Shreekant Agrawal, PhD
Shreekant Agrawal, PhD, has over 32 years of aerospace industry experience. He is currently an engineering manager of the Flight Sciences department in Northrop Grumman Aerospace Sector. Earlier, he was a technical fellow in the Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T) division, working in strategic planning for technology development for future products. Prior to this assignment, he was Chief Operating Officer and Director of Operations for the Tata-Boeing Joint Venture in the Boeing Defense Military Aircraft Division where he was tasked to initially set up the joint venture and then execute its operation. As a program manager for the Boeing Defense Engineering common processes, he led the development of the common processes, implementation of CMMI, and institutionalization across all sites and new programs. Previously he worked in the Boeing Defense Air Force Space Systems engineering management organization, where he led the processes and tools effort (systems engineering, program management best practices, CMMI), and was the Sector Integration Leader for Technology.
Earlier, he led a High-Speed Aerodynamics Technology group within BR&T at Long Beach as a technical, program, and functional manager. His efforts focused on developing computational methods for supersonic commercial transport, hypersonic missiles, and space launch vehicles. He also worked at St. Louis where he developed advanced computational methods for military aircraft development programs. He has contributed to the development of military aircraft (F/A-18E/F, Adv F-15, T-45, and International Tanker), hypersonic missiles (NMD) and space launch vehicles (Delta), commercial transport, and military satellites (GPS).
Dr. Agrawal has authored over 100 technical reports and professional conference papers, and 11 archival journal articles. He was selected Engineer of the Year by the Chinese Institute of Engineers in 2004. He is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, his M.S. from the University of Maryland, and his B.Tech. with honors from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur; all in aerospace engineering.