[image-51]Mr. Murri is currently the NASA Technical Fellow for Flight Mechanics and is resident at the Langley Research Center (LaRC).
Mr. Murri began his career at NASA Langley as a co-op student in 1978 and returned in 1981 as a full-time researcher in the field of flight dynamics. As a researcher, he has conducted numerous wind-tunnel, simulation, flight-test, and theoretical studies in the exploration of new technology concepts and in support of aircraft development programs. A significant amount of his research has focused on developing new understanding of flight dynamic phenomena and the underlying aerodynamics, and the development of advanced aerodynamic control concepts for enhancing the controllability and maneuverability of aircraft. He has contributed to many incident/accident investigations and aircraft development programs, and has developed airframe and flight control system modifications that have enhanced that stability and controllability of a number of production aircraft, including the Navy F-18E/F and the Air Force F-22.
From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Murri served as Head of the NASA Langley Flight Dynamics Branch where he provided technical leadership and oversight of a broad range of research and development activities, including upset prevention and recovery research in the NASA Aviation Safety Program, flight control system development and analysis for the ARES-I-X Crew Launch Vehicle, and flight dynamics analysis and dynamic stability data for the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle and Launch Abort System.
Mr. Murri is a licensed Commercial, Multi-Engine, and Instrument-Rated pilot, and has served as research pilot on several NASA Remotely Piloted Vehicle research programs. He has authored over 40 referenced publications, has received two patents for his work on the development of advanced aerodynamic control concepts, and is a recipient of the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal. Mr. Murri received his B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech, and a M.S. degree in Aeronautics from the George Washington University.