Professor Denver Lopp
Department of Aviation Technology
Co-Director Purdue Air Transport Institute for Environmental Sustainability
Professor Denver Lopp’s non-traditional teaching and research concepts have gained national and international recognition for Purdue’s Aviation Technology Department in producing the next generation of aviation managers and providing practical solutions for today’s industry issues. By focusing on bridging the academic knowledge with industry, Professor Lopp has developed aviation industry partnerships and conducted numerous research projects. Prior to Purdue, Professor Lopp held several maintenance managerial positions for Pan American World Airways in New York and managed Pan Am’s Cargo Methods, Standards, and Budget Department, which was the largest airfreight operation. In additional Professor Lopp has owned a multi-office commodity trading company, holds an Airframe and Powerplant certificate, is a private pilot, has been a Certificate Member (CM) of the American Association of Airport Executives and has served on several national aviation organization boards and committees.