Advisory Board Member
Director, Aerodynamics, Pratt & Whitney
Jennifer Duke is Executive Director of Core Disciplines Engineering at Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corporation and a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. In this role, Jennifer provides strategic leadership of a multi-site engineering organization that is responsible for engineering capabilities including discipline strength, tools & methods development, knowledge capture, critical skills and specialized expertise in support of all commercial and military programs. In addition, Jennifer’s team is part of the Engine Design & System Integration organization at Pratt & Whitney and is responsible for gas turbine engine aero thermal designs and structural lifting systems.
Prior to this role, Jennifer was Senior Director of Propulsion Systems Analysis, and previously Senior Director of Aerodynamics and Thermal Fluids. In these roles, she drove strategic vision and technical execution of engine propulsion systems and aero-thermal designs for engine components with oversight of turbines, compressors, combustors, acoustics, inlets, nacelles & nozzles, CFD methods, internal air systems and heat transfer.
Jennifer has been with Pratt & Whitney since 1992 and has held roles of increasing responsibility in the Performance Systems Analysis, Turbine Aerodynamics, and the Turbine Module Center organizations. She also served as Performance Systems Chief for the Operational Commercial Engines group and the Executive Assistant to Pratt & Whitney’s Chief Operating Officer.
Jennifer sits on the industry advisory board for the University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering Department and the advisory board for the University of Connecticut Department of Mechanical Engineering. She is a prior member of the FAA Environment and Energy Research, Engineering & Development advisory subcommittee and the United Way Women’s Leadership Council. In 2015, Duke received a United Technologies Chairman’s award and in 2016 received the University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering Alumni Merit Award.
Jennifer earned a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut.