Dr. Kenneth M Rosen has over forty-eight years of experience in the Aerospace, Helicopter, and Propulsion community much of which has been at the leadership level. He is a founding Principal Partner of Aero-Science Technology Associates, LLC (ASTA). From 2000 to 2002 Dr. Rosen served as Corporate President of ConceptsNREC. Prior tothis he spent over 38 years with United Technologies Corporation (UTC), mostly with Sikorsky Aircraft, where he held many major engineering and management positions including Vice President of Research & Engineering and Advanced Programs, directing such advanced helicopter projects as the Comanche, S-92 (2003 Collier trophy winner), Cypher (UAV), Black Hawk,S-76 and X-Wing helicopters. He was a member of the Sikorsky Executive Board and was responsible for all of the company's research, engineering, and product development. Additionally, he was Chairman of the UTC Engineering Coordination Steering Committee and a member of the Otis Elevator Science and Technology Advisory Committee. Since 2003 he has supported DARPA in many advanced technology helicopter programs.
Dr. Rosen is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, and holds Fellow rank in the following societies: the ASME, the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Society of Automotive Engineers, the AIAA and the American Helicopter Society (AHS). He is also a recipient of the NASA Civilian Public Service Medal, the Dr. Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship Award, and the Dr. Alexander Klemin Award for lifetime achievement from the AHS. Additionally, he received Vice President Al Gore's "Hammer" award from the DOD for innovative cost management and NASA has cited him for his work in Heavy Lift Helicopters.
Dr. Rosen has been Chairman of the Board of the Rotorcraft Industry Technology Association, Chairman of the UTC Engineering Coordination Steering Committee, Chairman of the Daniel Guggenheim Medal Board of Award, and Chairman of the AIA Rotorcraft Advisory Group. Additionally, he has been a long-term member of NASA's Aeronautics and Space Transportation Technology Advisory Committee, the SAE Aerospace Council, and the NRC Assessment Panel on Air and Ground Vehicle Technology. In 2006 he was a member of the NRC Committee on Air Force/DOD Aerospace Propulsion and the Decadal Survey of Civil Aeronautics.
Dr. Rosen holds five US patents and has written numerous papers in the fields of helicopter/tilt rotor design, product development, propulsion, aero-thermodynamics, icing, and systems engineering. He received his BME from CCNY in 1962, holds MS & PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard University Business School.