Dennis C. Hamel

Senior Aircraft Mechanic
Flight Test Facility, Director's Office
Outstanding Contributor
Award presented by
Anantha Chandrakasan, Dean, School of Engineering

Our next Outstanding Contributor is also known by colleagues as “The Rock.”  Dennis C. Hamel is the manager of the Flight Test Facility, or FTF, at the Lincoln Laboratory.

A colleague summed up Dennis' half-century of extraordinary accomplishments in the aircraft realm with this observation: “There are dozens of things that make the FTF a great place to work. Expert training that keeps us safe, milestone recognitions, our framed heritage on the walls—and Dennis. He creates a sense of shared community and purpose that has made possible the FTF’s increased pace of operations while maintaining our 50+ year safety record.”