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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Naveed Hussain, Vice President & General Manager, Boeing Research & Technology,
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Boeing delivers aerospace technology capabilities that transform markets, capture business opportunity and benefit humanity. Our employees and global partners demonstrate ingenuity and passion when developing innovations that help solve difficult, real-world problems. Teams across the global Boeing network continue to transform how we design and build our products, the systems that enable us to work more efficiently, and the work we do to improve the environmental performance of our products and internal operations. Our legacy is our reliable research rooted in aerospace. Our unbounded innovation places our future within reach. We continually look for innovative ways to improve what we do and break barriers, allowing for new possibilities.

This event is part of the Boeing/Caltech Annual Review and is open only to Caltech students, staff, and faculty.

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About the Speaker

Naveed Hussain is the vice president and general manager of Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T), the advanced central research and development unit of The Boeing Company. As a trusted research, technology and technical leader, BR&T develops innovative technologies that break barriers, enabling the development of future aerospace solutions while improving the cycle time, cost, quality and performance of existing Boeing products and services.

Named to this position in 2018, Hussain leads a team of scientists, technologists, technicians and engineers who collaborate with research and development partners worldwide to solve the aerospace industry's toughest challenges. He has oversight of operations at five research centers in the U.S. including Alabama, California, Missouri, South Carolina and Washington, as well as seven international research centers in Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Russia and South Korea.

Prior to this assignment, Hussain was the vice president of Aeromechanics Technology for Boeing. Previously, he led Platform & Networked Systems Technology for BR&T, launched the BR&T – India research center in Bangalore and directed Boeing Defense, Space, & Security Flight Engineering. He holds six patents and joined the company as a Howard Hughes Doctoral Fellow in 1990.

Hussain earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Stanford University, all in mechanical engineering. He also completed a master's degree in business administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.