Erik K. Antonsson, member of the MCE External Advisory Board and Caltech faculty in Mechanical Engineering from 1984-2009, has been named the Corporate Director of Technology for Northrop Grumman. In his new role, Dr. Antonsson will serve as the corporate focal point for technology customers, research labs, university research, key boards and technology forums, and will chair the Corporate Technology Council. As a member of the faculty at Caltech he organized the Engineering Design Research Laboratory and served as Executive Officer of Mechanical Engineering. He also started the ME 72 Design Competition which has grown into the anchor course of the undergraduate program and an important event on campus. He also has served as the Chief Technologist of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory between 2002-06.