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Christopher L. Magee

Professor of the Practice of Engineering Systems
Co-Director, International Design Centre, Singapore University of Technology & Design

Christopher L. Magee is Professor, Engineering Systems Division, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Co-Director, International Design Centre, Singapore University of Technology & Design.

Prior to joining MIT, he held a number of positions at Ford Motor Company from 1966 to 2001. For example:

  • Senior Research Scientist and then Manager, Materials Science Department
  • Director, Vehicle Systems Engineering
  • Executive Director, Programs and Advanced Engineering, with global responsibility for all major technically deep areas involved in Ford’s Product Development Organization

He has made important contributions to the understanding of the transformation, structure and strength of ferrous materials; to lightweight materials development and implementation; pioneered experimental work on high-rate structural collapse aimed at vehicle crashworthiness; and adapted systems engineering to the modern automotive design process. His recent research has emphasized innovation and technology development in complex systems. He has won 2 best paper awards in his early research career (1971,1972) and two in his recent research (2004 and 2006). He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for contributions to advanced vehicle development (1997), is a Ford Technical Fellow (1996), and is a fellow of ASM.

He has a B.S. and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Metallurgy and Materials Science, Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University), and an M.B.A. from Michigan State University.

Selected Publications:

Paper presented at the 2004 Engineering Systems Symposium:
> Co-Author of Monograph Chapter "The Influence of Architecture in Engineering Systems"

Related News:

Chris Magee talks about the Singapore University of Technology and Design: “Christopher Magee Interview: Impressions of Singapore” - Global Economic Intersection – August 21, 2011

Prof. Chris Magee and Dr. Heebyung Koh Win 2006 Elsevier Prize – February 22, 2007

Prof. Christopher Magee Honored with ESD Educational Excellence Award – October 31, 2005

INCOSE Gives Three Best Paper Awards to MIT – August 13, 2004

Christopher L. Magee

Contact info:

Christopher L. Magee
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Building E38-450
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

Phone: 617.252.1077
Email to: cmagee "at"

Professor Magee's
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