Northrop Grumman Corporation
David Liaw is the Corporate University Relationship Manager for the East Region for Northrop Grumman Corporation. In this role, David is responsible for establishing and maintaining effective university, faculty, and student relationships to foster in-depth knowledge of high potential students, key faculty, and key faculty/research relationships for the six Enterprise Universities in his region. His responsibilities entail initiating, growing, coordinating, integrating, and synchronizing Corporate and Sector engagements with the universities and student organizations in line with the Enterprise University strategies, as well as understanding the research strengths of the various Enterprise Universities in his region and how they align with the research interests and needs of Northrop Grumman by working closely with the Corporate and Sector Technology organizations. David Liaw joined Northrop Grumman in 2013 through the selective Future Technical Leaders program, a featured rotational program that looks to recruit, identify, and groom the next generation of technology visionaries through three one-year rotations throughout the enterprise and country. In his three years with the company, he has progressed from working in business process development and user interface development on a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services contract to working in Systems Engineering Integration & Test on a large classified program in Redondo Beach, California. Most recently, David worked in the Corporate Engineering office directly supporting the Corporate Director of Engineering and the Vice President of Corporate Programs, Quality, and Engineering. In this role he developed, strengthened, and executed the Corporate Engineering strategy, priorities, and initiatives with a strong focus on Systems Engineering. David earned Bachelor’s of Science, Master’s of Science, and Doctorate Degrees from the University of Michigan in Electrical Engineering with a focus in Electromagnetics with research conducted in Space Sciences and Plasma Sciences. His graduate work focused on particle in cell simulations of charged particle thrusters and other microthrusters for nanospacecraft.