The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Neil R Weston

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Dr. Neil R Weston

Senior Research Engineer
Weber, Rm 303
(404) 385 - 2644
neil.weston (at)


B.S. Mathematics Montana Tech, 1977
B.S. Aerospace Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984
M.S. Aerospace Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology, 1985
Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000


I have been employed as a Research Engineer II in the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL) in the School of Aerospace Engineering since February 2001. During this time, I have worked on a number of diverse research programs, which have resulted in over twenty presented papers ranging in topics from structural engineering, to the design of ships and torpedo systems, to the modeling and simulation of complex dynamic systems. I currently lead several research efforts in ASDL, primarily in the areas of Simulation-based Engineering. These include developing physics-based modeling and simulation environments for aerospace subsystems, providing and utilizing high performance computational resources for design and analysis, development and implementation of both gradient-based and discrete optimization methods for design, and the design of naval engineering systems.

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Selected Publications

Nairouz, B., Hoepfer, M., Weston, N., Mavris, D., ASNE Electric Ship Design Symposium 2009, National Harbor, Maryland Feb. 12-13, 2009

Nairouz, B., Hoepfer, M., Weston, N., Mavris, D.. “An Exploration of Guidelines and Limitations on the Co-Simulation of Integrated Sub-Models”. ASNE Advanced Naval Propulsion Symposium 2008, Arlington, VA, Dec. 15-16, 2008

Balchanos, M., Moon, K., Weston, N., Mavris, D. “A Dynamic Surrogate Model Technique for Power Systems Modeling and Simulation”. 2008 SAE Power Systems Conference; Bellevue, WA, Nov. 11- 13, 2008

Li, Y., Weston, N, Mavris, D., “An Approach for Multi-Criteria Decision Making Method Selection and Development ”. ICAS Conference 2008, Anchorage, AK, Sep. 14-19, 2008