Member Spotlight (Feb. 10, 2020) on Dr. Marty K. Bradley
Dr. Marty K. Bradley
Technical Fellow for The Boeing Company
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Advanced Concepts Group
Dr. Bradley currently advises and executes projects to investigate advanced sustainable aviation and electric aircraft concepts for Boeing Commercial Airplanes and NASA. Over his 36 year aerospace career, he has been a team leader for projects related to advanced concepts and technologies, electric and hybrid electric aircraft, green aircraft design, alternative fuels, environmental life cycle assessment (LCA), and propulsion.
He has a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, all from the University of Southern California and currently teaches their capstone senior aircraft design course.
He is an AIAA Fellow and the Founder of the AIAA Aircraft Electrified Propulsion and Power (AEPP) Working Group. He helped create and was the General Chair of the Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS). He previously was Chair of the AIAA Green Engineering Program Committee and the High Speed Airbreathing Propulsion Technical Committee. He is an instructor for the AIAA short course on the “Design for Electric and Hybrid Electric Aircraft”. He is the Technical Chair for P&E 2020.
He has authored 2 book chapters, 50 publications, 2 patents, and conducted 15 addresses or speeches at technical conferences related to green aviation and advanced propulsion. He has lectured in courses and seminars at USC, Auburn, MIT, and Cal State Los Angeles and Long Beach on electric aircraft, alternative fuels and green aviation technologies.
As a kid, he was inspired by his math and science teachers and the Apollo program. As a college student and early career, he was inspired by the Cold War technological race with the Soviet Union. In about 2000, he realized that the environmental impact of aviation was going to be his next inspirational challenge and has led to his significant role in what today is called Sustainable Aviation.