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Angie Bukley, UTSI’s New Assistant VP for Research and Development

UT Associate Vice President and UTSI Chief Operating Officer Don Daniel is pleased to announce that Angie Bukley, currently the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at Ohio University, will be joining The University of Tennessee Space Institute in June as Assistant Vice President for Research and Development.

“Bukley will be a tremendous addition to the senior leadership team here at UTSI. She is a consummate professional and will be instrumental in developing our future research strategy and leading us to attain and exceed our goals for research support,” said Daniel.

Bukley will bring to UTSI over 20 years of professional experience in defense and space systems. She holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, with a specialty in Control Theory, from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Currently, Bukley is the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, as well as a Professor in that university’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

“I am extremely excited about joining UTSI. I look forward to working with everyone there and in particular working to forward UTSI’s research activities,” said Bukley. She added, “I can’t wait to be living in that part of the world again!”

Bukley’s previous experience includes working for The Aerospace Corporation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where was assigned to the Airborne Laser (ABL) System Program Office. During her five years with the ABL System Program, she was promoted from Chief Systems Engineer and Deputy Lead for the Beam Control Fire Control Integrated Product Team to the Chief of the Ballistic Missile Defense System Integration Branch, as well as the Director of Laser Applications for The Aerospace Corporation.

She also spent seven years at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, where she directed the Large Space Structures Laboratory and worked on remote sensing applications. In addition, Bukley has worked with a number of defense contractors on a wide variety of programs.

She is a faculty member of the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg, France and has held department and team project chairs during the ISU Summer Session Program since 1995. She also teaches Space Engineering courses in the ISU Master of Space Studies Program. She is an Associate Fellow with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and an active member of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).