Irewole "Wally" Orisamolu Associate Director, Advanced Propulsion Technologies Pratt & Whitney

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Dr. Irewole (Wally) Orisamolu is currently the Associate Director for Advanced Propulsion Technologies  at the Pratt & Whitney division of United Technologies Corporation (UTC). In this role, he has responsibility for identifying, prioritizing, planning, and maturing technologies for the next generation of advanced propulsion systems to ensure timely readiness for product insertion. He also has responsibility for developing and nurturing strategic technology partnerships with organizations such as NASA, the FAA, as well as some key international aerospace companies.

Dr. Orisamolu’s professional experience includes research, technology development and technology/innovation management, especially, at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), over the past 20 years. During his tenure at UTC, he has held several leadership and management positions at multiple UTC divisions, including responsibilities for the management of large programs and departments, as well as the development of robust processes for technology management.

Dr. Orisamolu is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), a Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a member of the AIAA Gas Turbine Engine Technical Committee, and a member of the SAE G-11 Committee on Probabilistic Methods. He earned his PhD and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lagos, in Lagos, Nigeria.