William Cousins, Ph.D., is a Fellow at the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC). He provides leadership in project execution, technical direction, identification of strategic opportunities, leveraging of external relationships and staff technical guidance and mentoring.
Cousins earned B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Virginia.
He started his professional career in 1985 with Garrett Turbine Engine Company (now Honeywell – Engines and Systems) in the area of compression system design and operability and spent 10 years at Pratt and Whitney in the Performance Systems and Analysis Group. He joined UTRC in 2011 to support ongoing programs in the centrifugal compressor and embedded engine areas, and is currently acting as a principle investigator in the embedded engine program with NASA Glenn Research Center.
He is an active member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International, Cousins has served on the Board of Governors of the ASME, and currently serves as an advisor to the governing board of the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) and is the Director of the aircraft engine committee of the ASME-IGTI.
He has published more than 25 peer-reviewed papers and holds 32 U.S. and international patents in the areas of compression system aerodynamics and flow control.
In his spare time, he serves as adjunct faculty professor at the University of Hartford and Rensselaer at Hartford Graduate Center, Hartford, Connecticut, and is an industry advisor to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Virginia, and the University of Hartford.