Director of Engineering and Technology, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Andy Kwas is the technical lead and force behind all space related and additive manufacturing efforts within the NG Technology Services Sector.
Andy has 38 years with TRW/NGC working in advanced space programs specializing in logistics, astrophysics projects and in-space manufacturing. In the prestigious Tech Fellow role, he supports NGC’s key space and logistics customers including NASA, AFRL, NRO, DARPA, Army/SMDC, Space RCO, USMC, and the Navy. Andy is considered one of the prominent additive manufacturing (AM) experts in the country and has produced numerous papers in AM, as well as advanced satellite technology, in-space manufacturing using advanced additive manufacturing techniques, unique logistics solutions, and miniaturization of spacecraft components. His leadership of applying advanced space concepts to a transitional phase is critical to NGC’s success.
Andy is an appointed Research Scholar at the University of New Mexico and is on staff in the Electrical and Computing Engineering Department, supporting satellite and space research. He is on the Technical Advisory Boards for Virginia Tech, U of Michigan, Cornell, and U of New Mexico. Andy Kwas graduated from the University of Michigan in 1978 with two Bachelor degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mechanics, and a Masters degree in 1980 from the University of Missouri Science and Tech in Astrophysics.