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Prof. Michael Giebner

Professor Michael GiebnerLecturer

General Engineering
B05 Holtzendorff Hall, Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634



  • M.S., Electrical Engineering
    Air Force Institute of Technology, 2003
  • United States Air Force Test Pilot School, 2002
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering
    Clemson University, 1994

Courses Taught

  • ENGR 1020 - Engineering Disciplines and Skills
  • ENGR 1050/1060 - Introduction to engineering, problem solving, analysis using Excel
  • ENGR 1410 - Programming and Problem Solving

Courses Previously Taught

  • AS 1090 - Air Force Today I
  • AS 1100 - Air Force Today II
  • BUS 1010 - Business Foundations

Professional Activities

  • Society of Flight Test Engineers
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society

Work Experience

  • Lecturer, General Engineering, Clemson University
  • Lecturer, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, Clemson University
  • Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Air Force ROTC, Clemson University
  • Director of Operations, 685th Armament Systems Squadron, Eglin AFB, FL
  • Program Manager I Deputy Site Lead F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Weapons Integration, Eglin AFB, FL
  • Deputy Program Manager, Joint Dual Role Air Dominance Missile Program Office, Eglin AFB, FL
  • Program Manager, Classified Weapons, Eglin AFB, FL
  • Director, Corps Acquisition Management Program, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Deputy Government Flight Test Director, CV-22 Osprey Program, Edwards AFB, CA
  • F-22 Raptor Test Conductor I Test Director, Edwards AFB, CA
  • F-16 Radar Engineer, Tyndall AFB, FL
  • F-16 Flight Test Engineer, Nellis AFB, NV
  • C-141B Flight Engineer, Charleston AFB, SC
  • Electronics Technician, Charleston AFB, SC

Fun Facts

  • Second generation Clemson graduate
  • I have an identical twin brother
  • Retired as a Lt Col after 28 years in the USAF with approximately 1,650 flight hours
  • Types of aircraft flown as a flight test engineer:
    • ASK-21 glider
    • B-17G, WW II bomber
    • C-12 Beech King Air
    • C-141B Starlifter, strategic airlifter
    • C-152, civilian trainer
    • F-16, multi-role fighter aircraft
    • F-15D Eagle, air dominance fighter aircraft
    • F-15E Strike Eagle, fighter I bomber aircraft
    • F-18 Hornet, US Navy fighter aircraft, US Navy Test Pilot School
    • KC-135, aerial tanker
    • L-39 Albatros, Czechoslovakian jet trainer
    • Learjet, Calspan In-flight simulator aircraft
    • Harvard, Empire TPS (British Test Pilot School}
    • Hawk Tl, Empire TPS (British Test Pilot School}
    • NF-16D Vista (Variable In-Flight Stability Trainer Aircraft}
    • NP-3 Orion, US Navy Test Pilot School
    • NU-18 Otter, US Navy Test Pilot School
    • T-1, military jet trainer
    • T-6 Texan II, military trainer
    • T-37 Tweet, military jet trainer
    • T-38 Talon, military jet trainer
    • UH-lW, US Marine Corps attack helicopter
    • Civilian trainer helicopter