Dr. Joseph N. Yoon

Joe Yoon
Electrical Engineer


Staff Member:
2001-present


Favorite Quote:
"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
- Isaac Newton, 1676

"I know, but this guy has no flying experience at all. He's a menace to himself and everything else in the air...yes, birds too!"
- Air Traffic Controller,
Airplane!



Favorite Vehicle:
Wright Flyer
The more I learn about the Wrights and their aircraft, the more amazed I am at their genius, innovation, and accomplishments. Their first powered flight was truly a pivotal moment in human history.

Biography: Dr. Joe Yoon has earned degrees in physics and aerospace engineering in addition to his doctorate in electrical engineering. He spent his early career working for NASA and major aerospace companies but now operates a small private consulting firm that has been employed by research laboratories, academic institutions, and corporations in the aerospace field. Though Joe currently specializes in systems engineering and developing information networking concepts, his career has spanned such varied tasks as computer programming, flight data analysis and reconstruction, accident investigation, signal processing, and aircraft instrumentation design. When not spending time with his wife and four children, Joe also enjoys flying a private plane that he co-owns.

Professional Interests: Computer networking, multi-disciplinary optimization, flight testing, flying qualities, fluid dynamics, data analysis, signal processing, accident investigation, range safety, circuit design.

Personal Interests: Aviation history, flying, aircraft photography, computer graphics, radio controlled planes, gliders, robotics, magnetoaerodynamics, unconventional flight technologies.

Selected Memberships:

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • American Small Business Association
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Association of Old Crows
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum
  • Selected Honors & Awards:

  • Achievement Award, 2005
  • Alumnus of the Year, 2004
  • Outstanding Graduate Student in Electrical Engineering, 2003
  • Team Achievement Award, 2002
  • Outstanding Performance Award, 1999
  • Performance Award, 1995
  • Engineering Achievement Honors, 1993
  • Selected Publications:





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