Fujino delivers Hassan Lecture

From left, Dr. Richard Gould, RJ Reynolds Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), Dr. Mohammed Zikry, Zan Prevost Smith Professor in MAE; Dr. Hassan A. Hassan, professor in MAE; Michimasa Fujino; Dr. Srinath Ekkad, professor and department head in MAE; and Dr. Basil Hassan, senior manager at Sandia National Laboratories and son of Dr. Hassan Hassan.

From left, Dr. Richard Gould, RJ Reynolds Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE); Dr. Mohammed Zikry, Zan Prevost Smith Professor in MAE; Dr. Hassan A. Hassan, professor in MAE; Michimasa Fujino; Dr. Srinath Ekkad, professor and department head in MAE; and Dr. Basil Hassan, senior manager at Sandia National Laboratories and son of Dr. Hassan Hassan.

Michimasa Fujino, founding president and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company, gave the 2017 Hassan A. Hassan Distinguished Lecture on Nov. 17 at North Carolina State University.

Fujino’s presentation was titled “Innovation and Inspiration – the HondaJet.” Fujino told the story of the HondaJet, the world’s most advanced light jet, from its origins as a hand-drawn design in 1997 to a certified aircraft in 2015. The HA-420 HondaJet is the most delivered jet in its category to date this year.

The program, which was followed by a Q&A session and reception, was held in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on NC State’s Centennial Campus.

The Dr. Hassan A. Hassan Distinguished Lecture Series is named after the long-time faculty member in NC State’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and was established in 2015 through the generosity of his former students and fellow faculty members.

If you are interested in supporting the series, please contact Michael Walsh with the NC State Engineering Foundation at 919.515.7237 or mpwalsh2@ncsu.edu.