine Aero Thermal Research, Propulsion Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. 2001 - 2010, Senior Scientist, Turbine Engines and Heat Transfer, Propulsion Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. 2010 - 2012, Chief Scientist, Propulsion Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. 2012 - present, Senior Scientist, Aircraft Propulsion Systems, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

AWARDS AND HONORS
1988 S.D. Heron Award, Aero Propulsion and Power Directorate
1995 S.D. Heron Award, Aero Propulsion and Power Directorate
1998 Fellow Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
1998 E.C. Simpson Award, Propulsion Directorate
1998 Gallery of Fluid Motion, American Physical Society
1999 Outstanding Engineers and Scientists Award, Affiliate Societies Council
2002 Flow Control, Best Poster, AIAA Joint Propulsion Meeting
2002 Air Breathing Propulsion Award (National), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
2004 Turbomachinery Award Best Paper, American Society of Mechanical Engineers International/International Gas Turbine Institute
2006 Outstanding Aerospace Alumni, Purdue University
2008 Rohsenow Award Best paper, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
2011 Outstanding Engineering Alumni, Purdue University

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Fellow, Air Force Research Laboratory
Associate Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
American Physical Society
Von Karman Institute Technical Advisory Committee
Chair, International Gas Turbine Heat Transfer Committee, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Heat Transfer Awards Committee, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Heat Transfer Executive Committee, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery, International Scientific Committee
International Congress of Fluid Dynamics and Propulsion, International Scientific Committee
International Symposium on Air Breathing Engines, International Scientific Committee
Adviser, Air Force National Research Council
Advisory Board Department of Aeronautics, Air Force Academy
Advisory Board School of Aerospace Systems, University of Cincinnati
Advisory Board Aerospace Engineering, Ohio State University
Advisory Board Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University


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