State Sen. Karen Spilka toured HEROES with Chancellor Moloney.
Keith Bergeon
Keith Bergeron, Ph.D. Senior Research Aerospace Engineer


Fluid dynamics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Airdrop GN&C, Fluid-Structure Interactions

Research Interest

Fluid-Membrane Interactions and Unsteady Aerodynamics

Educational Background

University of New Mexico, Ph.D. Mathematics


Keith Bergeron, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Aerospace Engineer for the Airdrop Technology Team at the U.S. Army's Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center (NSRDEC). Since joining NSRDEC in December 2010, his research has focused on many applied and basic science projects spanning experimental, computational, and analytic efforts. He has led the development of new guidance strategies and control technologies, for autonomous airdrop systems as well as investigating fundamental principles associated with fluid-structure interactions and unsteady aerodynamics. Bergeron retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2003, and he has served as the U.S.A.F. Academy’s Defense Modeling and Simulation Office Visiting Professor; Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott, AZ; and Director, Modeling and Simulation Research Center at the U.S.A.F. Academy. In addition, he has been an active competitive parachutist since 1980, and holds a FAA Senior Rigger Certificate. Bergeron has been a member of the U.S. Style and Accuracy Parachute Team several times, and in May 2016, he was placed 3rd Overall at the U.S. Parachuting National Championships.