Kelly Griendling

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Dr. Kelly Griendling is a lecturer in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering.  Before joining the AE School she was a senior project manager at Georgia’s Center of Innovation for Aerospace where she provided data analytics and technical expertise in support of Georgia’s aerospace industry. Before that, she was the chief of the Advanced Systems Engineering division for the AE School's Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL), where she managed a portfolio of research specializing in developing advanced methodologies for large, complex challenges in aerospace, and defense. 

She founded the Science, Technology, and Engineering Pipeline (STEP) program, which creates engineering internships for Georgia high school students. She was the outreach coordinator for Georgia Tech’s first DARPA-funded MENTOR program and was the lead for curriculum development for the second MENTOR program. She earned her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech, and was a Sam Nunn Security Fellow during her graduate studies. 


AE Multidisciplinary Research Areas:

  • System of Systems and Complex Systems Integration


B.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2006, Georgia Institute of Technology; M.S. Aerospace Engineering, 2008, Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, 2011, Georgia Institute of Technology;

Distinctions & Awards

School of Aerospace Engineering Most Valuable Professor Award, 2023;