Vineet Sahasrabudhe
Vineet Sahasrabudhe
Director, Engineering Sciences and Systems Engineering
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company
Elected to the Academy in 2022


Indian Institute of Technology, 1991, BTech, Aerospace Engineering; University of Maryland, 1993, MS,  Aerospace Engineering; 1996, PhD, Aerospace Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, 2005, Certificate, Systems Dynamics and Management

Professional Area

Main area of expertise Handling Qualities and Control Laws; leads 400 engineers in disciplines including Aerodynamics, Dynamics, Simulation, Loads, Mass Properties, NVH, Survivability, and Thermal Management, and Systems Engineering; 17 patents, 5 refereed journal articles, and 28 refereed conference publications.


For using control laws to enhance the safety of helicopters, to reduce loads, and to extend component lives, making Sikorsky’s helicopters safer, lighter, and less costly to own and operate. For leading Sikorsky’s development and adoption of transformative physics-based modeling to develop high-performance helicopters faster and more affordably.