Alumni Profiles

What Starts Here Changes the World.

It's more than a motto. It's what we prove each and every day, as Texas Longhorn Engineers advance discovery and innovation on a global stage. Learn how our alumni are changing the world.

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photo of Michael Baker
BS ASE '75

NASA Astronaut

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BS ASE '55

4th Man to Walk on the Moon/Painter of Space Scenes

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BS ASE ‘07

Senior Aeronautical Engineer, Lockheed Martin - Skunk Works

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BS ASE '13

President, Chaney Aerospace, LLC

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BS ASE '04

Technical Lead Engineer, Bell Helicopter Textron

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ME ASE 1992 

Permanent Professor and Head, Department of Aeronautics

 

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BS ASE '95, MS ASE '99, PhD ASE '00

Aerospace Engineer at NASA-JSC

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BS ASE '60

NASA Astronaut

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BS ASE '87, MS ASE '90, PhD ASE '96

Founder and President, Emergent Space Technologies

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BS ASE '90

Vice President of Corporate Development at Millennium Engineering and Integration Company

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BS ASE '75

Aerospace Engineer Committed to Recruiting More Women in Aerospace

Craig Dorsey
BS ASE '10

Avionics Software Engineer

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BS AE '53, MS AE '54, PhD ASE '60

Improving Defense Technology to Defend Our Country

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BS ASE '90

Protecting Our Country as One of the First Women Fighter Pilots

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BS ASE '02, MS CAM '05, PhD CAM '08

Assistant Professor, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Clinic

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MS ASE '87

Designing New Systems Engineering Courses for UT Aerospace

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BS ASE '85

High School Pre-Engineering Teacher

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BS ASE '66

Former Senior Research Associate, ExxonMobile, Student Projects Donor

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BS ASE '69

X-43 and Hyper-X Concept Development

photo of Terry HIll next to space suit
BS ASE '96, MS ASE '98

NASA Engineering Project Manager for the Constellation Space Suit System

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BS ASE '08

NASA Postdoctoral Researcher, Astromaterials Research & Exploration Science (ARES) Group

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BS ASE '03

Guidance & Navigation Engineer at Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control

photo of Valori Leinmiller with family
BS ASE '04

Cockrell School Outstanding Young Engineering Graduate

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BS AE '50

Retired Design Engineer

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MS ASE '81

NASA Astronaut

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BS ASE '80

Cofounder of Millennium Engineering and Integration

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BS ASE '93

President and Founder, Apollo Endosurgery

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BS ASE '77, MS ASE '87

Branch Chief of WB-57F Program

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BS ASE '94

From Austin to Antimatter

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Ph.D. ASE ’07

European Astronaut

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BS ASE ‘14

Flight Data Engineer, GE Aviation

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BS ASE '93

Appointed to the Pentagon to serve in the J-8 Directorate

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BS ASE '90

Executive Vice President of consumer products at Contour Inc.

photo of Craig Alan Phillips
BS (Honors) ASE 1981 

Chief for Missile Integration 

 

Andrew Pritchard
BS ASE '11

Design Engineer

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BS ASE ‘08

Engineering Director, Intelligent Airports

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MS ASE ‘96

Platform Systems Engineer for Iridium Satellite Constellation and Block 1 & NEXT Space Vehicles

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BS ASE 2014 

ISS Robotics Systems Engineer  

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BS ASE '13

Mission Operations Downlink Systems Engineer for Mars 2020 Rover, NASA JPL

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BS ASE '83

Former Manager, International Space Station Program

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MS ASE'71

In Search of Amelia

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BS ASE '10

Space Systems Engineer, TASC

Robert Wallsgrove
BS ASE ‘02, ME ASE ‘04

Aerospace Corporation

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BS ASE '10

Master Model LEGO Builder

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BS ASE '65

Retired Engineer, Program Manager, and Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing

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BS ASE '95

Associate Professor, ME, The University of Texas

Craig Dorsey
BS ASE '97, MS ASE '00

Director of the Division Programs and Innovations Office, Jacobs Engineering

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BS ASE ‘65, MS ASE ‘68

Retired Regional Director, Marketing

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BS ASE ‘65, MS ASE ‘67

Retired Senior Engineering Manager

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BS ASE '72

Distinguished Engineering Graduate

photo of Stephanie Wilson in spacesuit
MS ASE ’92

NASA Astronaut

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BS ASE '62

Retired Aerospace Consultant

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BS ASE '49

Builder of the UT Flying Saucer