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Elizabeth Congdon

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Chief Technologist of the Engineering Branch; Mechanical Systems Engineer; Mechanical Lead Engineer
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering
    Stanford University
  • M.S.E., Mechanical Engineering
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
    Johns Hopkins University

Elizabeth Congdon graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. She received a M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. She has worked at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory for over 10 years in roles as the Lead Engineer for the Parker Solar Probe Thermal Protection System and currently as the Mechanical Lead Engineer for the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission. Additionally, she is the Chief Technologist for the Engineering Branch of the Space Exploration Sector and a Section Supervisor in the Mechanical Systems Group.  Her research interests include materials and mechanical systems in extreme environments.

Scholarly Publications

Full scale thermal simulator development for the solar probe plus thermal protection system

2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2017
Elizabeth Heisler, Elisabeth Abel, Elizabeth Congdon, Daniel Eby, (2017), Full scale thermal simulator development for the solar probe plus thermal protection system, 2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference, https://doi.org/10.1109/aero.2017.7943703

Development of a Thermal Simulator to Thermally Test the Solar Probe Plus Spacecraft

32nd AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference, 2016
Elizabeth A. Congdon, Elisabeth Abel, Elizabeth Heisler, Ted Hartka, (2016), Development of a Thermal Simulator to Thermally Test the Solar Probe Plus Spacecraft, 32nd AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference, https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2016-3822

Not Your Public Library’s MakerSpace: The Nuts and Bolts of a Physical Place

Infusing Innovation Into Organizations, 2016
Elizabeth Congdon, (2016), Not Your Public Library's MakerSpace: The Nuts and Bolts of a Physical Place, Infusing Innovation Into Organizations, 235--250, https://doi.org/10.1201/b19481-19

Development of High-Temperature Optical Coating for Thermal Management on Solar Probe Plus

10th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, 2012
Elizabeth Congdon, Douglas Mehoke, Mark Buchta, Dennis Nagle, Dajie Zhang, (2010), Development of High-Temperature Optical Coating for Thermal Management on Solar Probe Plus, 10th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2010-4661