Timothy Dominick Chair, AIAA Public Policy Committee, and Staff Engineer, Northrop Grumman


Timothy Dominick is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and chairs the AIAA Public Policy Committee (PPC).  Prior to serving as Chair, he spent three years as co-chair of the PPC Advocacy Working Group, one year as Chair of the PPC Space Subcommittee, two years as Vice-Chair of the PPC Space Subcommittee, and five years as a general member of the PPC.  Mr. Dominick is also active in AIAA’s Regions and Sections.  He served for 10 years as the AIAA Region One Deputy Director of Public Policy and has held positions of Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Public Policy Chair, Young Professional Chair, Education Chair, and Honors and Awards Chair within the Award Winning AIAA Delaware Section.  Mr. Dominick is the 2019 AIAA Engineer of the Year and was awarded the AIAA Sustained Service Award in 2018.

Outside of AIAA, Mr. Dominick is a Staff Engineer at Northrop Grumman Defense Systems in Elkton, MD.  Mr. Dominick began working for Northrop Grumman in June of 2004 and has served as a leading expert on multiple programs in the areas of high-temperature materials and thermal analysis, including being the Lead Analyst for NASA’s Orion Launch Abort System Attitude Control Motor.  Previously, he was employed by Fiber Materials, Inc. in Biddeford, Maine as a developer of high-temperature composite materials as they apply to rocket nozzles and heatshields.  Mr. Dominick earned a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1996.  His other awards include the 2018 Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC) Visionary Award for Leadership, a nominee for the 2016 Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation (RNASA) Stellar Award, and the National Defense Service Medal with the United States Air Force.

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