Robert A. Mitchell
Robert A.K. (Bob) Mitchell is an independent aerospace researcher and consultant. Previously, he served as vice president for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems and CEO of Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical, prior to its acquisition by Northrop Grumman. He led the capture and development of the Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system (UAS), the Fire Scout vertical UAS, the Navy Triton UAS (derived from Global Hawk), and several restricted programs. Prior to taking over Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical, Mr Mitchell spent 12 years working on the Space Shuttle. Mr. Mitchell is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and he has received numerous other awards for his contributions in the field of aerospace, including the Reed Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He attended the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell, was commissioned, became a pilot, and served 16 years. Mr. Mitchell received an MS in aeronautical engineering from the USAF Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Glenn W. Passavant
Glenn W. Passavant is a senior engineer in Technology and Regulatory Affairs at Ingevity Corporation, focusing on the advancement of vehicle evaporative and refueling emission control technology. Previously, he was Center Director and senior program manager with the US EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, where he led development of regulatory programs related to a wide variety of mobile sources, including passenger cars, light trucks, motorcycles, heavy-duty engines, marine vessels, nonroad equipment, locomotives, and aircraft. In this capacity, he represented US EPA in interactions with government and industry and led the development and assessment of provisions for vehicles/equipment, their fuels, related test procedures, and other necessary regulatory requirements. He worked on US EPA’s evaluation of lead emissions impacts from general aviation aircraft that use leaded aviation gasoline to determine whether those emissions cause or contribute to air pollution which may endanger public health or welfare. He had a long career in the USAF in the positions of meteorologist, bioenvironmental engineer, and squadron commander. Mr. Passavant received an ME in environmental engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Bernard I. Robertson
Bernard I. Robertson is Retired Senior Vice President, Engineering Technologies and Regulatory Affairs; and General Manager-Truck Operations at the Daimler Chrysler Corporation. His primary research interests are ground vehicles, their fuels and supporting infrastructure. A particular specialty has been emissions and environmental impact, including development of powertrain and fuel technology. While involved in all aspects of vehicle design and development, he has focused on alternate powerplant and fuel research and development worldwide. He has relevant technical experience in gasoline-fueled engines and all aspects of aviation. Mr. Robertson is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. His previous service on National Academies committees includes the Committee on Review of the FreedomCAR and Fuel Research Program and the Committee for Stakeholder Input in Developing the Airport System Management Services Component of the National Airspace System. In addition, he served as a member of the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems. He has been a General Aviation pilot and aircraft owner for 40 years. Mr. Robertson received an MEng in mechanical sciences from the University of Cambridge, an MS in automotive engineering from the Chrysler Institute of Engineering, and an MBA from Michigan State University.
Jay R. Turner
Jay R. Turner is a Professor of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, and Vice Dean for Education in the James McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. His research primarily focuses on air quality characterization with emphasis on field measurements and data analysis to support a variety of applications in the atmospheric science, regulation and policy, emissions estimation, exposure assessment, and health studies arenas. He was co-investigator and Washington University lead on two ACRP projects awarded to Sierra Research: Quantifying Aircraft Lead Emissions at Airports (02-34); and Reducing the Impact of Lead Emissions at Airports (02-57). He is currently PI for a UNICEF-funded project in Mongolia to develop air quality monitoring systems for children’s health and is Co-PI for three NIH-funded projects to: examine relationships between air pollution and neurodegenerative disease; conduct passive and mobile platform measurements to assess the air quality impacts of a neighborhood-scale greening intervention; and develop and deploy a high time resolution monitor for mobile mapping of VOC compounds. In the last two years, he was also PI for a FHWA/DOT-funded project to quantify the efficacy of an engineered vegetative buffer to attenuate near-road air pollution. Dr. Turner currently serves on US EPA’s chartered Science Advisory Board (SAB) and recently chaired the SAB panel for Screening Methodologies to Support Risk and Technology Reviews: A Case Study Analysis. Dr. Turner is a past president of American Association for Aerosol Research. He received a DSc in chemical engineering from Washington University.
Asciatu J. Whiteside
Asciatu J. Whiteside is an Environmental Program Manager with Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport’s Department of Environmental Affairs. She has worked at DFW for more than 18 years assisting the airport to become a leader in environmental performance and sustainability through the management of core programs, including Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Waste Management Program, Pretreatment, Storm Water, and Environmental Management Systems. She also provides environmental oversight and technical support for Capital Improvement Projects related to rehabilitating airport infrastructure, including deicing collection systems. In addition, she coordinates and communicates airport programs, public outreach, compliance-related initiatives, sustainability and Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) related goals and objectives to internal stakeholders, airport tenants, and regulators. Ms. Whiteside has served on several TRB Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) projects involving water quality toxicity testing and winter weather operations at airports. She holds an MS in environmental science and management from Duquesne University and a BS in chemistry from Emory University.