Robert D. Gregg III, chief aerodynamicist at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, will present the 2016 William R. Sears Memorial Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m. in AME S212. A reception will follow in the AME courtyard.
His lecture, "The Evolution of Winglets to the Max," will investigate the history and refinement of the winglet, a common feature on many passenger aircraft, over the last 40 years.
Gregg has more than 37 years of experience in aircraft development, advanced aircraft and aerodynamic concepts, and technology research.
As chief aerodynamicist for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, a position he has held since 2013, Gregg provides technical leadership on aerodynamic requirements, processes, configuration development and compliance, as well as support of airplane program efforts. He also heads Boeing's enterprise computational fluid dynamics efforts. Previously, Gregg served as chief engineer of flight sciences product development and technology at Boeing, where he led the configuration development for the 737 Max, 787-10X, 767...