Lead In-Service Engineer
Program Management / Life Cycle Management, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division
Martin Quiñones has had an almost unprecedented professional experience in his current position as Lead In-Service Engineer, Program Management/Life Cycle Management in the U.S. Navy. He’s been privileged to see a product design through its entire cycle, from abstract idea, to development, through to execution and deployment on board ships. His work with gas turbine electric start systems is now in service on the newest, most advanced destroyer in the Navy, the USS Zumwalt.
As a Technical Specialist on High Power Propulsion Gas Turbines, Mr. Quiñones is the lead technical expert for engine logistics. He is also a Subject Matter Expert for the Navy Alternate Fuels Program, responsible for the coordination and execution of multiple non-petroleum based fuel tests. His work has generated over $4.5 Million dollars over the past four years.
Mr. Quiñones is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He also has a Master’s degree from and Widener University, and he’s the author of numerous professional publications, including research and development on thermal fluids completed as part of a Ph.D. program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Quiñones has long had a passion for engineering and education, something he wants to pass on to the next generation. To this end, he’s worked as a part-time instructor for the University of Phoenix, and volunteers in his community as a STEM mentor for local schools.
-By Vinnie Longobardo