Professor, Cornell University
Dr. Mason Peck is the Stephen J. Fujikawa Professor of Astronautics at Cornell University, where his research and teaching focus on Aerospace Engineering and Systems Engineering. From late 2011 through 2013 he served as NASA’s Chief Technologist, the primary advisor to the NASA Administrator on matters of technology-investment strategy, roadmapping, prioritization, partnerships, intellectual property, and commercialization. His areas of academic expertise include next-generation space-system architectures, mission design, and guidance/navigation/control. His experience extends from early-stage theoretical development through flight hardware and mission operations, working with Boeing, Honeywell, Northrop Grumman, and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.