Timothy R. Moes is acting Director of the Aeronautics Mission Directorate at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif.
In that position, he supervises aeronautical research projects currently under way and planned at NASA Dryden, and serves as the point of contact and liaison for the center with NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters.
Moes began his career at Dryden as a cooperative education student from 1982 to 1985. He served in the aerodynamics branch of Dryden’s Engineering Directorate from 1986-2004 and was detailed to Headquarters from 2004-2005.
From 2006 to early 2009, he had been project manager for experiments flown on Dryden’s highly modified NF-15B No. 837 until that aircraft was retired. He also served as associate project manager for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate’s Fundamental Aeronautics Supersonics project.
A graduate of Tremper High School in Kenosha, Wis., Moes received a Bachelor of Science in aeronautic and astronautic engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., and a Master of Science in aeronautic and astronautic engineering from Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.
He is the author or co-author of more than 20 research and technical papers and won a Dryden Honor Award for Best Technical Publication in 2003. Moes also has received Dryden Honor Awards as a research scientist in 1998 and as a co-op student in 1985. He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.