Azra Hussain, PE


Azra Hussain is a professional engineer licensed to practice in the State of Indiana. She currently works as a Program Manager for the Federal Aviation Administration in the Airports Division, and has worked as Lead Engineer for FAA Airports previously. She teaches airport safety courses as an instructor for the USC Aviation Safety Program.

For the past 20 years, Azra’s professional experience in engineering has been in the field of aviation. She has been a member of and participated in several design review panels, construction panels, Safety Risk Management (SRM) panels for design, construction, and operational safety at airports.

Azra has worked as Project Manager in the Engineering division of the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA), working on airside and landside projects at the Indianapolis International Airport and other regional and general aviation airports under the IAA umbrella.

Her experience includes working for Lockheed Martin for over five years, focusing on infrastructure projects for FAA owned Navigational Aids across the Midwest region based on safety risk assessment. Projects included design of the Lightning Protection Grounding and Bonding System (LPGBS) in response to a lightning strike at the tower in Southbend, Indiana that resulted in loss of all communication and was a huge safety risk to the airport. She  received a Letter of Commendation from the FAA for the project.

She also worked as an engineering consultant for several years, providing design and management services for numerous airport projects including environmental projects for detention and treatment of stormwater runoff containing deicing glycols.

Other experience includes working for ESRI (Earth Sciences and Resources Institute) on GIS related projects, air pollution modeling, and developing a database in Oracle with web connectivity for contractors to submit proposals to RFQs (Requests for Quotes) for projects.

Azra has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Civil Engineering and worked for a year towards a master’s degree in software engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering.

She enjoys teaching and has taught mathematics courses in a community college during weekends. She also enjoys a good joke.

Published on October 17th, 2018

Last updated on January 14th, 2020