Dr. Ajay K. Misra

Deputy Director of the Research and Engineering Dicectorate, NASA Glenn Research Center

Dr. Ajay Misra serves as the Deputy Director of Research and Engineering at NASA’s John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. In this capacity he shares the responsibility with the Director of Research and Engineering for leading Glenn’s research and development competencies in propulsion, materials and structures for extreme environments, communications, power, and physical sciences. Prior to his current position, Dr. Misra served in multiple capacities at NASA, which include Chief of the Materials and Structures Division, Acting Director of the Fundamental Aeronautics Program, and Program Executive for Radioisotope Power Systems Program. He has authored four book chapters and more than sixty publications. For the last several years, Dr. Misra has been actively engaged in the planning and implementation of advanced technology development for electrified aircraft. He has received several prestigious awards including the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executives in Federal Government.