Raymond R. Cosner

Senior Technical Fellow
The Boeing Corporation
BSAAE 1972
MSAAE 1972

“A career in engineering is whatever you choose to make of it. You can focus on doing things that are common practice and need to be done again, and you may find engineering to be boring and routine. Or you can focus on continually stretching yourself beyond what has been done previously, and engineering will be the most stimulating and exciting career you can imagine.”

Raymond Cosner is senior technical fellow and senior technical fellow for technology at the Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). His specific responsibilities include leading the development of program technical roadmaps (10-year strategic planning), organizing technical reviews to ensure technical integrity on IDS projects, and developing a strategic staffing approach to meet future needs of IDS programs. In addition, Cosner was chair of the Boeing Technical Fellowship from July 2001-June 2003.

In 1975, Cosner began his career at the McDonnell Douglas Corporation. Most of his work until 2002 focused on CFD analysis of tactical aircraft. From March 1999-September 2002, he led the development of a common Boeing-wide CFD analysis process and tool set.

Cosner is a member of the International Council of Aeronautical Sciences, International Standards Organization, National Research Council and had been the Boeing representative in the Industrial Research Institute since 2002. He also is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and received a national award from the AIAA for Outstanding Technical Paper in Airbreathing Propulsion in 1992.

Cosner has received numerous awards and honors, most recently honorable mention in NASA’s “Software of the Year” competition in 1999.

He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in 1972 from the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics.