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.
Chris Magee talks about the Singapore University of Technology and Design: “Christopher Magee Interview: Impressions of Singapore” - Global Economic Intersection – August 21, 2011
Chris Magee and Dr. Heebyung Koh Win
2006 Elsevier Prize – February
Christopher Magee Honored with ESD
Educational Excellence Award – October
Gives Three Best Paper Awards to MIT
– August 13, 2004