Title: Aerospace Engineer
Company: California Institute of Technology
Location: Pasadena, California, United States
Lincoln Wood, Aerospace Engineer at California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering education.
For more than 40 years, Dr. Wood has pushed the boundaries of aerospace engineering. Driven by a passion for the field, he has held many roles and esteemed positions throughout his career. He currently serves as a principal engineer for the institute’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a role he accepted in 2000. He has worked for the institute in several capacities since the beginning of his career, starting as a Bechtel Instructor in Engineering in 1972. One of his earliest positions in the aerospace industry was as a staff engineer for the Hughes Aircraft Company from 1974 to 1977.
Fueled by interest, Dr. Wood excelled in his education, first receiving a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University with distinction in 1968. A year later, he received a Master of Science in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University, concluding his education at the institution to receive a PhD in 1972. Dr. Wood has previously served as the tracking and navigation service system manager for the Deep Space Mission System Engineering and Operations Programs at the California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and has held several line management positions. He has also been a visiting assistant professor and associate professor for the institute. He has maintained professional affiliation with a variety of organizations throughout his career, including the American Astronautical Society, the AIAA, the IEEE, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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