Sandeep Shah, NASA Huntsville, AL.

Dr. Sandeep R Shah


Dr. Shah is currently the Deputy Branch Chief of the Metals Engineering Branch at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. The branch activities cover manned space flight launch vehicle (Space Shuttle, Crew Launch Vehicle, X33) support in the areas of Materials, Processing, and Manufacturing. The branch has 42 civil service employees and 12 contractor employees. Prior to this he was the team lead of the Diagnostics and Failure Analysis team which was responsible in providing analytical services to various programs (External Tank, Solid Rocket Booster, Reusable Solid Rocket Motor, Space Shuttle Manin Engine, Orbiter, Space Station, In Space Resource Utilization, X-programs) on site. He also managed a $10M state-of-the-art diagnostics facility.


Prior to joining NASA Dr. Shah worked as principal engineer for Lockheed Martin Manned Space Systems in the development of Super Light Weight Shuttle External Tank. Dr. Shah has a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, has authored and co-authored several publications, and has been invited to give several talks. He is the recipient of several awards including NASA Research and Technology Award, NASA Space Act Award, and Manned Space Flight Launch Honoree. He holds one patent.