Michael Logan

Michael LoganMichael J. Logan is the Senior Research Engineer/NASA IPA Researcher for the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation, an FAA research and test site that is part of Texas A&M Corpus Christi University. He leads the center’s research efforts as part of an Intergovernmental Personnel Act detail from NASA Langley Research Center.

Prior to this detail, he served as head of the NASA Langley Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Laboratory (SUAVELab). Mr. Logan has over 30 years of experience in both private industry and Government. He spent 12 years in private industry working for aerospace companies such as Vought Aircraft’s Advanced Systems group before joining NASA in 1990. Mr. Logan has extensive conceptual design experience including designs for aircraft all the way from 1 lb. UAVs to 1 million pound transports. In 2002 he transferred to Langley’s Systems Engineering Directorate to head up the Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Laboratory where he has been able to take several designs from concept to flight.

Mr. Logan is the author of numerous technical papers in the areas of aircraft design and analysis and has 5 patents. Mike has a Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering, is a member of SAE, AUVSI, SAWE, and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.