Dr. Burchett is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He received his bachelor's degree in Astronautical Engineering from the Air Force Academy in 1987. He served twelve and one half years of active duty in the Air Force including seven as a B-52 pilot, and three as an instructor of Mechanical Engineering at West Point. He holds a master's degree from MIT and a Ph.D. from Oregon State. He has been a visiting researcher at NASA Marshall four times for a combined total of one year on site. He is an associate fellow of the AIAA. Dr. Burchett teaches courses on control, intelligent control, dynamics, system dynamics, and numerical methods. His research interests include the application of advanced and intelligent control algorithms to aerospace vehicles, modeling and fault detection of launch vehicle subsystems, and application of numerical linear algebra to advanced control theory.