Dr. Holger Pfaender is a Senior Research Engineer within the School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he leads the ASDL’s Civil Aviation Research Division’s System-of-Systems Branch. In his current position, Dr. Pfaender leads and manages multi-disciplinary research teams in the fields of aviation environmental impacts and forecasting the effects of aeronautical technology evolution on the overall emissions and noise foot prints of aviations.

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Aerospace Engineering, 2006, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering, 2003, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, 2001, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL - USA

ASCENT Project 9 - GIS-based Noise Estimation Tool (Sponsor: FAA)

  • Role: Co-Investigator
  • Project overview: Develop a noise estimation tool that can estimate noise for the projected potential large future fleet of UAS systems operating not primarily near airports, but mostly residental and other areas.

  • Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)