Volume X / 2021
The University of Texas at Arlington | College of Engineering

Inventor Recognized

David Hunn
David Hunn is the University's 19th National Academy of Inventors fellow.

The National Academy of Inventors selected David Hunn, an adjunct professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and UTA alumnus, as a fellow in 2020. He is the 19th to be selected from UT Arlington.

Dr. Hunn was formerly the director of technology and innovation and senior fellow/technical director at Lockheed Martin. A 1992 doctoral graduate of UTA, he also earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University.

“UTA taught me the importance of critical thinking and applying it to solve complex problems,” Hunn says. “It also taught me the power of diversity and provided fundamental leadership opportunities that I have used throughout my career. There was no better way to learn the practical application of engineering concepts, which I have applied over the past 40 years.”

Hunn acquired 36 patents covering a variety of advanced structures and materials topics and advanced system engineering topics important to the fields of hypersonics, flight vehicles, and airborne sensors. In 2009 he was selected as Inventor of the Year by Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.