Brad King

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Brad King's two decades in the space field and many professional awards recognize his research contributions in propulsion.

n 2002, he founded Aerophysics Inc., a closely held company that has delivered intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance solutions to government customers from multiple agencies. A year later, President George W. Bush awarded him the Presidential Early Career Award, “for innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and for the exceptional potential to shape the future.” It is the highest U.S. honor bestowed on scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.

Since then, he has served on numerous NASA, Department of Defense, and intelligence community advisory panels; has published over 100 papers on space propulsion systems; and is currently a principal investigator on three satellite missions. King holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan.