Name : Dr. Abdelqader Abusafieh
Title : SVP Technology & Advanced Materials
Organization : Strata – UAE

Dr. Abdelqader Abusafieh is responsible for R&D initiatives and technology development strategy for Strata and Mubadala Aerospace Unit. His role includes fostering collaboration programs with OEMs and academia to develop new technologies in support of aerospace businesses. Dr. Abusafieh has over 20 years of industry experience in the aerospace field covering a range of aircraft and spacecraft programs and technologies. His prior US employment includes Composite Optics Inc., Alliant Techsystems (ATK), and Cytec Engineered Materials. He has several patents and sits on advisory boards for a number of universities. Dr. Abusafieh obtained his Ph.D. from Drexel University, his Masters from Villanova University, and his Bachelor from University of Jordan. He has received several government and industry awards for his contributions to aerospace innovation.