Technical Area Lead, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Dr. David E. Lee is technical area lead for thermal power development and space tether technologies and systems within Aerospace Systems at Northrop Grumman Corporation. He is program manager for multiple technology development and future systems contracts and serves as manager of the sector's Integrated Concept Development Facility for rapid spacecraft design in Redondo Beach, California. As an educator, Dr. Lee has impacted the careers of STEM students over multiple decades teaching classes in computer science, manufacturing engineering, spacecraft design and systems engineering. He is section author for Spacecraft Manufacturing Integration and Test in Space Mission Engineering: The New SMAD.