Kenneth M. Chadwick

Dr. Kenneth M. Chadwick is a senior staff member of the Rapid Prototyping Group. Since joining Lincoln Laboratory in 2000, Chadwick has participated in studies on directed energy countermeasures and hybrid airships, managed programs in the development and flight testing of a variety of missile defense payloads, and directed a long-term program to design, fabricate, integrate, and flight test an instrumented boosted target for an airborne laser. He has also served as an assistant and associate leader of the Aerospace Engineering Group.

As part of a 2009 to 2011 assignment to the United States Military Academy (USMA), Chadwick established a research center operated under USMA's Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering and sponsored by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC). The mission of the center is to promote and provide academic research opportunities for cadets and faculty, both civilian and military. As director of the center, he supervised the construction of laboratory space for experimental and computational research, developed undergraduate courses, and established an externally funded research program and summer academic internships with other institutions and military sites.

Prior to working at the Laboratory, Chadwick was a principal scientist and head of the Aerospace Sciences Department at the Calspan Corporation in Buffalo, New York. An Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), he has been active in the Thermophysics Technical Committee of the AIAA.

Chadwick holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University and MS and PhD degrees in aerospace engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.