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Annalisa L. Weigel

Charles Stark Draper Career Development Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems

Dr. Weigel’s research interests include aerospace policy and economics, aerospace systems architecting and design, innovation and change dynamics in the aerospace industry, and systems engineering. She began her professional career as an engineer at Adroit Systems, first supporting the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office as an analyst for manned and unmanned platforms. Later, she worked in support of the Department of Defense Space Architect Office during its stand-up and initial space system architecture design studies in the areas of satellite communications, satellite operations, and launch on demand. After completing her Ph.D., Annalisa worked for a year as a research associate at Lehman Brothers in New York City before returning to MIT to join the faculty.

She received an SB (1994) and SM (2000) in Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a Ph.D. (2002) in Technology, Management and Policy from MIT. She also received a second SB (1995) in Science, Technology and Society from MIT, and an MA (1998) in International Relations from George Washington University.

Dr. Weigel was elected AIAA Associate Fellow in 2007.

Selected Publications:

Paper presented at the 2004 Engineering Systems Symposium:
> Co-Author of Monograph Chapter "Uncertainty Management for Engineering Systems Planning and Design"

Related News:

Professor Annalisa Weigel appointed to Charles Stark Draper Career Development Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, effective July 1, 2009. The Draper chair was established in 1975 by friends of Dr. Draper to recognize his outstanding achievements in engineering, public service, and teaching.

Annalisa Weigel honored with Henry B. Kane '24 Award – October 10, 2007

Weigel elected AIAA Associate Fellow – September 27, 2007

Weigel appointed Hunsacker Career Development Professor – June 28, 2007

Weigel Honored with Lobdell Award – December 2, 2004

Annalisa L. Weigel

Contact info:

Annalisa L. Weigel
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Building 33-404
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

Email to: alweigel "at"


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