David L. Stanley is an associate professor of Aeronautical Engineering Technology and is the principal investigator of the National Test Facility for Fuels and Propulsion (NaTeF) research project at Purdue University. Currently, he devotes most of his time to developing the research capabilities of this facility, which is focused on improving the technology of both fuels and propulsion for aviation and aerospace applications. He teaches primarily powerplant-related courses for the Aeronautical Engineering Technology plan of study and has served as the curriculum chair for that program, as well. Prof. Stanley has been a lead investigator in three fuels research projects, and continues to explore alternative fuels for aviation applications. Professor Stanley has authored or co-authored more than 25 papers and presentations, and is continually engaged in scholarly activities as a journal reviewer. He was named as the 2010 recipient of the Dwyer Award for Undergraduate Teaching in the College of Technology.