Schilling holds a Master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He currently is the chair of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Chair Propulsion Committee and the University of Cincinnati Mechanical Engineering Industrial External Advisory Board.Currently, GE has 26 active members in the NAE. Including past inductees and retirees, GE’s count rises to 115 members. Of all U.S. corporations, GE ranks third in total membership. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. According to the NAE, “Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to ‘engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature,’ and to the ‘pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.’” About GE Global Research GE Global Research is the hub of technology development for all of GE's businesses. Our scientists and engineers redefine what’s possible, drive growth for our businesses, and find answers to some of the world’s toughest problems. We innovate 24 hours a day, with sites in Niskayuna, New York; San Ramon, California; Bangalore, India; Shanghai, China; Munich, Germany; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Visit GE Global Research on the web at www.ge.com/research. Connect with our technologists at http://edisonsdesk.com and http://twitter.com/edisonsdesk. About GE Aviation GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet, turboshaft and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings. For more information, visit us at www.ge.com/aviation. Follow GE Aviation on Twitter at http://twitter.com/GEAviation and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/GEAviation.