George Parker, PhD
George Parker, PhD
Technical Fellow / Technical Lead Engineer / Boeing Designated Expert Chemical Technology
Boeing Research & Technology
Dr. George A. Parker is a Boeing Technical Fellow (TF), Technical Lead Engineer (TLE), and Boeing Designated Expert (BDE) for the NW Analytical Chemistry/Thermal Analysis/ Failure Analysis/ Surface Characterization/Electron Microscopy group where he leads a team of engineers/scientist and technical technicians in solving production material problems, researching new materials, works with supporting Boeing suppliers, failure analysis, program support and investigative analysis for NTSB and FAA.
In 1988, he joined Boeing Material Technology as P&A research engineer/ scientist. During his career with Boeing, he has held numerous leadership positions within the organization. In 2011 George became part of an elite group The Boeing Company’s Prestigious Technical Fellowship.
Dr. Parker has received extensive recognition for his work from organizations including Career Communication Group, The Black Engineer of The Year Award ‘Cooperate Promotion of Education’ (2010), The National Society of Black Engineers Golden Torch Award for ‘Life Time Achievement In Industry’ (2012), Red-Tailed Hawks Future Thrust Award (2017) and the CCG BEYA ‘Senior Technology Fellow’ (2018). He also received the Saint Martin’s University ‘Distinguish Alumni Award’ (2018).
George developed the Boeing – Edmonds Community College (EdCC) Educational Experiential Learning Exposure Internship Program (EELEIP), which serves as a pipeline for the technical technician workforce at Boeing. He currently serves on ASTM D30 Committee Thermal Analysis for Dynamic Mechanical Analysis Glass Transition Temperature Measurement as an evaluator and the Boeing voting member, and with the Composite Material Handbook-17 Polymeric Matrix Composite Committee as a voting member and reviewer.
Dr. Parker sits on the Advisory Boards for both Seattle Pacific University & Edmonds Community College Engineering and Computer Science Department, and holds seats on the Board of Trustees for Saint Martin’s University (Lacey, WA), and the Board of Trustees for Djagora University (Cinagual, Africa).
He’s received appointments to the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Advisory Board for The National Resource Center for Materials Technology Education (MatEdU), and the NSF
National Visiting Committee for Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education.
George holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Martin’s College, a Masters/Ph.D. program in Organic Analytical Chemistry from the University of Virginia, and Masters in Industrial and Business Management from the University of Washington/ESC-Lille School of Business. He also has a Doctorate in Strategic, Programme and Project Management from SKEMA School of Business France, and recently completed the Gordon school of engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) program for ‘Engineering Leadership Program for Mid-Career Professionals.’
A native of New York City, George currently resides in Seattle with his wife, two children and three grandchildren. He coach’s basketball at Seattle Pacific University, enjoys hiking, playing tennis, golf, music, and working in The Rock Church as an associate Pastor with young adults encouraging them to reach their full potential in life.