Title: Aerospace Engineer
Company: Jacobs Engineering Inc.
Location: Cullman, Alabama, United States
Martin Matthew McGrath, Aerospace Engineer at Jacobs Engineering Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of aerospace engineering.
Mr. McGrath enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1959 and his military service brought him to Huntsville, Alabama. The Saturn 5 was built and tested in Huntsville, and NASA and the U.S. Army were the two biggest employers there. This, combined with Mr. McGrath’s interest in space and science fiction, compelled him to pursue employment in the field of science, and he became an avionics technical associate for the Apollo Saturn Manned Lunar Landing with IBM from 1966 to 1980. Mr. McGrath has been instrumental to numerous projects. He has served as the lead engineer for Electromagnetic Compatibility Space Shuttle and the Ares I-X Flight Test Vehicle for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, as well as serving as chief of flight evaluation for Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Systems Engineering. He has since held other roles and serves as an electromagnetic effects subject matter expert for space shuttle and space launch systems, in addition to his work as an aerospace engineer for Jacobs Engineering Inc.
Widely recognized for his success, Mr. McGrath has been lauded with awards such as the NASA Youth Achievement Award for Group Achievement with the Stages of Development Flight Instrumentation Team in 2018. He has also won awards for the success of Ares I-X’s development, installation, and launch as well as a Silver Snoopy Astronaut Award and a Space Shuttle Challenger Investigation Award. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and was the Electromagnetic Compatibility Society Chapter Chair of Huntsville from 2016 to 2017. As a testament to his success, Mr. McGrath has been featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America.
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