Lourdes Q. Maurice
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Dr. Lourdes Q. Maurice is the Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Environment in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Environment and Energy. She serves as the agency technical expert for basic and exploratory research, and advanced technology development focused on aircraft environmental impacts and its application to noise and emissions certification. She previously served as the Air Force Deputy, Basic Research Sciences and Propulsion Science and Technology in the office of the Deputy Associate Secretary of the Air Force for Science and Technology, with responsibility for a $450 million investment.

She also worked at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Propulsion and Power Directorate from 1983 to 1999 planning and executing basic, exploratory, and advanced development propulsion science and technology programs, focusing on state-of-the-art aviation fuels and propulsion systems. Her areas of expertise include pollutant formation chemistry, combustion kinetics, hypersonic propulsion, and aviation fuels. She received her B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio and her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of London’s Imperial College at London, United Kingdom.

She is also a Distinguished Graduate of National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces, where she earned a M.Sc. in National Resource Strategy. Lourdes has served as an advisor to the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the National Academies of Science National Research Council. She served on the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Propellants and Combustion Technical Committee and as the U.S. Chair for the AIAA/ICAS International Conference in Celebration of the Centennial of Flight.

Lourdes is an Associate Editor for AIAA’s Journal of Propulsion and Power and serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Aeroacustics. She has authored over 90 publications and is 2003 Fellow of AIAA.


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