Tom G. Reynolds

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Dr. Tom G. Reynolds is the leader of the Air Traffic Control Systems Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. The group develops advanced technologies to enhance the safety and efficiency of air transportation.

Reynolds leads a range of programs that are developing advanced decision support tools and aircraft operations improvements. Examples include tools to help develop air traffic management strategies during adverse weather conditions, airport surface congestion management techniques, optimized profile descent procedures, and integration of commercial space operations into the national airspace system. His professional service includes being a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board and being a member (and ex-chair) of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Aircraft Operations Technical Committee. He has also provided expert input on efficient usage of airspace to the UK House of Commons Transport Committee.

Prior to joining Lincoln Laboratory, Reynolds worked on the research staff at MIT and the University of Cambridge, and in industry at British Airways Engineering and the UK Defence Evaluation and Research Agency. He has authored seven book chapters and more than 80 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and holds one patent. He has won several national awards, including the AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award, the RTCA William E. Jackson Award, and the British Science Association Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award. Reynolds is a UK Fulbright Scholar. He has a PhD degree and an SM degree from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT and a BEng degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Bristol in the UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA.