Alumni, Dennis Bushnell
Dennis Bushnell (B.S. Mechanical Engineering ’63), Ph.D., NASA Chief Scientist of Langley Research Center, appeared as a guest on The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston in July 2013. Dennis discussed his space industry technology and capability analysis, “Advanced-To-Revolutionary Space Technology Options-The Responsibly Imagined.” In his role at Langley Research Center, he is responsible for Technical Oversight and Advanced Program formulation for a major NASA Research Center with technical emphasis in the areas of atmospheric sciences and structures, materials, acoustics, flight electronics/control/software, instruments, aerodynamics, aerothermodynamics, hypersonic airbreathing propulsion, computational sciences and systems optimization for aeronautics, spacecraft, exploration and space access. He received his M.S. degree at the University of Virginia. He is a member of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering andwas inducted into the University of Connecticut’s Academy of Distinguished Engineers in 2003.