Michael Winter Senior Fellow, Advanced Technology Pratt & Whitney


As the Senior Fellow for Advanced Technology at Pratt & Whitney, Michael Winter leads the company’s technology portfolio internally and represent it externally. He has served as Director of Systems & Controls Engineering (SCE) at United Technologies Corporation, a world-wide corporation supplying a broad range of high-technology products and services to the fast-growing aerospace and building industries. Leading the SCE organization, he provided UTC’s business units with the Model-Based Digital Thread tools needed to deliver the complex cyber-physical systems at the core of UTC products. 

In over 30 years with UTC (now RTX), Michael has made contributions working with fuel cells, lasers, and combustion & propulsion systems. As Chief Engineer for Technology at Pratt & Whitney, he led the Company’s technology portfolio. He was also responsible for development of the Pratt & Whitney Technical Career Ladder and for leading the Fellows Program, which recognizes the company’s top technical experts. Earlier, Michael served at United Technologies Research Center as Director of the Flight Systems Program, with responsibility for advanced technology for Hamilton Sundstrand and Sikorsky Aircraft. 

Michael holds a Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science and Master of Philosophy degrees from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University. He has authored of more than 40 patents and more than 50 published technical articles. 

Michael has served on the advisory board of the Engineering Schools at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He also served on the National Research Council Board of Assessment of the National Academies, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA), and as chairman of the Aerospace Industry Association (AIA) Environmental Committee and Technical Operations Council.