Dr. P. A. Menges is a mathematician, aerospace engineer and physicist with twenty years of experience in research, corporate operations and technology development. She is recognized for developing a new class of functional structures and non-photonic quantum computers with applications to spacecraft, morphing wing aircraft, adaptive wind turbines, propulsion, power storage and neuromorphic networks. Dr. Menges has been a consultant to defense contractors as well as a variety of small to medium high-tech companies. She has seven US and Foreign patents for renewable energy, power storage, IoT, and intelligent materials.
Dr. Menges is an author currently completing a space systems book for Springer and a science and technology policy book, Sometimes it Takes a Rocket Scientist Volume 1. Dr. Menges is a Fellow of the NASA Institute of Advanced Concepts (NIAC), a recipient of the Los Alamos Award, IWBC Senior Science Fellow, and senior development advisor for ALI Ohio. She is a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and is a member of the American Physical Society, ASM International, and the American Polar Society. She is active in science and human rights and is a volunteer for American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) On-Call Scientists. Dr. Menges has a FAA Commercial pilot license and is an experienced test pilot and flight test engineer.
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