An Overview of Dr. Paul Zarda’s Commendable Work at Lockheed Martin

Dr. Paul Zarda of Sanford, Florida is a diligent professional having many years of experience at Lockheed Martin. His duties and responsibilities fall under different categories which include Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff assigned to Research and Technology, Manager of Engineering Methods Group, and Program Manager for WFAPB contracts. He is responsible for the development of FEM/SINDA, which is an industry standard thermal analysis code that has entirely changed the way thermal analysis is performed.

Dr. Paul Zarda has also reviewed engineering processes at Lockheed Martin and Fire Control Facility in the area of conceptual and preliminary design of missile and fire-control systems. This led to a developed methodology and architecture to capture that knowledge. Today the EMD (Engineering Methods Group) offers IMD (Interactive Missile Design) & IGD (Interactive Gimbal Design) systems for conceptual missile control designs. The effort made a significant impact in integrating complex multi disciplinary processes which have lead to over five million dollars of documented savings. Interactive Missile Design has been singled out by Lockheed’s Air Force customer as a key discriminator in the recent successful proposal wins.

Dr. Paul Zarda received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in Engineering Mechanics in the area of Bio-mechanics and Bio-engineering. He was an Assistant Professor in Engineering Science at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. Later, he served as a Research Analyst at David Taylor Naval Research and Development, concentrating in the area of finite modeling of acoustical fluid interaction problems. After that, he served as a Senior Engineer in design and analysis of nuclear steam generators at Westinghouse.

Paul Zarda of Orlando has a long list of achievements including Graduate Citation for Outstanding Achievement, Columbia University; Bronze Key Award for overall excellence at Columbia University; Tau Beta Pi, National Honor Society for Engineering, and many more. Another of his accomplishments was offering more than 20 CES courses over the last twenty years at Lockheed Martin (very few individuals, if any, have offered these many courses).

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