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Clayton P. Turner
NESC Chief Engineer

Mr. Turner currently serves as the Chief Engineer for the Langley Research Center (LaRC) in addition to serving as the NESC Chief Engineer at LaRC.

Mr. Turner began his career with NASA at LaRC in 1990 where he served as a Lidar In-Space Technology Experiment (LITE) Engineer. In this role he led the development of the laser aligning, bore-sight limit system. Mr. Turner served as Assistant Branch Head, Branch Head, and Acting Deputy Director in the Systems Engineering Competency. Mr. Turner was selected as the technical/programmatic lead for several projects including the Gas Permeable Polymer Materials (GPPM) Project, the THUNDER and LaRC-SI technology development project, and the Gas and Aerosol Monitoring Sensorcraft (GAMS) Project. Mr. Turner later served as the Systems Engineering Directorate Chief Engineer where he was responsible for engineering leadership and technical oversight for the planning and execution of complex flight and ground system projects; and for the design, development, and application of sound engineering practices across Directorate supported projects.

Prior to joining NASA Mr. Turner was the Chief Engineer for Dynamic Recording Studio in Rochester, New York. He was responsible for the technical and artistic recording quality of a wide range of audio and video content spanning multiple styles and formats.

Mr. Turner is the recipient of two Paul F. Holloway Non-Aerospace Technology Transfer Awards, the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, and the NASA Silver Snoopy Award. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.
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Clayton P. Turner