R. John Hansman, Jr.
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Head, Division of Humans and Automation
Director, International Center for Air Transportation

Phone: 253-2271
Fax: 253-4196
Campus Office: Room 33-303
Email: rjhans@mit.edu

  • A.B., 1976, Cornell University, Physics
  • S.M., 1980, MIT, Physics
  • Ph.D., 1982, MIT, Physics, Meteorology, Aeronautics & Astronautics, Electrical Engineering

R. John Hansman is the T. Wilson Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics MIT, where he is the Director of the MIT International Center for Air Transportation.  He conducts research in the application of information technology in operational aerospace systems.  Dr. Hansman holds 6 patents and has authored over 250 technical publications.  He has over 5800 hours of pilot in-command time in airplanes, helicopters and sailplanes including meteorological, production and engineering flight test experience.  Professor Hansman chairs the US Federal Aviation Administration Research Engineering & Development Advisory Committee (REDAC) as well as other national and international advisory committees. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), is a Fellow of the AIAA and has received numerous awards including the AIAA Dryden Lectureship in Aeronautics Research, the ATCA Kriske Air Traffic Award, a Laurel from Aviation Week & Space Technology, and the FAA Excellence in Aviation Award.