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Letters to a Young Engineer: Jeanne Yu, Director of Tech Integration & ecoDemonstrator (Boeing)

January 23, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:20pm
Mitchell B67, Stanford University


Jeanne Yu is the Director of Technology Integration and the ecoDemonstrator Program for Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA).

Yu’s responsibilities are planning and executing the Product Development technology R&D portfolio to meet the needs of current and future commercial airplanes and services. This includes the innovative ecoDemonstrator Program, a cadence of flight test platforms to accelerate “learn by doing”, collaboration and technology implementation. Yu also leads Design for Environment focused improvements for energy, global and local emissions, community noise, and sustainable materials.

She was a key industry leader responsible for conducting first flights with sustainable biofuel blends, establishing viability of sustainable aviation biofuel for commercial aircrafts. Yu has previous experience in Environmental Control Systems, air quality, 787 cabin environment, fire protection systems and certification.

Yu has served on National Academies Transportation Research Board committees, FAA Research Engineering and Development Advisory Committee, International UK advisory for Aviation and Environment, OMEGA and FAA Center of Excellence Aircraft - Cabin Environment. Yu was inducted as an AIAA Associate Fellow in January 2019.

Yu received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering – Thermosciences from Stanford University. Prior to joining Boeing, Yu worked at Sandia National Laboratories.


Jeanne's talk is part of the Winter quarter E311A seminar series, “Letters to a Young Engineer.” Come hear from an inspiring group of women as they share stories about their lives and lessons learned from their varied careers in engineering. People of all identities are welcome! Cookies and tea will be served at 4:20pm.

Event Sponsor: 
Stanford Mechanical Engineering Women's Group, Mechanical Engineering - Design Group
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