AFCS Keynote Speakers

Professor. Dr. Frank Fichert

Dr. Frank Fichert is Professor of Economics and Transport Economics at Worms University of Applied Sciences (UAS), Germany, and Vice-Dean of the Department for Tourism and Transport. 

He has published a large number of peer reviewed papers on the transport sector and is co-author of the leading German textbook on air transport management as well as co-editor of the edited volume ‘Aviation and Climate Change’ (Routledge 2020). He is member of the Competence Centre Aviation Management at Worms UAS and program director of the Bachelor degree program ‘Aviation Management and Piloting’. He has participated in several applied research projects, including the EU H2020 projects COCTA and CADENZA, the German Aviation Benchmarking study, and the report on the market power of Amsterdam Airport, as well as projects commissioned by Federal and State Ministries in Germany. His research focuses on competition and regulation in the air transport industry and the environmental issues of aviation.

Professor. Dr. Jae-Woo Lee

Dr. Lee received his Ph.D. from Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech. U.S. in 1991. He finished M.S. and B.S in Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. Currently he is a Professor and Director, Konkuk Aerospace Design∙Airworthiness Research Institute, KADA, a Center of Excellence, Ministry of Education, Korea.

He served as the president of the Korean Society of Aeronautics and Space Sciences, KSAS, a major academic society in Aerospace in Korea, and served/serving as a vice president or president of several academic societies including the Innovative Defense Acquisition Society-Korea, IDEAS-K, KSAA, and KOSSE, KSCM. He is the corresponding author or co-author of over 600 publications including 13 patents and 74 top international journal papers. His research interests are Urban Air Mobility, Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization, MDO, Aerodynamic Design and Optimization, Aerospace Vehicle Design for Aircraft, Space Launcher, UAV/Drones, Digital Twin/Flight simulation and Artificial Intelligence Applications for Aerospace Vehicles. He received several honors and awards in his academic career. He has been serving as the Plenary Speaker, Keynote Speaker, General Chair of International Conferences, the technical program chair, and the symposium chair for various international conferences including APISAT, ACSMO, KSAS, KSAA. He served as a Specialized Member at Defense Acquisition Committee, Ministry of National Defense, Korea and at Policy Planning Committee / Business Committee, DAPA, MND, Korea.