and a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Oklahoma and an M.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California. She has experience in aerospace engineering, space science, government technical program management, and systems engineering.
Peter Staudhammer (NAE) is an independent consultant and the retired vice president of science and technology at TRW, Inc. He served as the chief technology officer at TRW for 10 years, where he was responsible for the overall health and direction of the company’s technical affairs, establishing technical leadership in space, electronics, and information systems and standardizing TRW’s global product development and introduction processes. He also held positions as the chief engineer of the Apollo lunar descent engine and the Viking biology instrument programs and as director of the Physical Research Laboratory. He has been the chair of the NAE Program Committee since his induction into the Academy in 1996. Dr. Staudhammer holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles. His expertise is in aerospace engineering, space science, thermodynamics, propulsion engineering, systems engineering, orbital mechanics, and engineering management.