Robert E. Doll to Receive 2005 SAE/AIAA William Littlewood Memorial Lecture Award
Warrendale, PA, Aug. 5, 2005 - Robert E. Doll, chairman of The Doll Technology Group, has been selected to receive the 2005 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)/ American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) William Littlewood Memorial Lecture Award. He will be presented with the award during the SAE 2005 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition on Thursday, October 6, 2005 in the Technology Theater at Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport Area of Texas.
This award, established in 1971, recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of air transport engineering. The award perpetuates the memory of William Littlewood, the only person ever to serve as president of both SAE (1954) and the AIAA. He was renowned for his contributions to the design of, and operational requirements for, civil transport aircraft.
Doll has served as chairman of the Doll Technology Group (www.dolltech.com), publicly traded as DTGP, since January of 2005. Previously, he worked as president of International Aero Interiors, Inc. and vice president of technical services for Emery Worldwide Airlines. He also held several vice president-level positions at United Airlines in line maintenance, technical services and maintenance supply.
Doll was honored as a 2004 Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and has won several prestigious awards, including the Air Transport Association Nuts and Bolts Award (1993), the Flight Safety Foundation Laura Tabor Barbour Air Safety Award (1991), Aviation Week and Space Technology Laurels Award (1990), the FAA Distinguished Service Award (1990) and France's DGAC Distinguished Service Award (1989). Doll's service to the aerospace technical community includes participation on numerous committees, including the FAA Technical Oversight Group, Aviation Anti-Terrorism Committee (2001 to present); the Sub-Committee for Aircraft Safety of the FAA's Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee (2001 to present); the SAE Aircraft Maintenance Advisory Committee (2000 to present); chairman of the FAA's Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee (1997-2001); chairman of the Sub-Committee for Aircraft Safety (1999-2001). Doll also organized and chaired the industry's Aircraft Systems Review Task Force for the FAA (1990-1992); organized and chaired the industry's Airworthiness Assurance Task Force (1988-1990); chaired the ATA Engineering, Maintenance and Materials Counsel (1989) and chaired the ATA Materials Management Committee (1987).
Doll is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He has studied engineering management at the graduate level at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and completed an executive program at the University of Miami in Florida.