Liam Smith
Ph.D. Student (From Fall 2021)
Ann & H. J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences

Liam is from San Clemente, CA and completed a B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Astronomy at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He then spent 5 years at Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Center working on SSA projects and currently is a flight dynamics engineer at Amazon’s Project Kuiper. His research interests are in spaceflight dynamics, space situational awareness, and space safety. Outside of research, Liam enjoys surfing, camping and riding motorcycles.