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Gerald Feder
Senior Project Engineer
Kearfott Corporation, Guidance & Navigation Division

After graduating from Rutgers with a B.S. in mechanical engineering, Mr. Feder launched his career as a compressor aerodynamics analytical engineer working for Pratt & Whitney in West Palm Beach, Florida, with frequent travel to their East Hartford, Connecticut, location. His responsibilities included the design, development, 2D/3D computer modeling and experimental testing of military turbojet/turbofan axial compression systems for various applications, including the F-14, F-15 and F-16 fighter jets. After pursuing and earning his M.S. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, he accepted a position with Singer-Kearfott (now Kearfott Corporation, Guidance and Navigation) in Little Falls, NJ, as an engineering specialist in the inertial components group, focusing on the design, development and manufacturing of high-accuracy, dynamically tuned gyroscopes. The Space Shuttle, Trident missile, Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite, B-2 stealth bomber and the M1-A2 Abrams tank are some of the programs to which he has contributed that utilize these gyroscopes.

It is with great pride that he accepted the opportunity to join the Rutgers University department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Industrial Advisory Board as a means to give back to the institution that enabled him to enjoy both an exciting and successful career.