Dr. Cheryl Bowman has worked at NASA Glenn Research Center for 25 years conducting component-focused, structural properties research of metallics, intermetallics, and polymer matrix composites for aerospace power and propulsion applications. She currently is serving as a co-Technical Lead for Hybrid Gas Electric Propulsion under the Advanced Air Transportation Technology Project with the responsibility of coordinating vehicle system, electric drive system, and materials development research. Cheryl started her career working on turbine engine components and then spent ten years as a materials development lead for fission power conversion within the Space Mission Directorate. She received a Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a dual B.S. degree in Metallurgical Engineering and Engineering Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University.