Michigan Aerospace Corporation (MAC), a provider of innovative products and advanced engineering services, is pleased to announce the promotion of Dominique Fourguette, Ph.D., to Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Dr. Fourguette is a Senior Scientist at MAC and Business Manager of its Los Angeles, California office. Her role as CTO will include technology and product strategy. Dr. Fourguette joined MAC in March of 2005 and has since led its Optical Diagnostics Business Unit. She has served as Principal Investigator on two federal contracts and led MAC’s $1.3 million effort to develop the Bio-Spectral Instrument under a contract from the U.S. Army. The goal of that instrument is to measure the spectral signatures and cross-sections of biological material at multi-wavelengths. Before joining MAC, Dr. Fourguette had accumulated over 17 years of experience in the development of optical sensors and laser diagnostics for aerospace applications and holds multiple patents related to sensor development. Dr. Fourguette is a graduate of the Université de Compiègne in France, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Acoustics and Mechanical Vibrations. She earned a M.Ph. degree and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering with a focus on laser diagnostics from the center for Laser Diagnostics at Yale University. She was a Senior Research Fellow at the Graduate Aeronautics Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Fourguette has had numerous articles published on topics ranging from optical sensor development to experiments in fluids. As an active member of AIAA, she was the Chair of the Aerodynamic Measurement Techniques Technical Committee (until April ’06) and has served as the AMT/GT conference Technical Chair.