The Robotics Institute
RI | Seminar | April 4

Robotics Institute Seminar, April 4
Time and Place | Seminar Abstract | Speaker Biography | Speaker Appointments

Creating the Future of Aerospace

Robert Krieger
President of Boeing Phantom Works

Time and Place

Scaife Hall 125
Talk 2:45 pm
Refreshments after the seminar


What is the world's largest aerospace company doing to create the future? In this discussion, you will learn how Boeing Phantom Works, the advanced research and development organization, has become the catalyst for innovation across the Boeing enterprise. By working with the company's business units Phantom Works provides advanced solutions and innovative, breakthrough technologies that reduce cycle time and cost while improving the quality and performance of aerospace products and services. Dr. Krieger, the president of Phantom Works, will talk about strategies, major challenges, and key opportunities for creating the future of aerospace. He will also describe what it takes to be an engineer on the cutting edge of technologies and advanced systems that will change the face of the 21st century.

Speaker Biography

Robert Krieger is the president of Boeing Phantom Works, the advanced research and development organization of The Boeing Company. Phantom Works is dedicated to advancing the companys competitiveness through technology development, process improvement and new product development. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon with a PhD in Applied Space Sciences (a combined curriculum of Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering courses) in 1968, he began his first assignment in aerospace engineering with McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis analyzing reentry vehicle flow fields and electromagnetic effects. During his 35 years with McDonnell Douglas and now Boeing, he has held a variety of positions. He was Chief Engineer for the aircraft and missile business, ran an engineering technology division, was responsible for the AV-8B and Navy Missile production programs, was configuration manager for the National Aerospace Plan, and lead teams to develop high performance missile concepts, computerized configuration synthesis tools and aerodynamic prediction techniques.

Krieger has published over 40 papers describing this research, is a past recipient of several American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics awards, and a member of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, AIAA, SAE, NSPE and is a registered professional engineer.

Krieger was born Canonsburg, Pa. and grew up in Western Pennsylvania.

Speaker Appointments

For appointments, please contact John Wesner (

Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

The Robotics Institute is part of the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.