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For Release: August 8, 2002

Katherine K. Martin
Media Relations Office

Lori J. Rachul
Media Relations Office

Deputy for Aeronautics Selected at NASA Glenn

P>Dr. Jaiwon Shin has been named Deputy Director for Aeronautics at NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland. This position also includes appointment to the U.S. government's Senior Executive Service, the highest management classification in the federal government.

In his new role, Shin will play a pivotal role in assisting the Director of Aeronautics at Glenn in effective planning, advocacy and implementation of the Center's Aeronautics Program, which is crucial to maintaining the global preeminence of the U.S. aeronautics industry. Glenn's Aeronautics Program is central to its role in Aeropropulsion and is a critical, high-priority element of NASA's Aerospace Technology Enterprise. The Aeronautics Directorate plans and manages research activities in cleaner burning engines, quieter engines, improved airport communications, as well as develops low-cost access-to-space propulsion systems and future propulsion technologies.

"Dr. Shin brings the needed experience, expertise and people skills to this position and has been an exemplary member of the Aeronautics organization at Glenn," said Center Director Donald J. Campbell. "He will share in leading the Center in future partnerships with industry and other organizations that can leverage the cutting-edge aeronautics research that we perform."

Prior to this appointment, Shin was chief of Glenn's Aviation Safety Program Office since 1998. During this same time period, he served as Deputy Program Manager for NASA's Aviation Safety Program. Between 1997 and 1998, he managed the Aircraft Icing project and was Acting Manager for Weather Accident Prevention project of the Aviation Safety Program. From 1995 to 1997, Shin was Deputy Project Manager for Technology Integration in the High Speed Systems Office, assisting in managing all aspects of the propulsion element of the High Speed Research Program.

Shin earned a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Yonsei University, Korea, a masters degree in mechanical engineering from California State University, Long Beach, Calif. and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has written twenty technical papers, including three journal papers in the fields of aircraft icing and aviation safety.

Shin resides in Avon Lake, Ohio.

A print quality photo of Dr. Shin is available at:

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