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Dr. Jerry LeMieux  

President of Unmanned Vehicle University; Drone Expert

Doctor (Col Ret) Jerry LeMieux is the President of Unmanned Vehicle University. He holds a PhD in engineering and has over 25 years of experience with research, development, technology transfer, integration and flight test and evaluation.

Doctor LeMieux has over 20 years of course development and teaching experience at major universities and aviation Schools including; MIT, Boston University, University of Maryland, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Daniel Webster College. He has taught aeronautical, mechanical and electrical engineering and advanced mathematics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has flown as a fighter/top gun pilot and Delta Air Lines pilot and has accumulated over 40 years and 10,000 hours of aviation experience. He has consulted on numerous airspace issues for the US Federal Aviation Administration, Air Force, Army, Navy, NASA, DARPA and most major defense contractors.

Doctor LeMieux is currently working with the FAA sponsored RTCA Special Committee 203 and 288 on legislative and airspace issues related to integrating unmanned air systems into US National Airspace. The FAA has invited him to speak on UAS integration into the NAS and has requested to use the UVU commercial applications list. He is recognized as an authority on UAS and has recently been featured in the national media discussing the future of UAS on such programs as ABC Nightline and Fox News. He is the author of the first textbook on Unmanned Systems: Introduction to Unmanned Systems, Air, Ground, Sea and Space, Technologies and Commercial applications. The introduction is written by Brian Binnie, test pilot for SpaceShipOne and second commercial astronaut.

He is also Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Unmanned Systems Engineering the official Journal of Unmanned Vehicle University. Recent interviews have been with ABC Nightline News, Fox News, Arizona Republic, Cronkite News, Cape Cod Times, Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Small UAS News, Experimental Aircraft Association, Washington Times, Flying Magazine, Las Vegas Review Journal, Big Beacon, Irish Times, Defense IQ and Flightglobal.

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