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Lehigh alum honored by SAE International

Drew Landman ’83, ‘84G received the 2013 Technical Standards Board Outstanding Achievement Award from SAE International.

The Technical Standards Board Outstanding Achievement Award was established in 1953 to recognize individuals for exceptional service in the technical committee activities of SAE International.  SAE International is a global association of engineers and related experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries.

Landman received both his bachelors and masters degrees in mechanical engineering from Lehigh.  He then received a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from Old Dominion University in 1998.

At the start of his career, Landman worked as a mechanical design engineer for Motorola, where he designed high-speed automated handling and marking machines for integrated circuit packages.  In 1987, he took an assistant professor job at Old Dominion University. During this time, he taught mechanical design, computer-aided design and drafting, dynamics, and fluid mechanics.

Currently, Landman is a professor of aerospace engineering.  He teaches graduate level classes in experimental aerodynamics, flight vehicle aerodynamics, ground vehicle aerodynamics, design of experiments, and response surface methods.  He also supervises doctoral and master’s students on research programs that are primarily sponsored by the US Air Force, US Navy and NASA.

From August 1996 until October 2009, Landman served as the chief engineer and manager at the Langley Full-Scale Tunnel, where he was responsible for designing and supervising wind tunnel tests on different test objects.

He was also a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ (AIAA) ground testing technical committee.  The AIAA is a technical society that is dedicated to the global aerospace profession.  Members of the technical committees at the AIAA are experts who help develop, support and administer AIAA products and services.

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