Dr. Cattafesta has been awarded a grant from the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust.
According to Wells Fargo’s private foundation services, manager of the trust, “The Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust was established in 1984 pursuant to Mr. Buehler’s Last Will and Testament in which he described his lifelong profound interest in aeronautical science. Emil Buehler was an aviation visionary, architect, and engineer. The majesty and mystery of flight was more than a private interest; it was a vision to be shared during his lifetime and beyond. This same vision is perpetuated today through the continuing philanthropy of the Buehler Trust.” Buelher’s passion and financial legacy has helped to fund research at colleges and universities throughout the country, including Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Rutgers University, Broward College, and Florida Institute of Technology.
Dr. Cattafesta's work on Validation of Co-Flow Jet Technology for Revolutionary All-Electric Aircraft will begin in 2021.