Kenneth Horn

Kenneth Horn
Adjunct Senior Engineer


M.S. in mechanical engineering, Rice University; B.A. in mechanical engineering, Rice University; Ph.D. in aero/astro engineering, Stanford University


Kenneth Horn is an adjunct senior engineer at RAND Corporation. During his 45 years at RAND, he has held various research and management positions, including director of the Force Development and Technology Program at RAND Arroyo Center; project leader in the Arroyo Center, Project AIR FORCE, and the National Defense Research Institute; associate director of the Acquisition and Technology Policy Center in the National Security Research Division; and head of the Engineering and Applied Sciences Department. Prior to joining RAND, Horn worked at the Aerospace Corporation, both in the research laboratories and a satellite program office. Also, he worked briefly at the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, TX. He has published 124 technical reports and 11 journal articles on topics that include acquisition strategies, technology assessments, collaborative R&D, space systems, and recently, unmanned aircraft systems and lightening body armor. Horn received his B.A. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from Rice University and his Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University.