Dr. Darcy Allison

Program Manager for OPTIMUS and EXPEDITE Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Dr. Darcy Allison earned his B.S. and M.S. from Arizona State University and his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech all in Aerospace Engineering. He worked for four years in the propulsion and thermal group at Space Systems/Loral located in Palo Alto, California. He later owned his own business that performed contracted work for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) integrating propulsion effects more fully into aircraft Multidisciplinary Analysis and Design Optimization (MADO) frameworks. He now works as an AFRL employee running the Boeing OPTIMUS and Lockheed Martin EXPEDITE industry research and development projects. These programs, among other objectives, both integrate the disciplinary effects of the thermal and power management subsystems in the larger full multidisciplinary conceptual design space. Dr. Allison also pursues his own in-house research on these and other topics and manages a small group of affiliated co-workers to execute this research.