Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
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Andrew Vano
Akerman Professor of Design

(612) 625-3867
(612) 626-1558 (fax) vano@aem.umn.edu

Andrew Vano 

Degrees
B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1962.

Experience
1991 - Present: Akerman Professor
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1989 - 1990: Adjunct Professor (part-time)
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1983: Adjunct Professor (part-time)
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1986 - present: Chief Engineer
Bellanca Inc, Alexandria, MN
1984 - 1986: Aerospace Engineer
NASA Ames Dryden Flight Research Facility, Edwards AFB, CA
1981 - 1983: Chief Engineer
Eagle Aircraft Company, Alexandria, MN
1980-present: Chief Engineer
Vanotech Aerospace Consulting, Carlos, MN
1974 - 1981: Chief Engineer
Bellanca Aircraft Corp., Alexandria, MN
1963 - 1973: Aerospace Engineer
NASA Flight Research Ctr, Edwards AFB, CA

Patents
"Quick Attach Mechanism", Patent No. 3,378,892, NASA Aerial Recovery Operations

Professional Registrations
FAA Designated Engineering Representative in following disciplines:
Structures, Systems and Equipment, Powerplant
Installations, Flight Analyst, Test Pilot (5000 hours).

Five Recent Publications
"Teledyne Continental IO-550 Engine Installation", Bellanca Inc. Engineering Report for FAA Certification new engine installation, August 1996.

"Airline Economic Feasibility for a Mach 4 Transport" UM/NWA study for NASA LaRC April 1996.

"Analysis and Testing Nose Landing Gear Drag Brace Bracket's", Bellanca Inc. Engineering Report for FAA Investigation, June 1995.

"Using the Project Environment to Teach Design in the Engineering Classroom," AIAA Aerospace Design Conference paper, February 1992.

"A Cargo Return Vehicle for the Space Station," AIAA Aircraft Design Systems and Operations Conference paper, September 1990.

Scientific and Professional Societies
Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Air Recreational Vehicle Committee, Experimental Aircraft Association, 1978-79
Technical Policy Committee, General Aviation Manufacturers Association, 1974-81
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Experimental Aircraft Association
Planetary Society

Honors and Awards
NASA AFTI/F-111 Mission Adaptive Wing Flight Test Team Group Achievement Award, 1988
NASA Quality Increase for Outstanding Performance, 1985
NASA Special Achievement Award For AFTI/F-111 Mission Adaptive Wing Flight Loads Measurement Program, 1984
AIAA Twin City Section Student Lecture Award, 1983-84
NASA YF-12 Thermal Loads Calibration Team Group Achievement Award, 1973
NASA Lifting Body Flight Research Team Group Achievement Award, 1970
AIAA Antelope Valley Section Outstanding Technical Contribution Award for Photographic Flight Deflection Measuring System, 1970
NASA Special Achievement Award for Photographic Flight Deflection Measuring System, 1970
NASA Apollo Group Achievement Award
NASA X-15 Group Achievement Award
NASA Tech-brief Award for "Quick Attach Mechanism", 1968

Academic Courses Taught
Undergraduate
AEM 4331--Aerospace Vehicle Design I
AEM 4332--Aerospace Vehicle Design I
AEM 4796--Summer Engineering Employment
AEM 4896--Industrial Assignment

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