Wright Brothers Institute, Director, IDEA Lab

Bart Barthelemy, PhD, is the Founding Director of the Wright Brothers Institute and the Wright Brothers Institute’s IDEA Lab.  He has been a consultant to a variety of aerospace industry companies and federal government organizations, including Lockheed-Martin, Boeing, Ball, GRC, UTC, various Department of Defense organizations and the Air Force Research Laboratory.  Bart has served as Visiting Scientist at the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University and Adjunct Professor at the University of Dayton.  Bart was the National Director of the National Aerospace Plane Program where he was responsible for the technical development of the nation’s hypersonic aerospace plane.  Bart has also served as Technical Director of the Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, the Air Force’s largest research and development complex.  Bart’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from MIT, Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering and Physics from MIT, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nuclear Physics/Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University.  Bart published High Performance, a book on high performance technology leadership in 1985, and The Sky Is Not The Limit: Breakthrough Leadership, St. Lucie Press, a book on breakthrough leadership in 1993.

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