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John M. Lacontora

Dr. John Lacontora

Associate Research Professor

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John M. Lacontora


PhD and MS, New Jersey Institute of Technology

BS, Roger Williams University

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Research Interests

The development, operation and support of unmanned aircraft systems, personal transportation systems, and intelligent maintenance systems.


John Lacontora is currently an Associate Research Professor at Drexel University in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics. He is a retired US Army officer who served a majority of his military career in ground vehicle systems support and managed applied research projects in Advanced Diagnostic Tools, Collaborative Virtual Environments, Performance Support Systems and Training Simulations. He held management and engineering positions at The Boeing Company, Booz Allen Hamilton and at the Janus Research Group. He received his PhD in Information Systems and MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.