Paul Papas
Paul Papas
Associate Director
Raytheon Technologies Research Center
Elected to the Academy in 2023


Georgia Institute of Technology, 1988, BS, Aerospace Engineering; Princeton University, 1990, MA, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; 1994, PhD, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Professional Area

Combustion, chemical kinetics, fire safety, propulsion, pollutant formation


For outstanding technical contributions in the fields of combustion dynamics and propulsion, including the first-time identification of thermo-diffusive instabilities, and the development of ecofriendly aircraft fire suppressants and industrial standards for fire safety.