- You are here:
Sandra Magnus Elected as NAE Fellow
Sandra Magnus has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) newest class. Magnus (MSE, 1996) is a professor of the practice with joint appointments in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), and the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. She is currently a principal at AstroPlanetview LLC and is being recognized by NAE for “national accomplishments in the U.S. civil space program and in Department of Defense engineering and technology integration.”
As a NASA astronaut, Magnus flew to space three times and spent 157 days in orbit. Before joining NASA, Magnus worked for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company as a stealth engineer. After retiring as an astronaut, she served as executive director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Earlier this month, AIAA announced Magnus as an AIAA Fellow, which is awarded to preeminent individuals who have had long and highly contributory careers in aerospace and who embody the highest possible standards in aeronautics and astronautics.
Magnus is joined by joined by Georgia Tech faculty members Christopher Jones (ChBE) and Nick Sahinidis (ISye/ChBE) as inductees of the newly elected class and will be formally inducted during the NAE’s annual meeting in October.