Dr. Jan Roskam is the Ackers Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kansas. His university honors include the 2003 Chancellors Club Career Teaching Award and five-time winner of Aerospace Engineering Educator of the Year selected by graduating seniors. In October 2007, Roskam received the prestigious AIAA Aircraft Design Award for Lifetime Achievement in airplane design, airplane design education, configuration design and flight dynamics education, and in May 2016 he received the University of Kansas School of Engineering “Distinguished Engineering Service Award.” The author of 15 textbooks, Roskam has had industrial experience with three major aircraft companies and has been actively involved in the design and development of more than 50 aircraft programs. He is a Fellow of AIAA, the Royal Aeronautical Society, and the Society of Automotive Engineers. Roskam received an M.S. in aeronautical engineering from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, and a Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from the University of Washington.
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