George J Saad currently works at NASA Glenn Research Center’s (GRC) Research and Engineering Directorate under the Power Division’s Diagnostics and Electromagnetics Branch as Electronic Instrumentation Systems Engineer. George has been in the instrumentation field for 39 years, starting as an Air Force Avionic Conventional Instrumentation Systems Technician, leaving active duty in 1988 continuing his education he was hired at Lewis Research Center (now GRC) in 1989 as an Instrument Maker working in the Research Instrumentation Systems and Technology (RIST) Branch. While working in RIST and also, serving in the Air Force Reserves, he continued his education receiving an Associate in Mechanical Engineering / Mechanical Technology (1992), an Associate in Avionics Systems Technology (1999) and shortly after retiring from the A.F. Reserves in 2004, finally completing in 2006 with Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering / Mechanical Technology Degree. He applied and was accepted into an Electrics Engineering position and has been working in that role since.
Since becoming an Engineer, George has served in many capacities; as Lead Engineer of the Manufacturing Inspection Team in support of NASA’s Ares I-X Upper Stage Simulator (USS) Development Team, Ground Support Equipment Lead for; Communications, Navigation, and Networking reconfigurable Testbed / Space Communications and Navigation (CoNNeCT/ScaN) and Spacecraft Fire Safety (Saffire). Has served as Integration Manager for High Ice Water Content (HIWC) and temporary Icing Project Manager. Current project involvement are Flow Boiling Condensate Experiment (FBCE), X-57 Maxwell development support, and Saffire II.
George is originally from Lakewood, Ohio a suburb west of Cleveland. Currently he lives in Randolph Township in Portage County, southeast of Cleveland with his wife of 17 years, and son and daughter.