Bobby Berrier received his bachelor's and master's degrees from North Carolina State University and started his career at NASA in 1963.
During a career that spanned 43 years, he made significant contributions toward advancing the state of the art in both propulsion and aeronautics and has authored or co-authored over 90 technical publications. He is a nationally and internationally recognized authority in the field of propulsion airframe integration (PAI) and has played a major role in the development of many advanced military aircraft currently flying today. Berrier spent almost his entire career in the 16-foot Transonic Tunnel and served as a section head, assistant branch head and branch head of the facility. He retired from NASA in June 2005 but remained active in the field as a Distinguished Research Associate (DRA) and part-time Alliant Techsystems (ATK) and Analytical Mechanics Associates (AMA) employee at the NASA Langley Research Center.
Berrier is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and recipient of the Society of Automotive Engineering Charles M. Manly Memorial Medal, the NASA Exceptional Engineering Medal, the
NASA Exceptional Service Medal, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Air Breathing Propulsion Medal, and the NASA Langley Research Center Richard T. Whitcomb Aerospace Technology Transfer Award.
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