Dr. AnnaMaria McGowan is NASA's Technical Fellow for Complex Systems Design, leading the Agency's initiatives to develop methodologies for designing and engineering complex systems.
As a Senior Technologist (ST), she served as an Agency technical advisor and the principal strategist for collaborating with external leaders to advance interdisciplinary research, design, and development of aerospace and nonaerospace methodologies that address increasing complexities in aerospace systems.
She has led and managed several large multidisciplinary aeronautics research projects that include military and commercial aerospace vehicles with advance technologies such as innovative highlift; micro flow control; tailored, lightweight wing concepts, biologicallyinspired flight, and extreme short takeoff and landing.
Recently Dr. McGowan served as the Project Manager of NASA's Convergent Aeronautics Solutions (CAS) Project. CAS is a central part of NASA's strategic vision for transformation in global air mobility, seeking to cultivate multidisciplinary, revolutionary concepts and harness convergence in aeronautics and nonaeronautics technologies.
Anna has a B.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University, an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Old Dominion University and a Ph.D. in Design Science from the University of Michigan.