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Subject Point of Contact Name Title
  Jim Layton Branch Manager
  Patricia Young Administrative Contact
Safety, Airport Visual Guidance

Ryan King

Acting Airport Safety Section Manager; General Engineer

Safety, Pavement, Advanced Materials, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Technologies

Murphy Flynn Pavement Section Manager; Civil Engineer
Safety, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Jim Patterson

Airport Safety R&D Section Manager

Pavement, Advanced Pavement Design, Concrete Pavement David Brill, PhD Civil Engineer
Pavement, Asphalt Pavement, Field Instrumentation & Testing, National Airport Pavement & Materials Research Center (NAPMRC) , Sustainability Navneet Garg, PhD Civil Engineer
Pavement, Airport Pavement Roughness, Reflective Cracking, Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Technologies Richard Ji, PhD Civil Engineer
Pavement, Software Program Development & Support Qingge Jia Computer Scientist
Pavement, National Airport Pavement Test Facility (NAPTF) Ryan Rutter Electronics Engineer
Pavement, Field Instrumentation & Testing Wilfredo Villafane Engineering Technician
Safety, Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) Keith Bagot Airport Safety Specialist
Safety, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration at Airports (UAS) , Obstruction Marking and Lighting Mike DiPilato Airport Research Specialist
Safety, Airfield Paint Markings, Airport Safety Database & Analysis, Airport Visual Guidance, Airport Wildlife Abatement, Airport Wildlife Strike Database, Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Database Wesley Major, PhD Airport Research Specialist
Safety, Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Technology (ARFF), Visual Guidance, Airport Vehicle Operations, Airport Visual NAVAIDS, Engineered material arresting system (EMAS), TALPA RCAM Nick Subbotin Airport Research Specialist
Safety, Airport Environmental, Noise, Airport Planning & Design, Resiliency, Runway Incursion Mitigation

(RIM), Sustainability

Lauren Vitagliano Airport Research Specialist
Safety, Airport Visual Guidance, EMAS Signs Russ Gorman General Engineer
Safety, Unmanned Aircraft Systems


Garrison Canter Airport Research Specialist
Safety, Visual Guidance, Solar Lighting Darian Byrd

Electrical Engineer

Pavement, Advanced Pavement Design, Field Instrumentation & Testing Dr. Daniel Offenbacker Civil Engineer
Safety, Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) Jeremy Casey Airport Safety Specialist