Matthew Szolwinski

Matthew Szolwinski

GEnx Systems Engineering
GE Aviation
BSAAE 1993
MSAAE 1995
PhD AAE 1998




"Purdue University and the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics have left a critical and indelible mark on not just my career, but my life. From the world-class engineering education I received, to the professional networking I established, to some of my closest friendships I forged, including with my wife, Purdue has been my launch pad.'"

Matt Szolwinski earned his bachelor's degree in 1993, his master's degree in 1995 and his doctorate in 1998 from the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Szolwinski has served as GE Aviation's chief engineer for its GEnx-1B Systems Engineering team since 2009. After earning his doctorate at Purdue, he taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as an assistant professor in the mechanical and aeronautical engineering department. In 2000, he joined Pratt and Whitney to support its operational commercial engineering fleet as a structures integration manager. In 2004, he joined GE Aviation in Evendale, Ohio with the systems engineering design team for the 787 Dreamliner GEnx-1B engine.

After the GEnx-1B earned Federal Aviation Administration certification in 2008, Szolwinski was named chief engineer for GE Aviation's large military engines.