The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Santiago Balestrini-Robinson

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Dr. Santiago Balestrini-Robinson

Advanced Concepts Division, Acting Chief
Naval Systems Engineering and Integration, Branch Chief
Research Engineer II
Weber Building, Rm 112B
(404) 385 - 2781



Assessing the Relative Capabilities of Large-Scale System Architectures using Network Science [2011-Present]
Develop network analysis techniques to compare candidate system-of-system architectures and support quantitative decision making for system-of-systems architecting.

Partnership for Research On Naval Technologies and Operations (PRONTO) [2011-Present]
Develop early-stage ship design methods that directly incorporate mission effectiveness into the decision process.

Transformable Craft Evaluation Framework [2010-Present]
Develop an Integrated Tradeoff Environment to evaluate the performance and effectiveness of different Transformable Craft concepts.

Design Space Analysis for the Future Canadian Surface Combatant [2009-Present]
Develop a Cost-Capability Trade-off Environment for the Canadian Navy.

The Formulation of a Quantitative Technology Evaluation and Capability Tradeoff Framework [2008-2010]
Develop a Quantitative Technology Evaluation framework for an ONR Innovative Naval Prototype.

Integrated Reconfigurable Intelligent Systems (IRIS) [2004-2008]
Develop robust design methodologies for the future naval surface combatant of the US Navy.

NASA Supersonics Efficient Multi-Mach Aircraft (EMMA) [2003-2004]
Design a supersonic civil transport aircraft that can efficiently fly at subsonic speeds over populated areas.

NASA Personal Air Vehicles Exploration (PAVE) [2001-2003]
Evaluate the economical viability as well as the technical and societal feasibilities of personal air vehicles as a transportation alternative for the United States.

Honors, Distinctions and Invited Lectures

  • "Evaluating
Design," Invited Lecture, Young Faculty Workshop, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 13, 2008.
  • "Aerospace Engineering Research at Georgia Tech," Invited Lecture, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Atlanta, Georgia, October 11, 2008.
  • Sam Nunn Security Program Fellowship - Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, August 2006 – May 2007.

Selected Publications

Sam Nunn Security Program