News of Members - Newman

August 26, 2014

News of Members - Newman

Newman Named Co-Director of Man-Vehicle Lab

   Prof. Dava J. Newman has been named Co-Director of the Man-Vehicle Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her fellow Director is Prof. Jeffrey A. Hoffman. Together they replace Dr. Charles M. Oman, a long-time member of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA), who is retiring. Prof. Newman has researched human motion in weightlessness and reduced gravity, has developed advanced "Biosuit" designs for Extra-Vehicular Activity, and has supervised space experiments on human motion since Shuttle-Mir. A graduate of Notre Dame, she received her Ph.D. from MIT and serves on the NASA Advisory Committee. At MIT she is also a Professor of Engineering Systems and director the MIT-Portugal Program. She has been a member of AsMA for over 20 years.