May 14, 2004
NASA Selects Deputy For Aeronautics Office
Dr. Shin joined NASA in 1989 after receiving his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va. His bachelor's degree is from Yonsei University, Korea.
Dr. Victor Lebacqz, NASA's Associate Administrator of the Office of Aeronautics, selected Dr. Jaiwon Shin as Deputy Associate Administrator (DAA).
The Office of Aeronautics was created in January to reflect NASA's commitment to aviation research and aeronautics technologies for the nation's civil and defense interests. He will assist Lebacqz with technical, programmatic and personnel management of NASA's aeronautics research and development.
"I am very excited about the addition of Dr. Shin to the Office of Aeronautics team," Lebacqz said. "His experience and skills will be critical as we begin designing aircraft to fly on other planets, explore the boundaries of supersonic and hypersonic flight, and transform the national air transportation system in partnership with other government agencies, industry and universities."
Shin was chief of the Aeronautics Projects Office at NASA's Glenn Research Center (GRC), Cleveland prior to his selection. Shin served as GRC chief of the Aviation Safety Program Office, and he was deputy program manager for NASA's Aviation Safety Program and Airspace Systems Program. He assisted managers at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., and Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va., with program-wide aeronautics advocacy, planning and research.
Shin joined NASA in 1989 after receiving his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va. His bachelor's degree is from Yonsei University, Korea. His master's in mechanical engineering is from California State University, Long Beach. His received NASA's Exceptional Service Medal, Group Achievement Award, Lewis Superior Accomplishment Award, three Lewis Group Achievement Awards, and the Air Force Team Award. He graduated from the Senior Executive Fellowship Program, JFK School of Government, Harvard University, Mass.
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