- R&D 100 Awards
Bruce Chehroudi, PhD, Vice President of Advanced Technology Consultants, has accumulated years of technical and leadership experiences in different capacities and organizations, which include such positions as Principal Scientist and Group Leader at the Engineering Research Consultants Inc. (appointed at Air Force Research Laboratory), Chief Scientist at Raytheon STX, Visiting Technologist at Ford’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Development Center, tenured Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Kettering University and the University of Illinois, and Senior Research Staff/Research Fellowship at Princeton University.
Dr. Chehroudi has directed numerous multi-million dollar interdisciplinary projects in areas involving chemically reacting flows, combustion and emission of pollutants, sustainable and alternative energy sources, distributed ignition, material/fuel injection, advanced pollution reduction technologies, propulsion concepts, gas turbine and liquid rocket engines, combustion instability, laser optical diagnostics, spectroscopy, supercritical fluids and applications in environmental and propulsion systems, advanced composites, MEMS, nanotechnology and micro fluidics.
He has been a consultant with many organizations such as Ford, GM, Honda R&D, AFRL, Honeywell, NASA, AFOSR, VW, GE, Bosch, Siemens, NGK, Cummins, UTRC and TRW. Through professional societies, Dr. Chehroudi delivers professional seminars on Management of R&D Teams and Organizations, Management of Innovation, Combustion and Emission of Pollutants in Automotive and Gas Turbine Engines, Ignition Issues, Gasoline Direct Injection engines, R&D on Homogeneously-Charged Compression Ignition (HCCI) engines, and Liquid Injection Technologies.
He has a PhD in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Post-Doctoral Fellow (Princeton University), MS in Mechanical Engineering (Southern Methodist University, Summa Cum Laude), MS in Economics (Swiss Finance Institute, Magna Cum Laude), and BS in Mechanical Engineering (Sharif University). He is a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Propellant & Combustion Committee (2008-present) and an Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Dr. Chehroudi has more than 150 publications with extensive experience in both scientific and management areas and intensive trainings in finance and financial engineering.