John Russell PhD

John Russell PhD

Chief of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Structures Technology Branch

John Russell, PhD is the Chief of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Structures Technology Branch. In this role, he is the senior manager of an 18 person team that develops and transitions new airframe structures technology for safety, reliability, affordability, and efficiency in current and future Air Force weapon systems.

To do this, he builds partnerships with customers across the Air Force, DoD, other government agencies, industry, and academia. In addition, he is one of the nation’s leading experts in the composite materials.

From 2000-2007, he was the Air Force program manager for the Composites Affordability Initiative, a public-private partnership to develop large integrated and bonded composites for military aircraft. From 2008-2014, he was the program manager for the Defense Wide Manufacturing Science and Technology program out of OSD. During that time, he launched the first of the Manufacturing USA institutes, America Makes. Dr. Russell has a Doctor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Washington University in St Louis. He is a fellow of SME and the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Important Dates and Events

Call for abstracts open

20 May 2022

Call for abstracts close

01 Aug 2022

Notification of abstract acceptance

08 Aug 2022

Early bird registrations open

12 Aug 2022

Paper submission deadline

01 Nov 2022

Early bird registrations close

25 Nov 2022

Standard registrations open

26 Nov 2022

Notification of paper acceptance

20 Jan 2023

AIAC20 Day 1

27 Feb 2023

AIAC20 Day 2

28 Feb 2023

Avalon Airshow

01 Mar 2023