Solar Impulse and the Swiss-American Aerospace Connections

Join the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce for a discussion with Olivier de Weck on September 25th.

Event Details

Location

Novartis Auditorium
220-250 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge , Massachusetts United States

Date

September 25, 2014 from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am

Cost

Free Admission

On September 25th, join us for a discussion with Olivier de Weck on the Solar Impulse and the Swiss American Aerospace Connection. The event, composed of a presentation and a panel discussion moderated by Wolfgang Klietmann, is organized by the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce and swissnex Boston. It will be hosted by the Novartis. 

SACC

Thursday, September 25, 2014

 

5:30 PM

space

Registration

5:30 – 7 PM

Reception & Networking

7 – 8:30 PM

Presentation and Panel Discussion

 

Presentation by Olivier de Weck, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, Executive Director, Production in the innovation Economy, MIT

Panel Discussion moderated by Wolfang Klietmann, M.D., Harvard Medical School

Events Committee Wolfgang Klietmann

 

Olivier de Weck

Olivier de WeckPROFESSOR OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS AND ENGINEERING SYSTEMS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PRODUCTION IN THE INNOVATION ECONOMY

Academic Degrees

Dipl. Ingenieur m.A., Industrial Engineering, 1993, ETH Zurich, Switzerland S.M., 1999, Aeronautics & Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D., 2001, Aerospace Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Honors and Awards

Auszeichnung/Honors ETH Zurich, 1993; Carroll L. Wilson Award MIT, 1998; INCOSE 2004 Systems Engineering Best Paper, 2004; NASA Certificate of Appreciation for Exploration Systems Roadmapping, 2005; Frank E. Perkins Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising, 2006; AIAA MDO TC Outstanding Service Award, 2007; Systems Engineering journal Outstanding Paper Award, Volume 10 (2007); INCOSE Technical Working Group Collaboration Award (2009); Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising (2010); Systems Engineering journal Best Paper of the Year Award, 2011; Reviewer’s Favorite Choice Award, ICED’11 Conference, 2011; Excellent Paper Award,  ICTC 2012 Conference (IEEE), 2011; Honorable Mention, 2011 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in Engineering & Technology, 2012; Election as Fellow (INCOSE), 2012; AIAA 2012 Teaching Award, 2012

Positions Held outside MIT

Swiss Air Force Officer, 1987-2000; ETH Zurich, Research Assistant, 1987-1992; Swiss Aircraft & Systems Co., R&D Staff Engineer, 1992-1997; McDonnell Douglas, Swiss F/A-18 Engineering Program Manager, 1995-1997; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Visiting Scientist, 1998; Co-founder Intelligent Action Inc., 2007, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Systems Engineering

Specialization and Research Interests

Systems engineering, product design and manufacturing, space exploration and colonization, management of complex projects, strategy

Teaching Interests

Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization (16.888/ESD.77), System Project Management (ESD.36), Space Systems Engineering (16.89), Engineering Design and Rapid Prototyping (16.810), Product Platform and Product Family Design: From Strategy to Implementation (ESD.39s), Fundamentals of Systems Engineering (16.842), Unified Engineering (16.010-040)

For further information, or to become a member, please visit the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce website .

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