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Dr. Michael D. Griffin

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Local Address: Arlington, Virginia, United States
Schafer Corporation
321 Billerica Road
Chelsmford, Massachusetts 01824
United States

Company Description: Schafer provides research, development, test and evaluation, modeling and analysis of 21st century technology applications in the growing markets of laboratory...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • academic degrees
    University of Southern California
  • Ph.D. , Aerospace Engineering
    University of Maryland
  • bachelor's degree , physics
    Johns Hopkins University
  • master's degree , aerospace science
    Catholic University of America
  • master's degree , electrical engineering
    University of Southern California
  • master's degree , applied physics
    Johns Hopkins University
  • master's degree , Civil Engineering
    George Washington University
  • master's degree , business administration
    Loyola College
194 Total References
Web References
Board of Directors : The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 19 Oct 2014 [cached]
Dr. Michael Griffin University of Alabama in Huntsville 128 Intracoastal Drive Madison, AL 35758-9424 202.431.2565
AIAA Leadership : The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 19 Oct 2014 [cached]
Immediate Past President, Dr. Michael Griffin, The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), for 2014-2016
S T R A T O L A U N C H - S Y S T E M S, 25 May 2014 [cached]
Mike Griffin
Mike Griffin, Board Member
Nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate, Michael Griffin began his duties as the 11th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on April 14, 2005.
Prior to being nominated as NASA administrator, Griffin was serving as Space Department Head at Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. He was previously President and Chief Operating Officer of In-Q-Tel, Inc., and also served in several positions within Orbital Sciences Corporation, Dulles, Virginia, including Chief Executive Officer of Orbital's Magellan Systems Division and General Manager of the Space Systems Group.
Earlier in his career, Griffin served as chief engineer and as associate administrator for exploration at NASA, and as deputy for technology at the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, and George Washington University, where he taught courses in spacecraft design, applied mathematics, guidance and navigation, compressible flow, computational fluid dynamics, spacecraft attitude control, astrodynamics and introductory aerospace engineering. He is the lead author of more than two dozen technical papers, as well as the textbook, "Space Vehicle Design".
A registered professional engineer in Maryland and California, Griffin is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the International Academy of Astronautics, an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), a Fellow of the American Astronautical Society, and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He is a recipient of the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, the AIAA Space Systems Medal, and the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given to a non-government employee.
Griffin received a bachelor's degree in physics from Johns Hopkins University, a master's degree in aerospace science from Catholic University of America; a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland; a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California; a master's degree in applied physics from Johns Hopkins University; a master's degree in business administration from Loyola College; and a master's degree in Civil Engineering from George Washington University. He is a certified flight instructor with instrument and multiengine ratings.
X PRIZE Team, 12 Nov 2014 [cached]
Michael Griffin
Michael Griffin, former NASA Administrator and current Rocket City Space Pioneers team member, talks about how he got started in the space business, his role at UAHuntsville, commercial space initiatives during his tenure at NASA, NASA data purchase from commercial Moon missions, and the best business case for going to the Moon.
Soft Skills - Dr.G.John, 25 July 2014 [cached]
Michael Griffin
Chief of NASA (USA).
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