Title: Aerospace Engineer
Company: California Institute of Technology
Location: Pasadena, California, United States
Lincoln Wood, Aerospace Engineer at California Institute of Technology, 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 California Institute of Technology, a role he accepted in 2009. He has worked for the institute in several capacities since the beginning of his career, starting as a member of the technical staff of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1977. One of his earliest positions in the 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. He has also been a visiting assistant professor for the institution and a Bechtel Instructor in Engineering. He has maintained professional affiliation with a variety of organizations throughout his career, including the American Astronomical Society, the AIAA, the IEEE, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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