Michael C. Y. Niu
Michael C. Y. Niu, MS, President, AD Airframe Consulting Company, Granada Hills, California. Mr. Niu is a metallic and composite airframe consultant who has acquired over 35 years' experience in aerospace and airframe structural analysis and design, and was a senior research and development engineer (management position) at Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company. As department manager in charge of various structural programs there, he was responsible for the development of innovative metallic and composite structural design concepts applicable to current and future advanced tactical fighters and advanced transports. He also was involved in conceptual and preliminary airplane design, and was lead stress engineer responsible for the L-1011 wide-body aircraft wing and empennage structures. During 1966 and 1968 he served as stress engineer for the B727, B747, and other aircraft at The Boeing Company in Seattle. Mr. Niu is the author of Airframe Stress Analysis and Sizing (1999), Composite Airframe Structures (1992), and Airframe Structural Design (1988). He also has written Lockheed's Composites Design Guide and Composites Drafting Handbook. He received the Lockheed Award of Achievement and Award of Product Excellence in 1973 and 1986, respectively. Mr. Niu is listed in Who's Who in Aviation, 1973.