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Environmentally Responsible Advanced Air Mobility


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Agenda  

Welcome and Opening Remarks 

Anne Aylward
Director, U.S. DOT Volpe Center

Julie Marks
Acting Executive Director, Office of Environment and Energy, FAA

Featured Speakers

Stephen Rizzi, PhD
Senior Researcher for Aeroacoustics, NASA Langley Research Center 

Christopher Roof
Chief, Environmental Measurement and Modeling Division, U.S. DOT Volpe Center 

 

Recap and recording available now.

 

*The views of the speakers may not represent the views of U.S. DOT.

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center and FAA are committed to principles of accessibility and inclusion. If you require reasonable accommodations, please contact collateral duty Disability Program Specialist Stephanie Chase and carbon copy EEO Manager Eliot Sutler on your request.   

About the Speakers

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Julie Marks

Acting Executive Director of the Office of Environment and Energy, FAA 

Julie Marks is the Acting Executive Director of the Office of Environment and Energy at FAA. In this role, she leads the development of aviation environmental and energy policies, goals, and priorities, and oversees research, engineering, and development projects and initiatives. Marks assumed her current role in September 2020 and has served the agency for more than 20 years. 

Previously, she held several roles within FAA. Most recently, she served as the Deputy Director of the Safety and Integration Division in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office, collaborating across the FAA and with industry to facilitate solutions to advance UAS operations and integration efforts. Prior to joining the UAS Integration Office, Marks was with Air Traffic Organization’s (ATO) Mission Support Services, where she supported the UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) by leading the facilitation of IPP participant community involvement efforts. Prior to supporting the IPP, she performed a detail as Special Assistant to the FAA Assistant Administrator for NextGen to facilitate integration of community involvement considerations and concerns related to aviation environmental issues into NextGen planning and implementation activities. Marks served in ATO’s Mission Support Services as the FAA Community Involvement Manager for Airspace Projects, which was the agency’s focal point for collaboration and coordination of community involvement activities, policy, and programs associated with airspace projects. 

Prior to joining ATO Mission Support Services, she held multiple positions in the FAA Environment and Energy Office and performed details as Deputy Executive Director of Emerging Technologies in ATO Mission Support Services and as Deputy Executive Director of FAA’s Office of International Affairs. Prior to joining the FAA, Marks worked as a private consultant on aviation air quality issues and energy model development. 

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Psychology from James Madison University. 

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Senior Researcher for Aeroacoustics, NASA Langley Research Center 

Stephen A. Rizzi, PhD is the Senior Researcher for Aeroacoustics at NASA Langley Research Center. He leads a diverse research team focusing on developing revolutionary tools and methods for perception-Influenced acoustic design of transformative air vehicles with application to all of NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate programs. Rizzi has authored and co-authored more than 175 journal and conference publications and has received the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for “sustained and exceptional contributions to the acoustics discipline.” He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), past chair of the AIAA Aeroacoustics Technical Committee, and co-lead of the NASA Urban Air Mobility Noise Working Group. Rizzi received his Master of Science and PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University and his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. 

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Christopher Roof

Chief, Environmental Measurement and Modeling Division, U.S. DOT Volpe Center 

Christopher Roof is chief of the Environmental Measurement and Modeling Division at the U.S. DOT Volpe Center and has provided expertise to numerous transportation-related acoustics and air quality projects. He provides more than two decades of technical experience, including measurement, modeling, and analysis of noise, fuel burn, and emissions for all modes of transportation. Roof provides technical support to the FAA Office of Environment and Energy (AEE).  
Roof helped lead the development of aviation environmental models, including the Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT), a model that enables analysis of noise, fuel burn, and emissions interdependencies at multiple levels. He also helps FAA coordinate research efforts, including those that support environmental tools. Roof has partnered with NASA conducting measurement programs designed to develop and improve algorithms, as well as add new aircraft to model databases.  

This series will be moderated by U.S. DOT Volpe Center Director Anne Aylward. 

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Anne Aylward

Director, U.S. DOT Volpe Center

Anne D. Aylward has served as director of the U.S. DOT Volpe Center in Cambridge, MA since 2016. The U.S. DOT Volpe Center is a unique fee-for-service federal organization that conducts more than $230 million annually in transportation technology and innovation projects. 

As director, she steers the work of more than 580 engineers, scientists, and analysts engaged in a portfolio of projects carried out on behalf of all U.S. DOT modal administrations, numerous other federal agencies such as the Departments of Defense and Interior, state and local governments, as well as international, academic, private, and non-profit organizations facing transportation challenges. 

Prior to serving in this role, Aylward was the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s deputy director for Research and Technology. She has more than 30 years of experience in transportation planning, operations, and program management, and she is a nationally recognized expert in freight and intermodal transportation planning, policy analysis, and operations. 

Aylward began her career in public service with the Massachusetts Port Authority and served for 10 years as director of the Port of Boston. She began her federal career in 2006 as the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s chief of Transportation Planning.