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Keynote Speaker

Supervisory Aerospace Engineer
Aviation Engineering Directorate,
Aviation and Missile RDEC,
US Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command

Dr. Marvin A. Moulton

As Chief of the Aeromechanics Division, Dr. Moulton is responsible for leading technical specialists in the disciplines of rotor dynamics, handling qualities, flight controls, aerodynamics, flight performance, mass properties, and simulation/aircraft model development. These disciplines support the design, development and qualification of new aviation weapons systems, modification of existing air vehicle systems, and support fielded aviation weapon systems and modifications to those systems throughout their operational life cycle.

Dr. Moulton earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University (1989). He earned a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University (1991). He completed his post-graduate studies by earning a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Mechanical Engineering (with emphasis in Aerospace Engineering) at the University of California-Davis (1998). Dr. Moulton is Level III certified in the Systems Planning, Research Development, and Engineering (SPRDE) Career Field and a member of the U.S. Army Acquisition Corps.

Prior to joining the Aviation Engineering Directorate in 2000, Dr. Moulton was a research scientist supporting basic research activities at the Aeroflightdynamics Directorate (AFDD) based at Moffett Field, California. He continues to support Science and Technology initiatives by assisting in technology transfer from the technology base to the various aviation programs. Dr. Moulton has authored/co-authored over 20 technical papers. A few examples include the following:

Moulton, M. A., Wong, T-C, Smith, M.J., Le Pape, A. and Le Balleur, J-C, "The Role of Transition Modeling in CFD Predictions of Static and Dynamic Stall," European Rotorcraft Forum, Gallarate, Italy, September 13-15, 2011.

Moulton, M. and Smith, M., "The Prediction and Validation of Static and Dynamic Stall," Heli Japan 2010, Saitama, Japan, November 1-3, 2010.

Bhagwat, M. J., Moulton, M. A. and Caradonna, F. X., "Development of a CFD-Based Hover Performance Prediction Tool for Engineering Analysis," AHS Journal, July, 2007, pgs. 175 . 188.

Dr. Moulton resides in Madison, Alabama with his wife and four children.

ITL Director

Director, Information Technology Laboratory
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Dr. Reed L. Mosher

Dr. Reed L. Mosher is director of the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, Miss.

ERDC research and development supports the Department of Defense and other agencies in military and civilian projects. Principal mission areas include civil engineering, environment, water resources engineering and physical sciences. Research projects include facilities, airfields and pavements, protective structures, sustainment engineering, environmental quality, installation restoration (cleanup), compliance and conservation, regulatory functions, flood control, navigation, recreation, hydropower, topography, mapping, geospatial data, winter climatic conditions, oceanography, environmental impacts, and information technology. The ERDC has been named the Army's R&D Organization of the Year five of the last eight years, and for the past three consecutive years.

ITL executes a broad R&D and operational program on behalf of the Corps, Army and DOD. Functions include high-performance computing, high-bandwidth communications, computer-aided engineering, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), geographic information systems (GIS), software engineering and scientific visualization. The laboratory manages one of six DOD supercomputing centers.

Mosher began his career at ERDC in 1989 as a senior research civil engineer in ITL, a position he held for five years before transferring to the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL). While at GSL, he served as chief of the Structural Mechanics Division, as technical director for Survivability and Protective Structures, and as lead technical director for Military Engineering. He returned to ITL as director in January 2008.

He earned a bachelor's in civil engineering with specialization in geotechnical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1977. He received a master's in civil engineering with specialization in geotechnical engineering and engineering mechanics from Mississippi State University in 1982, and a doctorate in the same from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1992.

Mosher is a past recipient of the DOD Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the Meritorious Civilian Service Award and the Society of American Military Engineers' National Technology Advancement Award. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineers, the Society of American Military Engineers and the U.S. Army Engineer Association. He has authored more than 75 publications, including a report for the Secretary of Defense.

ERDC Director

US Army Engineer Research and Development Center
Director of Research and Development
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Dr. Jeffery P. Holland

Dr. Jeffery P. Holland became the director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in January 2010. The ERDC director is located at the Center's headquarters in Vicksburg, Miss. As director, Dr. Holland manages one of the most diverse research organizations in the world – seven laboratories located in four states, with more than 2,500 employees, $1.2 billion in facilities and an annual program exceeding $2 billion.

ERDC R&D supports the Department of Defense and other agencies in military and civilian projects. Principal research mission areas include Warfighter support, military installations, environment, water resources, and information technology. The ERDC has been named the Army's R&D Organization five of the last eight years, and for the past three consecutive years.

In addition to his position as ERDC director, Dr. Holland also serves as director of research and development and chief scientist for the Army Corps of Engineers. In this role, he develops policy, sets direction and provides oversight for Corps research and development. He advises the Chief of Engineers on matters of science and technology and sets conditions for success in the area.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Holland served for three years as deputy director of ERDC, assisting the previous director in the management of the multi-laboratory facility. He also served as the director of ERDC's Information Technology Laboratory, where he oversaw the development and sustainment of technological infrastructure to support ERDC, and execution of a broad research and development and operational program in the areas of high-performance computing, high-bandwidth communications, computer-aided engineering, computer-aided design and drafting, geographic information systems, software engineering, scientific visualization, library services, electronic and traditional publishing, records management, animation, photography and video production.

Dr. Holland received his bachelor's degree in environmental engineering, with honors, from Western Kentucky University, and a master's degree in environmental and water resources engineering from Vanderbilt University. He holds a doctorate in civil engineering from Colorado State University.

He has received numerous awards during his career, including the 2008 Presidential Rank Award, the Army Research and Development Achievement Award, the Army Silver and Bronze Order of de Fleury Medals, and the Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications, is a member of several technical societies, and is a registered professional engineer in Mississippi.


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Dr. Marvin A. Moulton: Keynote address

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