Youping Gao, Ph.D.

Discipline Lead, Manufacturing Engineering Associate Fellow

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Dr. Gao is an associate fellow, discipline lead in manufacturing engineering with Aerojet Rocketdyne. He has over 24 years’ experience in various materials and processes development, manufacturing engineering, and technical consulting. Areas of expertise include advanced high-strength alloys development, liquid rocket propulsion programs including Delta II, III, IV, Atlas, Space Shuttle, Linear Aerospike, J-2X, altitude & divert control systems, energy systems, and tunable lasers.