NASA’s X-57: Electric is the Shape of Things to Come with Dr. Nicholas Borer
Dr. Nicholas Borer works at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA, where he leads efforts to investigate designs for new kinds of aircraft that don’t exist yet. As the Advanced Concepts Group Lead, Dr. Borer’s work falls under efforts within the first ‘A’ in NASA – Aeronautics.
Dr. Borer also serves as the Performance and Sizing Team Lead for NASA’s first all-electric X-plane, the X-57 Maxwell, which is helping NASA better understand the technologies and challenges of electric airplanes, and share that knowledge with the aviation industry and the public.
As more and more electric airplanes begin to fly, NASA is using the X-57 to help the Federal Aviation Administration set the standards for future electric aircraft, and Borer’s role helps to see that through.
Nicholas has a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech, and a B.S. from Syracuse University. He is an active pilot and has land, seaplane, and flight instructor ratings.