Dr. Jeffrey M. Mendoza is an aerospace scientist with more than 25 years of developing innovative technologies, earning him awards from organizations such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (better known as NASA) and Raytheon Technologies. Currently he is a technical fellow in the Acoustics/Thermal Fluid Science Department at the United Technologies Research Center, a global network of research facilities focusing on advancements in the fields of building equipment and the aerospace industry.
Born and raised in Mesa and graduating from Westwood High School, Jeffrey says attending Mesa Community College helped define his career path, changing his major from mathematics to his current passion of aerospace engineering. His work includes developing aircraft technologies and measurement and modeling tools targeting environmentally friendly flight for the commercial aviation industry as well as stealth technology for military aircraft. He is a Technical Fellow at Raytheon Technologies and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
He has served on the American Helicopter Society’s Technical Committee, Industrial Advisory Council for Purdue University’s Herrick Labs, and the Center for Acoustics and Vibration at Penn State University. Earning his doctorate in aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, he has been associate faculty at Arizona State University where he taught multiple aerospace engineering classes; adjunct faculty at MCC, teaching a software course for engineers; and an instructor at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Suffolk Community College.
Jeffery has published more than 30 articles in journals and presented at conferences; been an invited speaker at numerous academic and industrial settings; and holds multiple patents in the areas of noise reduction, advanced materials, and manufacturing.
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