H. Kevin Rivers Associate Center Director, Technical NASA Langley Research Center


Mr. Rivers is the Associate Center Director, Technical, at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Langley. Mr. Rivers leads strategy and transformation of the center’s technical capabilities to assure NASA’s future mission success. He is particularly focused on accelerating Langley’s internal and external collaborations as well as the infusion of digital technologies that will be critical for the Center to thrive as a modern federal laboratory in an ever more digitally-enabled, hyper-connected, fast-paced, and globally-competitive world.

During his 27-year career at NASA-Langley, Mr. Rivers has served as research engineer, project technical lead, branch head, project manager, and Deputy Director and Director of the Research Directorate, Langley’s largest and most diverse organization. In these prior assignments, he led the development of advanced structures technologies for future spacecraft, an on-orbit repair for the Space Shuttle wing-leading-edge, and the integrated vehicle design and analysis for the historic Ares 1-X flight test that flew in November 2009.

Mr. Rivers earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Mississippi State University and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering at Old Dominion University.

Mr. Rivers has authored many technical articles and also holds numerous letters of patent.