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Dear Clark School Students, Faculty, Staff and Friends:

Pulse Doppler radar. The universal product code. Flexible coronary artery stents. The Prius hybrid drivetrain. Sirius Satellite Radio.

These wide-ranging technologies, which enhance everyday life for millions of people around the world, are only a few of the many pioneered by Clark School alumni, faculty and friends, and celebrated in the Clark School's Innovation Hall of Fame.

You can share in that celebration! We encourage you to attend:

The 2012 Innovation Hall of Fame Induction
Honoring Ashish Bagai '90, '92 and '95
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office,
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
This event will be webcast

Kim Engineering Building
4:30 p.m.
November 8, 2012

Ashish Bagai ’90, ’92, ’95, helped design and build the Sikorsky X2 TechnologyTM (X2) demonstrator aircraft—a coaxial-rotor, compound helicopter that flew 100 mph faster than current production models. Bagai was responsible for the aerodynamic design of the aircraft’s main rotor blades, a key element in its success. Technologies from the X2 will change the way helicopters operate, delivering higher speeds and radically improved performance in medical, search and rescue and military applications while maintaining the efficient hovering and low-speed attributes of conventional rotary-wing aircraft. The X2 earned Bagai and his team at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy in 2011—one of aviation’s highest honors.

Following the induction, you can learn about the broad impact of Dr. Bagai’s work by attending the Charles and Helen White Symposium on Engineering Innovation, titled:

"The Impact of Helicopters in Society Today: Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, and National Defense, with a Special Appearance by the Gamera Human-Powered Helicopter Team"

By attending the Innovation Hall of Fame Induction and the White Symposium, you will gain real insight into technological innovation and innovators, and the vital influence of innovation on society. I hope to see you there.


Darryll Pines
Dean and Farvardin Professor
A. James Clark School of Engineering

Ashish Bagai
Ashish Bagai

Image Courtesy of Sikorsky

Image Courtesy of Ashish Bagai