The Joint Board for Aerospace Engineering invites members, professionals and the general public to attend an upcoming Focus lecture series “Innovation in Aeronautical Sciences: The Art of the Possible”. These seminars will be held in Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane in April 2018.
Dr Susan X. Ying FRAeS FAIAA, President, International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences
Dr. Ying is currently the President of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS). During her distinguished career she has demonstrated success both at individual and team levels, and has been recognised as recipient of many honours, including the People’s Republic of China Friendship Award, Asian American Engineer of the Year Award, Boeing Professional Excellence Award from the Chief Technology Office, NASA Group Achievement Award, Boeing Amelia Earhart Society Award; AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Best Paper Award and NASA Group Achievement Award.
With 35 years of aerospace industry experience including the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and the Boeing Company, Dr. Ying specialises in large-scale integration of aerospace programs, especially in international collaboration in aircraft development.
Dr Ying holds a commercial pilot license and is a FAA-Certified Flight Instructor. She earned her BA in Mechanical Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University, and received her PHD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University.
The aerospace industry has given the world over 100 years of incredible innovation. Technical miracles, thought impossible at the time, have been developed including flight controls, jet engines, new materials and satellite navigation, just to name a few. These advances have moved flight from basic stick and rudder to a multitude of systems and capabilities that did not exist a decade ago including commercial autonomous vehicles. How can the aerospace industry become even more innovative and agile to meet the challenges of the next phase of development? How can Australian innovators work with global aerospace players to embrace emerging breakthroughs as the catalyst for innovation?
This presentation provides a glimpse of aeronautical science innovation trends together with their associated challenges and opportunities. Three key components covered are: transformational tools and processes; evolutionary innovation in the near mid-term; and, game-changing products and services. For example, with the Internet of Things (IoT) and Data Analytics, value will multiply throughout the whole product life cycle. In the near mid-term future, products will trend towards “going soft” (software), going green, and going fast. Finally, the presentation discusses innovations which enable further game changing capabilities such as autonomous and intelligent systems that could find their way into application in the next decade.
The global aerospace industry is now on the cusp of its Third Revolution. The First Revolution took us to the jet age. The Second Revolution brought us to today where at any given time, there are thousands of commercial jets in the air. With the convergence of breakthrough innovations (e.g. as discussed in this presentation) potentially yielding unprecedented integrated capabilities, aerospace engineers can now open the design space beyond the traditional “tube and wings” and fossil-fuel based power plant. Building on our past successes, we must work together to seize the opportunity to innovate by leveraging the global supply chain like never before for achieving the art of the possible!
Registration | Welcome tea & coffee (available at some locations)
Dr Susan X. Ying FRAeS FAIAA
President, International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences
“Innovation in Aeronautical Sciences: the Art of the Possible”
Q & A Session
Joint Board for Aerospace Engineering – Engineers Australia and Royal Aeronautical Society, Australia Division.
Engineers Australia is the Australian national forum for the advancement of engineering and the professional development of our members.
The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) is “the one multidisciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community.” The RAeS is the world’s only learned society dedicated to the entire aerospace community.
Aerospace Australia Limited is the not-for-profit Foundation that organises and presents the Avalon Air Show – more correctly, the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition. Its altruistic purpose is to promote the development of Australian industry and research capabilities in the aviation and aerospace fields. To help achieve this it is a strong supporter and sponsor of the Australian International Aerospace Congress (AIAC), the 18th edition of which will be held to coincide with Avalon 2019 in February and March of next year.
AAL is part of the not-for-profit Aerospace Maritime Defence and Security Foundation of Australia Limited whose other subsidiary, Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited, also organises and presents the Pacific International maritime Exposition, Land Forces International Exposition and CIVSEC civil security Congress and Exposition on a similar altruistic and not-for-profit basis.
Australian Society for Defence Engineering (ASDE) is a technical society established by Engineers Australia in order to provide a forum to engage with various engineering fields and contribute to the practice of Defence engineering.
FOCUS Lecture registration includes
• Attendance at the FOCUS Lecture and Q & A session
• Networking opportunities at the welcome tea and coffee
• Access to the senior industry delegates during the event
• Access to the presentation slides
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- Non Members:
Engineers Australia FOCUS