George Nacouzi

George Nacouzi

Senior Engineer; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School

George Nacouzi, a senior engineer at RAND, supports projects principally within Project AIR FORCE and the National Security Research Division. He is also a member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty. Some of his current research interests include assessing the performance of space systems including resiliency, commercial space contribution to national security, on-orbit mission needs, traditional and non-traditional space domain awareness (SDA), space resilience, small satellite applications including proliferated LEO (PLEO), hypersonic missiles, nuclear command, control and communications (NC3) systems, missile defense systems, counter-proliferation strategies, and effects of evolving technologies on strategic stability. Prior to joining RAND, he worked as a senior systems engineer at TRW and then Northrop Grumman, where he performed system and mission analyses of space and missile defense systems. Nacouzi was also a senior technnical staff in the aeorthemal analysis department and led groups involved in rocket propulsion, reentry analysis and mission analysis. He has also been a lecturer at the University of California, San Diego, and taught space related courses at Northrop Grumman. Nacouzi received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.


B.S. in aero/astro engineering, CSU Poly (Pomona); M.S. in aerospace engineering, UCLA; Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, UCI



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