Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Retired
Research Professor at the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California
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Alexis C. Livanos is the former corporate vice president and chief technology officer for Northrop
Grumman. He is currently the Research Professor at the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering,
University of Southern California. As corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Space
Technology, Livanos was responsible for the strategic direction and operations of the sector, which
developed a broad range of systems at the leading edge of space, defense, and electronics technology.
Prior to that, Livanos served as sector vice president and general manager for two divisions within
the company's Electronic Systems sector, the Systems Development and Technology and Space Sensors
Before joining Northrop Grumman in 2003, Livanos served as executive vice president of Boeing
Satellite Systems, where he was responsible for technology, engineering, manufacturing, supply chain
management, and strategic relationships and ventures. He also served as deputy general manager for the
former TRW Electronic Systems and Technology Division and later as executive vice president of
operations for Space Systems/Loral, driving the development of high-power, high-performance satellites.
During his career, Livanos has participated in the successful launch of 46 satellites and has more
than 30 years experience in research and applications in the fields of microelectronics, solid-state
physics, electro-optics and signal processing.
Livanos earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, a master's degree in engineering
science, and a Ph.D. in engineering science and physics from the California Institute of Technology.
He also taught applied physics at Caltech for two years as a post-doctorate fellow.
In 2008, Livanos was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering. That year he also received
the Caltech Distinguished Alumni Award, the International von Karman Wings Award from the Aerospace
Historical Society, and the IS Executive Leadership Award given by the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
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Coye, Molly Joel
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Fowler, T. Kenneth
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