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Jean-Francois Barthelemy

M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Université of Liège in Belgium, 1978
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1980
Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1983


Dr. Jean-François (J.F.) Barthelemy is on special assignment with the Office of the Chief Technologist at NASA HQ as Agency Digital Transformation Lead.
He is responsible for assessing the state of the Agency’s Digital Transformation initiatives and to recommend how to effectively integrate the diverse initiatives.

Prior to that assignment, since January 2015, he was the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) Chief Technologist. He advised the LaRC Office of the Director and Senior Staff on technology matters and provided technical leadership for planning, management and evaluation of comprehensive, Center-wide advanced technology development activities. Prior to that, he was Deputy Director of the LaRC Systems Analysis and Concept Directorate and of the LaRC Office of Strategic Analysis, Communication, Business Development.

Upon hiring on at NASA Langley in 1986, he joined the Interdisciplinary
Research Office where he contributed original developments in sensitivity
analysis and optimization methods for engineering problems and applied
those to aeronautics and space challenges.

J.F. has degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Université of Liège in
Belgium (MS, 1978) and Virginia Tech (MS, 1980 and PhD, 1983) and completed the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development (2004). He has served temporary assignments at NASA HQ and the Boeing Commercial Airplane Group. He has authored or co-authored over 50 technical publications. He is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA, and a recipient of the NASA Exceptional Service Medal.

Jean-Francois Barthelemy