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2003 Engineering Leader of the Year

George Law, Chief Engineer of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

George LawChief Engineer of the Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter X-35 Demonstration Aircraft, Dr. George Law, Jr. was a key member of the team responsible for a federal contract of $200 billion, which at the time was the largest ever awarded. The Joint Strike Fighter served as the new face of the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marines, and the descendant of this design, F-35 Lightening II, is still being produced today. Dr. Law and his team were honored for their work with the 2002 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Aircraft Design Award.

Dr. Law later served as the Chief Engineer for the F-22 Combined Test Force-Flight Sciences at Edwards Air Force Base in California. He received his bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees from Drexel University’s Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics program in 1976, 1978 and 1981 respectively.