William J. Emrich, Jr.

William J. Emrich, Jr.

Dr. Emrich has worked at the NASA Marshall Center for over 27 years, starting in 1987 in Software Quality Assurance. Now a Senior Engineer, Emrich is working at the forefront of research that is propelling America’s journey to Mars. Emrich conceived, designed and now operates the megawatt-class Nuclear Thermal Rocket Element Environment Simulator. In 2015, he became the second Marshall team member to win the coveted AIAA Engineer of the Year award. The award is presented to a member of AIAA who has made a recent individual contribution in the application of scientific and mathematical principles leading to a significant accomplishment or event. He earned numerous college degrees including a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology; a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and a doctorate in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where he now teaches nuclear rocket propulsion for the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and mentors young engineers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Engineer, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA

Book

Author: William Emrich, Jr. Release Date: 01 Aug 2016
Print Book:
USD 127.50
USD 150.00
Author: William Emrich, Jr. Release Date: 01 Aug 2016
eBook:
USD 127.50
USD 150.00