Jackie Gish
Jackie Gish
Retired Director of Advanced Technology, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Glendale, CA
Joined LinkEngineering on 02/24/2015
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Jacqueline Gish (NAE) is retired Director of Advanced Technology, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. She joined TRW, now the Northrop Grumman Corporation, in 1978 as a member of the technical staff in the Space & Electronics Group. During her long, accomplished career at Northrop Grumman, she has been a department manager, program manager, business development lead, and director of laser technology development. Among her accomplishments, she developed diagnostics for plasma and laser programs and then led efforts on chemical lasers and solid state lasers. She received the highest honor her peers can bestow by being elected a Fellow of the Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS); she was the first woman to be elected a DEPS fellow. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is widely recognized for her significant contributions to the development of high-energy lasers. Dr. Gish volunteers as a mentor in the MOSTE (Motivating Our Students through Experience) program, which matches middle and high school girls from disadvantaged areas with professional women and also volunteers at Caltech as a mentor for graduate students. She received her BA from UCLA, an MA in business administration from USC, and her PhD in Chemical Physics from Caltech in 1976. 
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