Jeanne Yu Senior Technologist, Sky for All Chief Strategist NASA Aeronautics


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Jeanne Yu is a NASA senior technologist co-leading NASA’s Sky for All Vision for the pathway to an adaptive and intelligent mid-21st century airspace system. In her strategy role, she collaborates across the federal government, industry and internationally to shift paradigms towards open architectures and collective innovation to enable greater mobility, sustainability, and U.S. economic growth. Technology capabilities to realize Sky for All require development of cutting-edge autonomy, AI/ML, digital engineering, and advanced systems of systems engineering. 

Previously, Yu was the Director for Technology Integration overseeing new product research and development for Boeing Commercial Airplanes Product Development. As the Environmental Performance Director in 2007, Yu created the ecoDemonstrator Program, a flight test program flying never-flown technologies spurring sustainability improvements.  The program recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, having performed flight tests with over 200 technologies on nine aircraft, including 737, 787, 777, 757 and an Embraer E170. 

Prior, Yu was the Senior Manager for Environmental Performance developing environmental technologies for emissions, aircraft energy, noise, cabin environment, materials and processes. Earlier in her career, efforts include integration of technologies for the 787 Dreamliner Cabin environment and responsibilities as a manager for aircraft Environmental Control Systems.

Yu began her career as a thermal analyst at Sandia National Laboratories.

Yu received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in Thermosciences from Stanford University. 

Jeanne strives to Lean Forward, Learn Continuously and Lead with Courageous Optimism.