Ian Murray


Angestellt, Director of Engineering, Intellectual Ventures Laboratory

****, Germany


Program Management
Product Management
Mechanical Engineering
Fluid Mechanics
Electrical Engineering
Software Development
Aerospace Engineering
Rocket Engine & Vehicle Development
Satellite Development
Medical Devices
Oil & Gas
Intellectual Property
User Centered Design
Systems Engineering
Requirements Management
Configuration Management
Failure Analysis
Business Development
Financial Analysis
Agile Development
Project Management


Professional experience for Ian Murray

  • Current 12 years and 1 month, since 2010

    Director of Engineering

    Intellectual Ventures Laboratory

    I lead an interdisciplinary organization to invent solutions to complex Global Health & Development challenges. Areas of focus include medical devices, disease diagnostics & interventions, and agricultural & food science. I manage ~ 50 scientists and engineers with disciplines including physics, biology, chemistry, fluid mechanics, mechanical, electrical, & software engineering. I have created and implemented processes for project management, product development, and risk management.

  • 2004 - 2010

    Department Manager & Lead Technical Program Manager

    Blue Origin

    Managed an engineering department and led several large projects for a private Aerospace start-up company, founded by Jeff Bezos, developing rocket vehicles to provide commercial access to space. Principal responsibilities included personnel supervision and project management including cost, schedule, and technical oversight.

  • 2000 - 2004

    Senior Technical Program Manager

    Aerojet Rocketdyne

    Managed the development of rocket engines and components under NASA, US Air Force, and DoD contracts. Programs included Integrated Powerhead Development (IPD), Advanced Re-usable Rocket Engine (ARRE), and Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV). Responsibilities included cost, schedule, and technical oversight. Led the invention of the tri-fluid injector used in the ARRE program.

  • 1999 - 2000

    Program Manager

    Beal Aerospace

    Managed the development of rocket engines and components for a private Aerospace start-up company. Responsibilities included cost, schedule, and technical oversight. Tested the largest liquid rocket engine since the Apollo program.

  • 1996 - 1999

    Project Engineer

    Northrop Grumman (formerly TRW)

    Developed spacecraft thrusters for the Chandra X-Ray Observatory and a cryogenic vacuum test facility to research electric propulsion concepts, including Hall effect thrusters.

  • 1994 - 1996

    Research Assistant

    Purdue University

    Wrote code to computationally simulate a droplet’s resonance to an acoustic stimulus using FORTRAN and MATLAB. Conducted experimental research into hybrid rocket engines.

Educational background for Ian Murray

  • 2013 - 2013

    Design & Innovation

    Stanford University

    Innovation Master Series: Design Thinking and the Art of Innovation

  • 2 years, Sep 1994 - Aug 1996

    Aerospace Engineering

    Purdue University

    Jet & Rocket Propulsion, Structures, Controls, Computational Modeling, Software Development, Test Engineering, FORTRAN, PASCAL, MATLAB

  • 3 years and 9 months, Sep 1990 - May 1994

    Aerospace Engineering

    Purdue University


  • English

    First language

  • French


  • German


  • Turkish



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