W. Neil McCasland, PhD

Hertz Fellow: W. Neil McCasland, PhD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Area of Study


Fellowship Years

1979 - 1988

Retired Major General Neil McCasland is director of technology at Applied Technology Associates, where he is responsible for technology identification and development across the range of ATA competencies and applications, and sets the vision and strategy for technology development in participation with the directors of strategic development and business development. Previously, Neil served for 35 years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, most recently as the commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in the grade of Major General. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He was commissioned in 1979 after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a BS in astronautical engineering. Neil earned his PhD in astronautical engineering from the MIT, studying as a Hertz Fellow.

1989 - Sensor and Actuator Selection for Fault-Tolerant Control of Flexible Structures