Werner J.A. Dahm is ASU Foundation Professor of Aerospace &
Mechanical Engineering and Founding Director and Chief Scientist,
Security & Defense Systems Initiative at Arizona State
previously was the
Scientist of the U.S. Air Force (AF/ST)
a member of Headquarters Air Force in the Pentagon serving as the
direct science and technology advisor to the Secretary of the Air
Force and the Air Force Chief of Staff. As the
Air Force’s Chief Scientist he led development of “
the Headquarters-level vision identifying key science and technology
focus areas for the U.S. Air Force during 2010-2030.
the current Chair of the
Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)
has served with the SAB since 2006 and has served
on numerous task forces of the Defense Science Board (DSB) for the
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD AT&L), and is a
past member of the Defense Science Study Group (DSSG) at the
Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) in Washington, D.C.
He also serves on advisory boards for NASA and Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory. He is a Fellow of
the American Physical Society (APS) in the Division of Fluid
Dynamics (DFD), a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics
and Astronautics (AIAA), a recipient of the William F. Ballhaus
Aeronautics Prize from Caltech, the 1938E Distinguished Achievement
Award from the University of Michigan, and the George J. Huebner
Research Excellence Award from The University of Michigan. Dr.
Dahm has also recieved the Air Force Decoration for Exceptional
Civilian Service and the Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award.
received his Ph.D. degree in Aeronautics from Caltech in 1985, and
previously worked as a Research Engineer in the Propulsion Wind
Tunnel Facility at the USAF Arnold Engineering Development Center
(AEDC) in Tullahoma, TN. He also has an M.S.
degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Tennessee
Space Institute (UTSI) in Tullahoma, TN and a B.S.E. in Mechanical
Engineering from The University of Alabama in
Dahm also is Emeritus Professor of Aerospace Engineering at The
University of Michigan, where he was on the faculty for 25 years and
led the Laboratory for Turbulence & Combustion. He is an
author of over 200 refereed technical articles, conference papers,
and technical publications, a holder of six U.S. and international
patents, and has given over 260 technical presentations, including
more than 180 invited, plenary, and keynote lectures worldwide, on
topics dealing with aerospace engineering and defense science.
Additionally, he has founded and served on the Board of two
technology-oriented entrepreneurial companies, and has served
extensively on technical advisory and organizational committees for
numerous technical conferences, and as a consultant for industry.