United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Selection
Professor Iain Boyd has been selected to serve on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board for a four‐year term (Oct 2010 ‐ Oct 2014). The Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is a Federal Advisory Committee organized under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The SAB provides a link between the Air Force and the nation's scientific community. The SAB promotes the exchange of the latest scientific and technical information that may enhance the accomplishment of the Air Force mission. In addition, it may consider management challenges that affect Air Force use of scientific knowledge and technological advances. The Board's function is solely advisory, and provides findings and recommendations to the Air Force senior leadership, namely the Secretary of the Air Force or the Chief of Staff of the Air Force.
Professor Boyd received his B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Southampton. He is the James E. Knott Professor of Aerospace Engineering and directs the Nonequilibrium Gas and Plasma Dynamics Laboratory (NGPDL). His specializations and research interests include: Hypersonic aerothermodynamics, electric propulsion, rocket plumes, computation of nonequilibrium gas and plasma dynamics.