Mr. Wayne Hurwitz is a Northrop Grumman Associate Technical Fellow and the Aerospace Systems Sector Multi-disciplinary Design, Analysis & Optimization (MDO) Team Lead with over 30 years of industry experience, a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Hurwitz has extensive aircraft and propulsion system design and integration experience having served as an IPT leader or manager on several aircraft development and upgrade programs, including the T-38/F-5, F-20, TSSAM, B-2, F/A-18, X-47A, F-35 and most recently NUCAS. After receiving his Master’s degree, Mr. Hurwitz worked for General Electric’s Small Engine Business Group in Lynn, MA. He moved to Los Angeles in 1984, where he worked for Northrop Grumman for 16 years, including several years as manager of the Advanced Propulsion organization. Mr. Hurwitz rejoined Northrop Grumman in 2010 after 10 years at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, CT. While at Pratt & Whitney, he served in various roles, including manager of F119/F135 Operability, IPT lead for the F-35 Lift Fan, and manger of Pratt & Whitney's Vehicle Systems & Mission Analysis group, where he worked on next generation systems for both military and commercial aircraft applications. Mr. Hurwitz is an AIAA Associate Fellow and serves on several AIAA and SAE industry committees, including the AIAA Technical Activities Committee (TAC), AIAA Propulsion & Energy Group, TAC Liaison to the AIAA Publications Committee and the SAE S-16 Committee on Turbine Engine Inlet Flow Distortion.